Tri-Tip never Again

Discussion in 'Beef' started by tropics, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Finally found a Tri-Tip so I set up for indirect on the Weber Kettle

    Tri-Tip pre-seasoned 



    Got the smoker up to 225*


    Nice TBS


    Set out to hit 135* F IT Medium


    Meat hit 136* and climbed to 138* while resting not bad


    Nice and juicy 


    Served with Sweet Tater and Asparagus 


    Reason I will never do another one of these! I could only taste the Vinegar 

    Meat was super tender 

    Thanks for looking

    Richie

    Still hunting for an unseasoned Tri-Tip
     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It sure looks good from here Richie!

    You never see tri tip here in Florida either.

    But I found that our local grocery store (Publix) will order them for you.

    They come in a case, but you can pick which ones you want & not buy the whole case.

    Although the whole case is only 5 or 6 of them.

    I usually take the 3 best looking ones & leave the rest.

    There is always 1 or 2 that are real small & I don't take them.

    Had to give you a point for trying so hard!

    Al
     
  3. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Al Thanks I was just disappointed with the taste of the vinegar hid the meat completely,I am sure when I find one it will be a treat Thanks for the points I appreciate it

    Richie 
     
  4. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Richie, I thought you wrote that it was pre-seasoned. That's probably the problem. The folks who do these have probably never eaten a tri tip, much less smoked one. Try to find one that is naked in the Cryovac and do your own prep. It's gotta be better. Good luck, Joe.
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yelp just like buying pre-sauced ribs, or pre-sauced anything.

    Once you get that first unseasoned Tri tip and hit it with SPOG you'll be golden! A bit of Henderson's relish or Worchestshire is all one needs!
     
  6. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Too bad,good luck finding one the only issue will be you'll want more! Don't forget they love to spin as well!
     
  7. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Richie, Too bad about the taste,your tri-tip looks great in the photos !
     
  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Joe Thanks I will be looking 
    Case That is what I am planning 
    b-one I thought about that

    Thanks for the kind words guys

    Richie
     
  9. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    CM texture was great,sliced real nice We just have to get a plain one Thanks for the points I appreciate it

    Richie
     
  10. danbono

    danbono Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Rich Try Whole Foods for tri tips some times they have them, only thing they get a fortune for them  $10.99 lb

    Dan
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2016
  11. sauced

    sauced Master of the Pit

    I agree 100%......the one you did looked real good!
     
  12. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It looks good, Richie but I know what you mean about those commercial marinades. They can be overpowering.

    Disco
     
  13. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Dan that is a crazy price,I look at Wegmans and it shows they have them

    Richie
     
  14. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks guys I appreciate it and I will find one soon

    Richie
     
  15. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks good Richie. I won't be buying any per-seasoned either, thanks for the tip... the tip... get it? LOL [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2016
  16. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    John I think I would have enjoyed the Pickle smoked better then that meat.

    Richie
     
  17. That looked really good. I never buy preseasoned meat, they never taste good. Here in California every grocery store has them and they start at about $2.49/lb. They did get up to $7.99/lb about a year ago. I didn't eat tri tip for a few months. My brother lives in Florida and tells me he misses tri tip. Hope you find some soon.
     
  18. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks but that trip out west,would be real costful LOL

    Richie
     
  19. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    If you got any left or that type of Tri-Tip is the only option...FAJITA's !!!!...I marinate Flank steak and Skirt in Red Wine Vinegar as the bulk of a well seasoned marinade over night. You taste it but with the toppings works very well...JJ
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2016
  20. johnmeyer

    johnmeyer Smoking Fanatic

    I too live in California and tri-tip are as common as ground beef. Lots of places, including some great specialty stores, sell pre-marinated and/or pre-seasoned tri-tip. My experience is that even when I purchase from places that have the best meats, or from places that also sell smoked products, the pre-marinated products are absolutely awful and even the pre-seasoned are not great.

    The reasons?

    Simple:

    1. They sit in the spices too long.

    2. No one has rubs that are as good as what you can make yourself.

    Since applying a rub takes only a minute, and even marinating is quick, there really isn't much reason to purchase anything other than the bare meat.

    However, since you can only get the marinated version of tri-tip, perhaps you should look at this page which provides alternative names for the same cut:

    12 Other Names for Tri Tip

    Perhaps you really have it, but it is packaged under a different name. If you do manage to find some, I recommend either Jeff's original rub or Jeff's Texas rub. The recipes for both can be purchased directly from Jeff.
     

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