Tri-tip on the mini.

Discussion in 'Beef' started by c farmer, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I started a tip thread here.   http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/172007/tri-tip

    With lots of help I got it done.

    Mini loaded with Trader Joe's, cherry and pecan.


    Running about 290 with some nice smoke.


    Had to put her winter coat on.   Getting cold here.


    Went to 140 IT.


    Sear time.


    Sliced pics.   Could have been a little more pink but still very tender and juicy.

    I wont go to as high IT next time.




    Hope I can keep getting these here.

    Thanks for looking.
     
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  2. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Adam. Glad you liked it.
     
  3. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great job. We are a fan of the tri tip here.
     
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Brian.


    Thanks, finally found one at wal mart. Hope they keep stocking them.
     
  5. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome Adam ! Them TT's are dang tasty, that looks really good ! :beercheer:

    :points1: for a nice smoke !
     
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  6. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Justin. I think it could be cooked like a brisket thou.

    Hmmmmm? New challege?
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking smoke Adam!

    No do not go brisket on it. On accident, okay a few too many beers while camping, we left one on way too long. When we took it off the IT was 170. Way tough, way dry, not good.
     
  8. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Got me thinkin, that may be a possibility.... Ya gotta do another one now to compare ! :biggrin:
     
  9. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok. Just a thought.
     
  10. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I will if I can get more.
     
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nope not good. Tri tip is more like a steak and doesn't do well going past steak temps.
     
  12. Looks great Adam! If I see a post of a tri-tip past 145° I will [​IMG]  135° will get you [​IMG]

    Hit the sear as hot as you can. If you get a good hard crust on a 130° you will love it!

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  13. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My wife dont like much red. I will push her limits next time.
     
  14. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    For those who can't handle pink, I would say great job!

    The main thing is you said it was still tender and juicy.

    Coming off the bottom sirloin, these won't be like a ribeye in tenderness.

    But the rich beef flavor makes up for it when you hit them right.

    Just too bad they have gotten so popular and driven up the price.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  15. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If I could find one and afford it , I'd love to try one...[​IMG]
     
  16. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks mighty good from here Adam! Nicely done Thumbs Up

    Red
     
  17. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks?   I guess. LOL

    It was super tender reheated today.
    You have to try one.  13 bucks for 2 lb thou.
    Thanks Red.  I see more in my future if I can keep getting them.
     
  18. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    Don't you raise your own cattle?
     
  19. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yea but I already got my beef for the year and my butcher doesn't cut the tip
     
  20. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fire that Butcher!!!!!!

    One trick you can do easily if the wife doesn't like the rare, cut her slices and drop in some hot beef broth or Au Jus. Doesn't take long and she'll have her well done and you'll have the rare goodness!
     

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