Tri Tip question

Discussion in 'Meat Selection and Processing' started by jmorton, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. jmorton

    jmorton Newbie

    I was at a local restaurant supply place the other day and saw a 20 lb piece of beef that was labeled as Tri Tip.  Looked more like a brisket to me, didn't look anything like the normal Tri Tip I see at the grocery store.  is it normally a large cut that is further cut down by the butcher? If so, I'd like to try it as it was substantially less expensive that at the store.  
  2. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Tri tips are usually in the 2-3.5 lb range each.  It was probably a bag o' tri tips.  My grocer sells them like that in a big vacuum bag that looks like the size of a small beef clod for a dollar cheaper per pound than the individually packaged tri tips.  They are usually untrimmed too. 
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2015
  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The more the merrier with tri tip!
  4. That is considered the (large)family pack where I come from!!! [​IMG]
  5. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    I can't even find single tri-tips. I would probably start dancing around the grocery store if I saw a 20 lb bag of them! 
  6. ^^^^^Yes this is exactly what is on my mind. 
  7. coloradopdm

    coloradopdm Newbie

    I wanna see the cow that TT came off of. :drool
  8. rc4u

    rc4u Fire Starter

    if don't see one just ask as lots of places don't put the less sold cuts out or even cut them different and rename
  9. squidez

    squidez Newbie

    Ya I just bought one of those today. About 18 lbs. It even has a fat cap😄
    Now I just gotta figure out what to do with it.

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