Tri tip Saturday

Discussion in 'Beef' started by bryce, May 2, 2015.

  1. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    First off, I hope everyone's draft went well yesterday and today.

    Secondly I decided on tri tip for tonight's dinner. It's a fast smoke but wonderfully flavorful! [​IMG]

    Smoked between 220 and 230. Brought the IT to 145 (that's just how we role in our house) At 145 it's silky smooth!

    Salt, pepper, garlic

    Into the smoker

    Sear on the grill

    Mmm, so juicy. Let her rest for 35 minutes

    This ones for you

    Tri tip is incredibly tasty. I'm 100% satisfied and ready for seconds!

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  2. Got one in the frig for tomorrow. What type of wood?
  3. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Straight up hickory for me Dave - and a good dose of it!

    Good luck, you're going to love it.

  4. c farmer

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

    Looks great.

    Hard to find them here.
  5. Yes that's what I plan hickory pellets my MES 30  w/amps, then seared on Weber grill
  6. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Farmer... Sorry to hear that.

    Funny thing... The butcher near my house doesn't stock tri tip so I go to a large grocery chain called Safeway to get it. Funny stuff.

    $7.99 per lb tonight
    Last edited: May 2, 2015
  7. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good! $7.99# here as well at grocery store upto $8/9.99 at butchers.
  8. smokeymoake

    smokeymoake Meat Mopper

    What is Tri Tip. Looks great, but never heard of it until I've been hanging around here.
  9. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Hi Smokey. I believe it's the bottom of the loin but I'm unsure.

  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking tri tip! one of my favorites!
  11. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    Dinner looks fantastic. Great job today.
  12. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Dirtsailor and Murry! Trip tip is a great way to get the smoked beef fix without a long cook.

    Have a good Sunday evening.

  13. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bryce if you have a Cash & Carry in your area you can get bulk packs of tri tip (unpeeled) for under $4/pound or 2 pack of Angus tri tip for a bit over $4/pound.
  14. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Excellent "tip"!

    I'll go take a look. Have a cash and carry a free miles from me.

    The one i bought from safeway already peeled. I don't mind doing that at half the cost i paid at safeway.

  15. weev

    weev Meat Mopper

    When I first saw this post I saved it hoping that some day I would find a tri tip not very common where I live and I found these today and now I can't wait until Wed to finally try it
  16. If you have a Costco nearby, check and see if they carry tri tip. The ones here (Calif) do. I bought a vacuum pak containing five tri tips for $4.99/lb. That's a lot of meat for us at one time, but it's prime grade, with no fat cap. I used to get them at Smart & Final for about $3.59/lb. also in bulk, but ungraded and with a heavy fat cap (about 1/4 inch) which I always had to trim off. There's no comparison between the two in taste and value!

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