Tri tip with Q-view

Discussion in 'Beef' started by teeznuts, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Found trimmed tri tip on sale for $2.98 lb which is rare in California these days so I couldn't let an opportunity pass me by. Rubbed with EVOO and did one in Chef Merito's steak seasoning and one in Pappy's prime rib rub. Into the MES at 225 and out at 153 and 156. Meant to pull in the low 140's but I got distracted slicing BBB from yesterday's smoke and keeping an eye on some beer bread I was grilling from Cowgirl's recipe. Not as rare as I prefer but still make for some good sammies.

  2. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    No, No, No,  over smoked........send to me right away for disposal !!!   [​IMG]  Seriously, that looks perfect. [​IMG]  Nice job. 
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks delicious!!

  4. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks perfect from here too! I bet it tastes awesome..

     What a great price on the tri-tip.. they are hard to find in my area.

    Now I need to make some bread, you've made me hungry. [​IMG]
  5. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Tri tip is like a staple in the Californian's weekly diet so it's everywhere but in recent years it's gone from being cheap to pricey. Even costco is around $5 something a lb. On average I see the untrimmed stuff for $4.50 lb so this was a total steal.

    Thanks for looking everyone.
  6. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    man you've been a busy smoker friend! Save any ju for all that delicious looking tri-tip
  7. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Teez is right on.  That could have been pulled sooner.  He is on the right road.

    For those of you who have trouble finding or identifying tri tips, check his first pic. You will see how the grain runs in two different directions.  On this cut, you have to slice thinly (about 1/4 inch) but ALWAYS across the grain.  This means to cut in two directions in different parts of the meat.  The first pic illustrates this perfectly.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sorry for the double post.  I see Teez is using Pappy's seasoning.  I usually make my own.  As store bought (giving away my age with that saying) goes, it is pretty good stuff.  I like their regular seasoning.  They also make a Pappy's all purpose seasoning, which is very similar.  I really like the all purpose seasoning for tri tips when I am too lazy to make up something of my own.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  9. smokinal

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

    It sure looks great from here!

  10. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    No I totally forgot to save the drippings. Had a BBB slicing going on and making beer bread at same time. Got side tracked and ended up mixing up a powdered au jus mix [​IMG]

    I have the Pappy's "choice" or regular seasoning too. Goes good on chicken, burgers, turkey, pork loin, you name it. Pappy's is pretty good for store bought especially on the lazy days when I just want hurry and get smoking.
  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great !!!

    You're really set for sammies now----MMmmmmm, did you get the economy size jar of horse radish??  [​IMG]

    I have still not run into a tri tip in my area yet !!!

    I might have to order one from one of my butchers.

    Thanks for the views!

  12. I have never seen tri tips either in NC. I wish I could find some because that looks fantastic. I could eat sammies all week of that. I guess I need to look harder. It looks like a great cut.
  13. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    They look Delicious  
  14. Nice score on the tri tip.  I was in the butchers today and they had kobe tri tip at 20.00 a pound.  Arggg.  It would be a kick to try it.

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