No Bearcarver Tri tip tutorial???

Discussion in 'Beef' started by cobble, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. cobble

    cobble Smoke Blower

    What is the meaning of this outrage? I see all of these awesome tri tips in the carousel, so I go consult my smoking dictionary (Bear's sig) and what do I find? Everything but tri tip! What's going on here, Bear? Consider this an online petition!
  2. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'll sign that petition [​IMG]

    Although I must say, If I could get Tri Tip here you would see more of

    them on the carousel. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2011
  3. cobble

    cobble Smoke Blower

    I'm in the same boat up here in Boston. Never heard of a tri tip until about 5 or 6 years ago, and I've still never seen one. I'm hoping to find a butcher that'll carry that cut, but I think I'm just as likely to find ground unicorn around here.
  4. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Dont know where da bear be but down here in bayou country there is no such thing as tri tip. Butchers won't even cut em.
  5. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It's a west coast cut, I've only had one and it was flown in at the last gathering by  Brian from California.

    It was awesome!
  6. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm originally from Calif, Tri Tip in every store. Since moving to PA some 20 years ago i aint seen one. My butcher says .....oh yeah i can get em if you want the whole case....I dont think so maynard.
  7. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Up until  the past year the butchers around here did not know what Tri-Tip was. I ask many about them since I lived in Ca. for 18 yer.  and ate them all of the time along with those Santa Maria beans. last year Sam`s club got some in by mistake and I bought  4 or 5 of them and the next week they were gone and never to be seen again. They can be tough as a brisket if you do not smoke or bbq them right but done right they are wonderful...
  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I would be happy to help any of you who need a TriTip. We can ship it with dry ice to anywhere you need. Just cover my cost and it is yours. TriTips average about $4 # and the average portion is about 3-4 pounds.
  9. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What can I say?

    Waiting for Bear's tri tip tutorial.


    Good luck and good smoking.
  10. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Just picked up a few for 2.99 a pound today. [​IMG]  Or should I say I cleaned them out. [​IMG]  Petition signed. [​IMG]
  11. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hey guys, why don't you order a case, cost about $150, ...and then split it among 4-5 of ya that are close together and you got tri-tip, grill it to 135° with some salt, pepper, garlic powder, wrap it in foil and take it to your butcher, I'll bet after he tastes it you'll have tri-tip all of the time, ...that's what I did and we have it here every day.   [​IMG]

    Meat, I pay $3.15/lb and it's coming from New Zealand, ...I feel good!!!

    Last edited: Aug 23, 2011
  12. smokinal

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

    I bet Bear can't get tri tip or he would have a tutorial on smoking it.
  13. cobble

    cobble Smoke Blower

    Wow, I knew they were a west coast thing, but I didn't think they'd be so exclusive. I may need to look into importing some. I'll check with a couple local butchers first
  14. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Talk to your local Sam`s club butchers they may be able to order them...Somebody send Bear a Tri-Tip.....I would but I can`t get them.
  15. Yes Bear needs a tip about Tri-Tips.  Although a Tri Tip done up Santa Maria style is a slice of heaven.
  16. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sooo Sad!  [​IMG]  Seems I have cornered the market in my area!  I have Tri- Tips in our case every day now and people are starting to catch on finally.  Reminds me!...I need to have a loss leader sale on Tri Tips and do some demos in the store again!  Samples anyone??? [​IMG]

  17. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bear is a LAZY POS and needs to get a tri tip on the smoker

    Get with the program Bear!

    What are you thinking?

  18. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Somebody send this Bear a Tri-tip pleeeeeeeeease !!!!!!!
  19. smokinal

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

    It really amazes me that tri tip is not available all over the US.

    We get it here occasionally & it sells out immediately.

    I look for it every time I'm in the grocery store.

    We don't have any butcher shops here in Highlands County, so I can't ask my local butcher to get me one.

  20. herman4

    herman4 Newbie

    i am north of boston. i found 1 buthcer that has tri tip steaks - no good for smoking.

    i then found a butcher in beverly that cut the tri tip off the whole serloin for me - it was great!

    I think the meat store will order it.

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