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first tri tip

post #1 of 10
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not sure the best wood to smoke my tri tip with, any suggestions?

post #2 of 10

I like hickory, but that's just me.

post #3 of 10

I don't have any tri tips around here, but any kind of beef like that, I like Hickory and/or Cherry.




post #4 of 10

I do mine with Pecan or Cherry

post #5 of 10

Like most i am a big fan of cherry and hickory!

post #6 of 10

X2. It's all about personal preference!

post #7 of 10

I like pecan.

Or wine barrel, if it can be sourced.


EDIT: Since touching on abrrel, which is Oak, I would argue that beef and oak practically go hand-in-hand, like Jeeps and busted axles.

post #8 of 10

You wouldn't go wrong with hickory.  As stated before, it is a matter of taste.  Traditional Santa Maria tri tip was done over red oak if you have any of that available.  I have never used red oak, so I don't know how it would compare to regular oak.  Hmmm?


Good luck and good smoking!

post #9 of 10
I love the taste of cherry on beef.. Mesquite is overdone IMHO here in TX. Pecan would also be a great choice, or a mix.
post #10 of 10

I like cherry and beechicon14.gif

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