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A friend of mine requested Tri-tip for our MNF gathering at church last night.  Up until yesterday, I had only grilled TT.  Thanks to input from Scarbelly & Bearcarver, I served up beautiful TT sammies for about 20 people while the 49ers recovered from last weeks loss with a realtivly solid win over the Steelers.


I found these bad boys for $3.09/ lb -- a really solid price for TT around here.  They came in a 4-pack, so I squirreled one away in the freezer for some future good eats!




Scar sent me an awesome-sounding rub recipe involving coffee; however, I did not have the grounds on hand to pull that one off on short notice. (I also was not sure about the broad appeal of such a recipe, especially with younger kids in the mix.)  I think I'll save his idea for the one I tucked away!!  


I trimmed a little of the fat cap and rubbed these with garlic powder, Rudy's rub, and black pepper and let them sit about half a day in the fridge.  Here they are ready for the smoke.




I took a long lunch and came home to smoke these.  The stats were: 240*ish cook temp with a mix of hickory & walnut for smoke, about 2 hours of smoke (until they hit 130-5* I.T.), then briefly threw them on a high flame on my grill to crisp up the outside and melt off more of the fat cap.  Once finished, I wrapped in foil and towels and placed them in my cooler.


I dropped them off at the church on my way back to work so folks could slice up and dig in (I was going to be about an hour late to the event).  Consequently, I did not get a pic of a whole TT.  Here is the close-up Bear-view:


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Tender, melt-in-your-mouth, smokey, medium rare goodness!  I got a lot of great comments on these.  And the best news is I have another one in the bank!


Thanks for looking!


Merry Christmas, everyone!

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I wondering if the fact that we can't get our hands on tri-tip here in florida makes it em like it is so good or is it just my brain playing with me. Your tri-tip look fabulous there james. I do however remember when we couldn't get Coor's to it was the best beer till I tasted it.

post #3 of 11

I love tri tip & yours look delicious James!


Mark, they had them here at Publix a few months ago, they even advertised them in the paper.


I bought 5 of them for the freezer, of course they are all gone now and I haven't seen any since.

post #4 of 11

Awesome job James. Sounds like everyone was happy. I can't wait for you to try the on with the Java rub and let me know what you think. The Java rub came from our friend BBQ Goddess and I get rave reviews with it. 

post #5 of 11

Mark you might be able to go to a publix or winn dixie and talk to the meat monger and ask them to order you some.  They should be able to get it for.

post #6 of 11

I love me some TT and I will be smoking some next week while I am in Ca.  Same here S. Al Sams club had them one time and I bought 5 of them and never had them again..

Yours look just great ! Nice job..Thank the man above that you have excess to them all the time..

post #7 of 11

Looks good!  I love smoking tri tip.  It's easy, relatively quick, and most importantly it's delicious!

post #8 of 11

Tri-tips have been showing up at our local Wal-Mart Supercenter the last few months. However, no where the price adiochiro 3 got them. They run about $5.98/lb, I get them when they go on sale for about $4.78/lb. I've been hooked on them since reading about them on this site

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You did a good job.  Maybe in the spring I may try that for my 50+ at church.  I was wondering how much each weighed.  My smoker could do only three at the most. 


Great Job.

post #10 of 11

It looks great and i almost missed it

post #11 of 11

Looks great... nice job bet that was tasty

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