I have never cooked tri tip before, it is not really available at the stores and only a few local butchers know what it is. So when a vendor left us some from a demonstration, I was excited when I came in today to find they had saved me some to smoke. So here are a few pictures of it. One was grass fed and the other was grain fed, not sure which won is which, they were not labeled for me. So I will call them A and B, when I find out I will update the post.
Smoked in a MES 30 with Apple Wood at 240 until IT 130 degrees. Seasoned with only kosher salt, ground black pepper and garlic, they took about 1 1/2hrs. When I removed them from the smoker I did a quick sear on the grill for color, they were a little pale for me.
Onto the good stuff…….
After resting for an hour in the warmer.
We will call the one with the fat cap Tri Tip "A"
And the one without the fat cap will be Tri Tip "B"
Side by side comparison
Cut up Tri Tip "A"
Cut up Tri Tip "B"
It don't look the greatest for a picture, but it sure tasted great!!!!
Edited by jarjarchef - 12/8/13 at 4:09pm