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1st Attempt At Smoking ANYTHING (Tri Tip)

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I forgot to take pictures before cooking and during lol, but I did remember to take a few pictures after I brought the TT into the kitchen.

 

Just built and cured my Master Forge Dual Door Smoker last night after picking it up from the Lowes across the street.

 

Bought a 1.75 and 2.50 pound Tri Tips, trimmed off the fat before seasoning them with Applewood Rub

 

then got the Smoker up to around 225 - 250 with apple wood chips (think I might go with Chunks in the future)

 

Smoked them both (1.75 was one rack higher) for 2 hours.

 

The smaller one came out to be Medium Well (meant for Medium), and larger one came out as Medium/Medium Rare

 

Unfortunately I was so focused on doing the corn on the cob and potatoes, I forgot to check the water pan which dried out toward the end, and might have helped in the chips resulting in a smoldering ash rather than just black wood. lol,

 

Overall though, I did notice a suttle smoke ring around the slices, so that was a good sign. Not to mention my family loved the meat, said it had a delicious flavor and was falling apart in their mouth. So I was definitely happy for my 1st try at smoking meats.

 

Next will be chicken and ribs, start with breasts, but in a week or two I plan on doing a whole chicken, possibly a bacon wrapped, beer butt chicken :)

 

Suggestions, Comments, Advice, bring it on. Love to hear feedback

 

 

 

post #2 of 13

Looks mouthwatering good!    :Looks-Great:

post #3 of 13

Looks Delicious!! Great job on your first Smoke!! Hope to see some more posts! bravo2.png

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Thanks guys, those slices are from the larger roast above on the pan, sadly the smaller one came out more grey, but it worked out really well because a few of my family members prefer well done meat anyways. So the rest of us enjoyed the hot pink slices. lol

 

I'll definitely be posting more, thankfully I live in Southern California. So I can smoke year round with no problems :P

post #5 of 13
I think you need to change your forum name there , buddy.....maybe something like " quinaintashardasithought" seriously. Nice job on your first cook. Welcome to the addiction. icon14.gif
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I think you need to change your forum name there , buddy.....maybe something like " quinaintashardasithought" seriously. Nice job on your first cook. Welcome to the addiction. icon14.gif


ha ha, I hate making usernames on forums. Just felt like putting a Smoker spin on the hometown rappers spin. :P

 

My beautiful city of Long Beach produced mr Snoop D o double G  lol

 

thanks though, I'm excited to finally have my own smoker

post #7 of 13

nice lookin beef!

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nice lookin beef!

yea it was great quality, I usually get my meats at the local Stater Bros. -- rarely shop there for my big lists, but when it comes to getting meat, that's definitely my spot.

 

They have a huge selection and employees who actually know what they're talking about. lol

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My beautiful city of Long Beach produced mr Snoop D o double G  lol

 

   Sippin' on Gin 'n Juice, Laid Back!!!       :xrocker:

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That's some fine looking grub there man!  :drool  I am determined that I will get to taste tri tip one of these days...  Nice smoke!!  thumb1.gif

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Very nice ! icon14.gif
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Nice Tri-Tips. Do you like your MB Smoker :icon_question: How about a review (pros and cons).

 

Stan . . .

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Nice Tri-Tips. Do you like your MB Smoker :icon_question: How about a review (pros and cons).

 

Stan . . .


it's a Master Forge, not Master Built

 

But after the 1st use, only cons I've noticed is that the seal around the doors is a little offset, so I'm going to invest in a gasket that will form around the door to trap in the smoke 99% rather than the current like 85%.

 

Really no cons as of yet, for 179 at Lowes in California and LA of all places (our tax rate is 9% in LA County)

 

It's a great value for a beginner smoker, and for 25 bucks I have the 2 year warranty with Lowes, so it's in good hands :)

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