Discussion in 'Beef' started by hacksaw, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. hacksaw

    hacksaw Smoke Blower

    OK, I did it again, there I was in Costco, lookin' at all that yummy meat...Mmm meat. Anyway, I picked up a package with 2 small tri-tips in it, about 4#'s each.
    WTF do I do with them? Do I smoke them like a brisket? How much time should I allot? 4,6,8 hours? What temp should I be shooting for? Will Lassie ever find Timmy in the ditch?
    I got a lot of questions...thank god for bourbon.

    Thanks all
  2. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Funny Hack! Wish I could help ya, never did a tri-tip before. Someone will surely come long soon to help!
  3. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Personally I grill mine around 350 with a few chunks of hickory off to the side for smoke. Great cut and they always come out scrumptous! Never tried slow cooking one yet.
  4. hacksaw

    hacksaw Smoke Blower

    Glad I could amuse you! Maybe I'll just cruise to Wally World and pick up a Boston Butt as insurance and study up on this tri-tip stuff...
  5. hacksaw

    hacksaw Smoke Blower

    So I should do it like a nice thick porterhouse?
  6. hacksaw

    hacksaw Smoke Blower

    Nobody else in this august group has any input????[​IMG]
  7. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I haven't done one but think I'd probally marinade it in either MoJo or Allegro overnight then inject it before putting it on to try to help keep it moist then smoke to about 140* foil and wrap in a towel and let it sit about an hour in a dry cooler then slice it
  8. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hack, i use a cheap CB H2O smoker w/ water bowl. Put tri tip up high and basically smoke it/grill it. At 225 it takes a while but the smoke is worth the wait. Keep a good eye on it. Basically you are grilling in the smoker. Sure to get some laughs but it works. Marinade in your fav liquid. Good luck.
  9. hacksaw

    hacksaw Smoke Blower

    Great minds must think alike! I put 'em in a marinade about 1 hout ago...I was planning on using light smoke and pulling for a rest @135...Stay tuned, may even provide some Q-view if I can remember the stinkin' camera this time.
  10. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    That is great, Hack. I have been known to look at meat in cost co I no idea how to smoke but buy it anyway! Glad you have it going now. [​IMG]
  11. hacksaw

    hacksaw Smoke Blower

    OMFG!!! I have found the holy grail of beef!!!!!!!! I confess I have not done a brisket yet, but this was heavenly!
    I cooked with smoke for nearly 2 hours, pulled when the temp hit 135, foiled and rested for 30 minutes. When sliced it was a PERFECT medium rare with a spectacular beef flavor, yeah, it was tender too.
    Spousal unit declares it better than my ribs and pork butt! I was thinkin' it would be smoking awesome as fajita's or Sammy's.
    Do yourself a favor get some tri-tip NOW!!!!! It's idiot proof and delicious!
    IF my card hadn't been full I would have had some Q-view to make you all drool. I only have the "before" pics, I may post those just to prove tghat I am not lyin'....No kidding, go get some!!!!!

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