First smoked Tri Tip

Discussion in 'Beef' started by phil129, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. phil129

    phil129 Fire Starter

    Smoked my first Tri Tip tonight with great success.  The only change I feel it needs would be a bit more seasoning for my and my wife's tatse but all in all not too bad.  On to the details.  Smoked on the MES 30 electric at 230-240 for about 2 1/2 hours with a mix of hickory, oak and apple.  Got an IT of 130 where it was pulled and put in foil to rest and then sliced to enjoy.  Didn't get a lot of Qview just the one that matters, the finished product.

  2. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    That looks delicious, Phil...very nicely done!

  3. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

  4. That looks perfect!!!  Tri Tip is turning into my favorite meat, I'd have that over Prime-

    I use Jeff's rub on mine, but with only 1/4 of the sugar it calls for. Don't like the sweet taste it imparts otherwise. Still enough to give it a nice crust.

    Happy smoking!!

  5. snorkelinggirl

    snorkelinggirl Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Excellent looking tri tip and I love the color on it!  Glad that you pulled it at 130 IT.....almost nothing makes me sadder than seeing a good cut of meat get ruined by overcooking.  [​IMG]

    Looks like you got the weekend off to a great start! 

  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking Tri tip! It's our favorite cut! We do one a week!
  7. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have 2 tri's thawing as we speak here.  Not sure which way I am going to cook them tonight.  Smoker vs at work so I can't play with the toys at home yet.

  8. phil129

    phil129 Fire Starter

    Thanks for the compliments everyone, left overs were fantastic. 
    Couldn't agree with you more

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