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First time doing Tri-Tips...with Q/View

Discussion in 'Beef' started by norcal2500hd, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. First I want to say thanks.....This place has helped out tremendously. I was at Costco the other day and saw that all the packages of tri-tip were WAY under priced. Asked the butcher what was up with the pricing and his eyes about popped out of his head. For bringing that to his attention he let me grab 2 packs. I got 15lbs of tri-tip for about $16..Best score ever!!!  Wed night after work, I opened up a pack and used some of my dads marinade. Pulled them out of the fridge about 2 hours ago, let em get to room temp and tossed em on the smoker.....They've been on for about an hour. Cooking them between 225-245.

    Does 1 hr per pound sound about right? Or should I pull them off when the internal temp gets to about 130-140? How long should they rest for? Wrap in foil?

    Here they are ready to go on the smoker....

    Last edited: Nov 20, 2010
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    I cook tritip to temp - I like them rare so 130 - 140 is where I stop and wrap them in foil and then into towels in a cooler for  about an hour - good luck and lets see some qview
  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man you got one heck of a score on meat thats for darn sure!!
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I wish I could get me some tri-tips on this side of the country.
  5. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah, cook to temp. i yank mine around 140 since I like beef to just hit the med rare mark. I run my smoker a little hotter around 250-275 for tri-tips though. I like just a hint of smoke but rely on the beef flavor without making the meat sweat too long.
  6. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like the 130-140 myself, Bring on the Qview!
  7. richoso1

    richoso1 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now that is some good advise on Tri Tip, I use that method myself. It's all good my friend.