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First TRI-TIP and Top Sirloin

chef jimmyj

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Just a quick post. I was finally able to track down a Tri-Tip from a friend. This was my first ever as they are unheard of in most of PA. Since it was only 2 pounds, I fired a 2 pound Top Sirloin Roast as well.
I finally understand all the FUSS about these Tri-Tips! My family all raved about the flavor and tenderness. The Top Sirloin was very good but not quite as tender.
I did a Reverse Sear on the Weber at 180-225 to an IT of 100°F. I then opened the bottom vents and removed the lid. When the the coals were screaming Hot, I seared the Beef to 115, with a 15 minutes rest. Came out a nice Med Rare, at 125°, though the pic looks more Med.
We had Baked Potatoes, mine was a Red Sweet, with Brn Sugar, Butter, S&P. The veg was Canned Asparagus sauteed in Brown Butter. Other than being mushy, the flavor was delicious...JJ

Going for a good Sear...
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Quality Control stood by for the first bite...
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Very Nice! Only tri tip I've had has been the ones I save from deer....all of 3 oz....LOL! But soooooo tender!
 

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Looks Good JJ, I'm glad you were finally able to try one, and my quality control guy gives me that same facial expression.

Point for sure
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That looks great , and sounds like you're getting the kettle dialed in ..
 

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Nice looking plate there.
Is the guard a new addition?

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That's a fine looking meal JJ. I've had my eyes open for a tri-tip but have yet to see one in my travels. I'm guessing QC eventually got to taste test the tri-tip!
 

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Looks delicious JJ!
You’ll be on the hunt for TT from now on!
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Hey Jimmy ! We are practicaly neughbors ! Live between ridgway and johnsonburg ! And for your info bells meats in Kane usually have frozen tri tips and briskets !
 

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Nice looking plate there.
Is the guard a new addition?

Warren
Thanks for the compliment but no Warren. He has been with us, 2 years end of December.
Hey Jimmy ! We are practicaly neughbors ! Live between ridgway and johnsonburg ! And for your info bells meats in Kane usually have frozen tri tips and briskets !
You are, what, 40 minutes away. Thats not far for these parts. BIG THANKS for the Tip on Bells...JJ
 

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Fine looking meal! No tri tips around here either. I would volunteer for quality control but think that's already filled!

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Thanks All. Yeah, I'm getting better heat control and the meats are tasting great. I bury an Oak Split, I think it's Oak, under some charcoal and add lit charcoal on top. Been getting a nice Smokey flavor, though I need to call Todd for an Expandable Tube. I have a lot of pellets...JJ
 

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Looks real good JJ. Glad it's working out for you. I'm on the hunt for some TT. Have only seen 1 around here ever. But it was recently, so I'm hopeful more will arrive. Nice work.
 

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Thanks for the like JJ it is appreciated.

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