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First Tri tip ever for Florida boy

Discussion in 'Beef' started by SmokinAl, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I saw the Publix ad this morning & they had tri tip for $5.39 a pound. Never seen tri tip here before. I thought it's a little pricey but what the heck. You Cali guys say this is the best cut of beef for sammies. I hauled my a%# over to Publix & scored a 2.26 lb tri tip. Brought it home, washed it off, patted it dry. Coated it with EVOO and Tones Canadian Steak seasoning. Put in fridge for 1 hour, then into WSM. Started WSM with 1 chimney of unlit lump mixed with some mesquite chunks. Put 8 lit briquettes on top, put cold water in the pan and the tri tip was right out of the fridge. Wanted to cold smoke the tri tip first. It took about 30 minutes for the WSM to get to 215, which is where I wanted it to stay at. Then it took another 30 min. for the tri tip to get to 128. Pulled it off & seared it on a 600 degree gas grill. 1 minute on each side. Then into foil for 1 hr. on the counter top. Here's some pics:

    Sorry the pic is a little blurry, but it's just a basic rub. I wanted to taste the beef.


    Here it is rubbed down ready to rest in the fridge.


    Onto the WSM.


    Here are a few sliced pics. I can see how you Cali guys love this tri tip. I have never had any roast beef taste like this before. It's absolutely incredible.




    Thanks for looking, and thanks to Publix for finally getting this in your stores in Florida.
  2. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Awwww Al !!!!!

    That's done just right !

    Thanks for showing!!!

  3. Looks GREAT Al.... seeing all this smoked sammy meat sure makes me want to smoke some[​IMG]
  4. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    That looks real good AL.. nice job
  5. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member



  6. jakerz66

    jakerz66 Smoke Blower

    That's an interesting rub what's in it? I haven't done much beef on the smoker but that's how I like it med rare
  7. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man that looks good.  I will have to try it if I can find it
  8. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I've only had it once at a buddies house and it was awesome. Great looking TriTip.
  9. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

    Excellent looking piece of meat. 

    Around here in Orlando, it's a hit or miss. One week I can find it, two weeks I can't. 
  10. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks Awesome Al!!

    Little horseradish and sour dough rolls and you're in heaven my friend!!!

  11. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]   awesome
  12. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Al, You need to go to smokers awareness, before it gets to bad. Beef looks great. Let's see a pic of that grill.

  13. Looks real good! 
  14. Sweet!  I'm going to have to run over to Costco now and pick up some tri-tips for a smoked beef fiesta.  Love the tri-tip.
  15. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It looks like you have been doing them forever!  You can find more tender meat, but the flavor is hard to beat.
  16. brickguy221

    brickguy221 Smoking Fanatic

    This is a popular seasoning for Tri-Tips in CA. Learned that from one of my Sons that lives in CA. It is what I use on Tri-Tips after my Son told me about it.

  17. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks like a good seasoning!

    I'll have to give it a try!