Smoking today - first time

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by malmer, May 28, 2016.

  1. malmer

    malmer Newbie

    I've got a Brinkmann vertical smoker (Trailmaster Limited Edition) and will attempt to smoke some tri-tip roast today.  My first time.  I've got four tri-tips totaling maybe 12 pounds.  The recipes I'm pulling up all seem to call for about 2 hours of cook time for a single 2-3 pound tri-tip roast.  My question is, should I add additional cook time due to the larger amount of meat I'm smoking?  How long should I plan on cooking the meat?  And I may as well ask what the optimum cooking temperature should be in this case.  

    Thanks for any help!
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Smoke at 225 until the IT is about 125, then rest on counter for 15-20 minutes for rare to med/rare.

  3. Malmer, where did you find your vertical?  Brinkmann's out of business as of 2015, and I'm looking for one with no luck.

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