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mr_whipple

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Bought a tri tip the other day when I was checking for the black pepper Conecuh sausage at the meat shack around the corner.
Yesterday, I was going to just smoke it but the flat rotisserie basket was sitting on my roll around island and the idea hit me. Normally they leave a huge fat cap on them but this one had virtually zero. Sorta folded it to keep the thin end from over cooking.

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Salt and a generous grind of peppercorns.

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Into the hot place. Ran it covered with top and bottom wide open. Cherry chunks and cowboy briquettes. I shoulda used some lump for more heat, but that's next time. Took this shot checking the IT. Almost done.

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Nice.. into the kitchen to rest. Pulled at 125ish. It was a fairly even piece, but still temps varied.

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So... the spit left a very unappealing gray streak across the meat. The gray on the closest slice was from the other side, just the doneness. Either way I didn't like looking at it so I sliced up the piece to rid myself of that. I did taste it and it was just fine, but I couldn't unsee it so there were two very willing dogs to handle that.
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Trimmed off some to taste and share with the dogs.

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I made a few sammiches out of a French baguette with tomato and horseradish, but alas no pics.
I really didn't like the way that gray line looked. No more cooking over the spit for me. Either way, thanks for looking!
 
Heck that’s just some reaction from the metal to the meat. I’d eat that no problem. You did a fantastic job. Nothing wrong with a little iron in your diet. I have some coated baking racks that do that to bacon all the time.
 
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Looks incredible from here. I'd eat about half of it. What was the weight on it?
Thanks! I think it was about 2.5 lbs
Heck that’s just some reaction from the metal to the meat. I’d eat that no problem. You did a fantastic job. Nothing wrong with a little iron in your diet. I have some coated baking racks that do that to bacon all the time.
Thanks! It was just such a strange contrast to the nice cherry color. I ate a few pieces either way.
Looks good to me, nice work 👍
Thanks!
Looks very appealing to me streak or not
It was very tasty. Even better the next morning on a tomato and basil tortilla!
 
What a great idea with the basket spin. I have also had that with the bottom on some smokes when using different racks.

But like said , I would still chew it up no problem. Love the basket, and I bet the dogs were very happy also.

David
 
What a great idea with the basket spin. I have also had that with the bottom on some smokes when using different racks.

But like said , I would still chew it up no problem. Love the basket, and I bet the dogs were very happy also.

David
Thanks! Every now and then I come with an idea... as to the dogs, they're happy right up til there ain't no more food. They're both mooches of the highest order.
 
yeah the color on that one piece is a little off putting. I bet the puppers are thinking "heck yeah! He needs to use that more often!" But I'd not turn down any of it!

Jim
 
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