Took A Tri-Tip to 135* for the first time!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by smokingohiobutcher, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have cooked a few Tri-Tips since I have gotten addicted to this wonderful way of cooking(smokin) but I have always fixed them like a briskit. Smoked to 150-160* then foiled and taken to 190*......I like them fixed this way and always will. Yet hearing everyone say they only take them to 135*and no higher got the best of me today. So here is the qview....Enjoy!

    Two decent sized Tri-Tips.


    Roasts oiled up for the Rub.


    A new Rub mix....Hope its Good!


    Re-using an empty parmesean cheese container for a Rub Shaker.


    Shake-ah Shake-ah Shake-ah...


    Gotta have a shot of the unit! Using some hickory for the flavor!


    On the lower rack with some Bacon Mushroom Swiss Burgers we sell at work.


    Also some shrooms and Garbage Burgers from work on the top rack.


    Here they are after being pulled at 135* IT.


    Looks like they are gonna be rare and juicy!


    The first Cuts!



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    These were AWESOME!!!! Tender, Bloody, Juicy, YUMMY!!!!!
    I will definately do some this way again...Not to say I will always do them this way.
    I guess the moral of the story is .....Dont POO POO someone else's idea till you have tried it for yourself!

    Oh more shot to make you drool!!!![​IMG]
    Thanks for watching!
  2. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Hot Dam those look perfect. [​IMG]  That wouldn't last long around me. Thanks for the SOB-QTV ! [​IMG]
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    It all looks awesome Mark tho I think your should have brought those Tri-Tips done here so you could show me exactly how ya did it oh and of course I'd have to sample some or a whole one [​IMG]
  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks delicious!!

  5. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Man they look favorite !!!![​IMG]
  6. Par excellent!
  7. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Job well done there. Love the Tri Tip
  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ok now you are hitting them in my temp range.  This temp is the perfect temp in my book. I must have cooked a couple hundred of these in my lifetime and that looks perfect
  9. fester

    fester Smoke Blower

    Good job on the Tri Tip! 135 is the perfect temp for that cut of meat!
  10. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good.  Some cuts I would have pulled sooner.  I might even have pulled that sooner, but it looks great.  I like my tri tips on the medium side of med rare or on the rare side of med, if you know what I mean.  This is a strange cut which can be "chewy" if cooked too rare.  I don't cook it as rare as I would a rib roast for example.

    Yours looks great!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  11. smokinal

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

    Looks delicious!

    That's the way we like them too!

  12. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]  DING

    Hi buddy how have you been??? I see the tri-tips look awesome and I wish that we could get them. Now the whole smoke looks great and if you keep smoking like that I might just move up and be your neighbor. The food looks worth it.
  13. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Ah, you're killing me.  The tri-tip is over the top.

    I like the idea of the bacon/mushroom/swiss burgers.  Since I grind my own, you just gave me a great idea when I'm not interested in doing a stuffed burger.

    Is there anything different in your Garbage burgers or are they just leftovers from the display case hitting their time limit?

    Two great ideas.  You da Man.

  14. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    man that all looks delicious
  15. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It looks great and tender .it will make a great meal .
  16. Great looking meat thats how i do mine nice and tender[​IMG]
  17. dennis s

    dennis s Fire Starter

    WOW that looks great. Tri Tip is my favorite, great job.
  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    OMG !!!!

    Everything looks Perfect, SOB !!!!!!

    I can't seem to take my eyes off of those last 4 pics---Even some BearView!!!

    Thanks for showing---I love it!!

  19. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

  20. flareside92

    flareside92 Smoke Blower

    Everything looks awesome! Never tried Tri-Tip but that sure looks good!

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