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Tri-tip done like a brisket

bdawg

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Today, my wife pulled a small tri-tip out of the fridge and asked me if I could smoke it.
I got to thinking about how much she likes brisket, so I set my mind up to try to do it brisket-like. I've seen others do this
on this forum, and wanted to do it myself. Last time I smoked a tri-tip, I messed up and it ended up tough.

Did a basic 50/50 Salt and Pepper rub. I rubbed a few tablespoons of Sweet Baby Ray's down first to get the rub to stick.
(I stopped using yellow mustard for this and only use bbq sauce for the initial sticky sauce, regardless of what I'm smoking now).
In the pellet smoker at 220 until it hit 165, then wrapped it and raised the smoker temp to 275.
pulled it out when internal temp hit 195 at the thick part. Let is rest for 20 mins.

My buddy gave me a couple pounds of his charcoal pellets that I mixed into my Amaz-n-smoker tube for additional smoke, since like most pellet smokers, mine imparts less smoke flavor than I'd like. The tube fixes that.

Here's what it looked like afterwards (we ate then I took the pics, so it looks a little drier than it was when I took it out).
I really liked the smoke ring I get with those charcoal pellets mixed in. This is the 2nd smoke I've done with them and it helps a lot in that regard.
Plus, the damn tube stays lit better with the charcoal pellets mixed in.

Bottom line, wife and I loved it.
 

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MJB05615

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Awesome smoke ring! You nailed doneness and it certainly looks juicy from here. I've only seen Tri Tip here in Ga 1-2 times in over 20 years. And both were very small, like 1.5 lbs. Always on the hunt for one to try. Great work.
 

bdawg

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Thanks, guys!
It was really tasty. I'm gonna do this again some time. It tasted (and felt) very brisket like, without having to sink a lot of money (and time) into it.

Search for Smoke-Daddy-Pellet-Charcoal-Pellets on Amazon. They work great and really do help with the smoke ring.
 

Millberry

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Today, my wife pulled a small tri-tip out of the fridge and asked me if I could smoke it.
I got to thinking about how much she likes brisket, so I set my mind up to try to do it brisket-like. I've seen others do this
on this forum, and wanted to do it myself. Last time I smoked a tri-tip, I messed up and it ended up tough.

Did a basic 50/50 Salt and Pepper rub. I rubbed a few tablespoons of Sweet Baby Ray's down first to get the rub to stick.
(I stopped using yellow mustard for this and only use bbq sauce for the initial sticky sauce, regardless of what I'm smoking now).
In the pellet smoker at 220 until it hit 165, then wrapped it and raised the smoker temp to 275.
pulled it out when internal temp hit 195 at the thick part. Let is rest for 20 mins.

My buddy gave me a couple pounds of his charcoal pellets that I mixed into my Amaz-n-smoker tube for additional smoke, since like most pellet smokers, mine imparts less smoke flavor than I'd like. The tube fixes that.

Here's what it looked like afterwards (we ate then I took the pics, so it looks a little drier than it was when I took it out).
I really liked the smoke ring I get with those charcoal pellets mixed in. This is the 2nd smoke I've done with them and it helps a lot in that regard.
Plus, the damn tube stays lit better with the charcoal pellets mixed in.

Bottom line, wife and I loved it.
us new folks learn something every day from y'all. Got to read about these charcoal flavored pellets. Thanks
 

TuckersBarbeque

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Very nice! A tri-tip is a rarity in my parts. I have to special order it and your post has inspired me to do so.
 

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