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Tri-Tip never Again

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Finally found a Tri-Tip so I set up for indirect on the Weber Kettle

Tri-Tip pre-seasoned 



Got the smoker up to 225*


Nice TBS


Set out to hit 135* F IT Medium


Meat hit 136* and climbed to 138* while resting not bad


Nice and juicy 


Served with Sweet Tater and Asparagus 


Reason I will never do another one of these! I could only taste the Vinegar 

Meat was super tender 

Thanks for looking

Richie

Still hunting for an unseasoned Tri-Tip
 

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It sure looks good from here Richie!

You never see tri tip here in Florida either.

But I found that our local grocery store (Publix) will order them for you.

They come in a case, but you can pick which ones you want & not buy the whole case.

Although the whole case is only 5 or 6 of them.

I usually take the 3 best looking ones & leave the rest.

There is always 1 or 2 that are real small & I don't take them.

Had to give you a point for trying so hard!

Al
 

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It sure looks good from here Richie!

You never see tri tip here in Florida either.

But I found that our local grocery store (Publix) will order them for you.

They come in a case, but you can pick which ones you want & not buy the whole case.

Although the whole case is only 5 or 6 of them.

I usually take the 3 best looking ones & leave the rest.

There is always 1 or 2 that are real small & I don't take them.

Had to give you a point for trying so hard!

Al
Al Thanks I was just disappointed with the taste of the vinegar hid the meat completely,I am sure when I find one it will be a treat Thanks for the points I appreciate it

Richie 
 

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Richie, I thought you wrote that it was pre-seasoned. That's probably the problem. The folks who do these have probably never eaten a tri tip, much less smoked one. Try to find one that is naked in the Cryovac and do your own prep. It's gotta be better. Good luck, Joe.
 

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Yelp just like buying pre-sauced ribs, or pre-sauced anything.

Once you get that first unseasoned Tri tip and hit it with SPOG you'll be golden! A bit of Henderson's relish or Worchestshire is all one needs!
 

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Too bad,good luck finding one the only issue will be you'll want more! Don't forget they love to spin as well!
 

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Richie, Too bad about the taste,your tri-tip looks great in the photos !
 

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Richie, I thought you wrote that it was pre-seasoned. That's probably the problem. The folks who do these have probably never eaten a tri tip, much less smoked one. Try to find one that is naked in the Cryovac and do your own prep. It's gotta be better. Good luck, Joe.
Joe Thanks I will be looking 
Yelp just like buying pre-sauced ribs, or pre-sauced anything.

Once you get that first unseasoned Tri tip and hit it with SPOG you'll be golden! A bit of Henderson's relish or Worchestshire is all one needs!
Case That is what I am planning 
Too bad,good luck finding one the only issue will be you'll want more! Don't forget they love to spin as well!
b-one I thought about that

Thanks for the kind words guys

Richie
 

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Richie, Too bad about the taste,your tri-tip looks great in the photos !
CM texture was great,sliced real nice We just have to get a plain one Thanks for the points I appreciate it

Richie
 

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Rich Try Whole Foods for tri tips some times they have them, only thing they get a fortune for them  $10.99 lb

Dan
 
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Yelp just like buying pre-sauced ribs, or pre-sauced anything.

Once you get that first unseasoned Tri tip and hit it with SPOG you'll be golden! A bit of Henderson's relish or Worchestshire is all one needs!
I agree 100%......the one you did looked real good!
 

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It looks good, Richie but I know what you mean about those commercial marinades. They can be overpowering.

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Rich Try Whole Foods for tri tips some times they have them, only thing they get a fortune for them  $10.99 lb

Dan
Dan that is a crazy price,I look at Wegmans and it shows they have them

Richie
 

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Yelp just like buying pre-sauced ribs, or pre-sauced anything.

Once you get that first unseasoned Tri tip and hit it with SPOG you'll be golden! A bit of Henderson's relish or Worchestshire is all one needs!
I agree 100%......the one you did looked real good!
 
It looks good, Richie but I know what you mean about those commercial marinades. They can be overpowering.

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Thanks guys I appreciate it and I will find one soon

Richie
 

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Looks good Richie. I won't be buying any per-seasoned either, thanks for the tip... the tip... get it? LOL
 
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Looks good Richie. I won't be buying any per-seasoned either, thanks for the tip... the tip... get it? LOL
John I think I would have enjoyed the Pickle smoked better then that meat.

Richie
 

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That looked really good. I never buy preseasoned meat, they never taste good. Here in California every grocery store has them and they start at about $2.49/lb. They did get up to $7.99/lb about a year ago. I didn't eat tri tip for a few months. My brother lives in Florida and tells me he misses tri tip. Hope you find some soon.
 

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That looked really good. I never buy preseasoned meat, they never taste good. Here in California every grocery store has them and they start at about $2.49/lb. They did get up to $7.99/lb about a year ago. I didn't eat tri tip for a few months. My brother lives in Florida and tells me he misses tri tip. Hope you find some soon.
Thanks but that trip out west,would be real costful LOL

Richie
 

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If you got any left or that type of Tri-Tip is the only option...FAJITA's !!!!...I marinate Flank steak and Skirt in Red Wine Vinegar as the bulk of a well seasoned marinade over night. You taste it but with the toppings works very well...JJ
 
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I too live in California and tri-tip are as common as ground beef. Lots of places, including some great specialty stores, sell pre-marinated and/or pre-seasoned tri-tip. My experience is that even when I purchase from places that have the best meats, or from places that also sell smoked products, the pre-marinated products are absolutely awful and even the pre-seasoned are not great.

The reasons?

Simple:

1. They sit in the spices too long.

2. No one has rubs that are as good as what you can make yourself.

Since applying a rub takes only a minute, and even marinating is quick, there really isn't much reason to purchase anything other than the bare meat.

However, since you can only get the marinated version of tri-tip, perhaps you should look at this page which provides alternative names for the same cut:

12 Other Names for Tri Tip

Perhaps you really have it, but it is packaged under a different name. If you do manage to find some, I recommend either Jeff's original rub or Jeff's Texas rub. The recipes for both can be purchased directly from Jeff.
 
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