Tri Tip on tomorrow's menu

Discussion in 'Beef' started by hickorybutt, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    This will be my first attempt at tri tip and will be for tomorrow's dinner. These don't look like the other cuts of tri tip I have seen on here, but I think these are just trimmed down. Looks like the point may be cut off? Either way, this is the only tri tip I could find here in Southern Ohio, and I'm excited to get cooking!
     
  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You are in for a treat, TT's have become one of my favs to throw on the smoker. Tender & flavorful !!!!!
     
  3. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    I'm really looking forward to it... I plan to smoke with lump and oak at 265* until the meat is 120 internal temp, then give it a quick sear on the grill until it's between 130-135. Then wrap and let rest for a few minutes...
     
  4. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome, it'll melt in your mouth it's that tender. Also, from experience just be careful when slicing it as the grain changes a couple times. Just FYI, if ya already know this then disregard. Justin
     
  5. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Justin. Qview to come.

    James
     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hmmmmm, not sure that cut is Tri tip... Hard to tell looking on my phone... Either way it should smoke up good!!
     
  7. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Dirt, that's what I was wondering too. But the package said tri tip? I think it may be tri tip that has the narrow point end trimmed off ... Then again I've never done TT so I'm just speculating .
     
  8. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Turned out UN-BE-LIEVABLE

     
  9. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome, looks great Thumbs Up. Hey hb, when ds said about possibly not being TT and ds knows his TT, was possibly wondering and maybe ds can chime in here but wondering to my eye it kinda looks like 1/2 TT in each of your packages. Just thinkin out loud, glad it turned out great for ya !! TT has definitely made it to the must throw on the smoker list a few times a month, really like em a lot !! Justin
     
  10. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    That was my thought is that it is half of a TT cut. I totally agree with dirt that it doesn't look like a traditional cut of TT, I think that the butcher at the supermarket just cut the TT before packaging it. Because the package said Tri Tip. Either that or us Ohians dont know our beef! What do you think dirt?

    Thanks for looking.
    James
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2014
  11. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    James, y'all there in Ohio I'am sure know your beef.... I overlooked in your posts where you were kinda having questions about it too, my apologies man, by no means trying to imply anything. Maybe ds will weigh in when he gets a chance, but honestly to me, I think it looks like a TT halved. Last time I went shopping for TT, they even had them cut into little steaks and some in cubes. TT is such a great cut, as long as it's not overcooked, ya almost think your eatin prime rib IMHO !! Justin
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2014
  12. Looks like it turned out very nice.
     
  13. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Justin, no offense taken at all. I was kidding about the OH beef comment. I was also implying that it is true how many folks on this side of the country aren't as familiar with beef as say Texans, or West Coast folks for Tri Tip specifically. And funny thing is that I have had a really hard time finding anything related to Tri Tip around here. Had to go to an international market 30 minutes away to get it. I know there are plenty of cattle farmers around here and in the eastern US in general, but each region seems to like beef in their own way. Not many people around here know of tri tip.
     
  14. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    James, no problem at all. Just wanted to clarify but some folks are a little more serious than others and I tend to give folks a bad time just in fun. Sounds as if ya are the same. Glad your smoke turned out tasty and we'll see ya around the forum. Take care, Justin
     
  15. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Justin. Happy smoking!
     
  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What ever it was it turned out great! It may very well have been a portion of a tri tip and not be a whole one. The sliced pieces look like tri tip. Mmmmmmmmm! I have to buy some more we are out!!!
     
  17. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Yeah dirt, it turned out good, TT or not. I first thought I may have cooked it too long, but it turned out a perfect medium rare.
     
  18. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Main thing is it turned out good.

    Doesn't look like tri tip to me.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  19. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Well I was able to find some real tri tip at Trader Joe's here in Cincinnati...

     
  20. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    There ya go, now that's a tri-tip!
     

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