Tri tip

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by pelletnewbie, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. pelletnewbie

    pelletnewbie Newbie

    I have a small 1lb package of tri tips about 4 strips..what temp and how long would I smoke them for?
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Pit temp if they are small I'd say 180-200 to maximize time in the smoke. As for how long too cook that depends on how you like your steak. For rare pull at an IT of 125, medium rare 130-135, 145-150 if you must for medium well.

    Let it rest a good 30-45 minutes before slicing. Can't say I've ever seen Tri tip cut into strips... Ours come in 2-4 pound boomerang shaped roasts.
  3. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You lost me with 2 things: 1lb, and 4 strips. I have no idea what you have, but that's not a tri-tip...unless, maybe, someone got over anxious with a knife and cut up a tri-tip into single portion sizes, then placed it into 2 or 3 packages. Tri-tips are a single roast, generally weighing 2-3lbs.

    Anyway, strips will cook like a steak or chop...smoke low & slow @ 225* to your desired internal temp (approx ~1 hr). Cherry, hickory and any other stronger smoke woods will do it justice. Milder woods are fine as well, but beef can take the strong stuff. Keep seasoning simple, as beef in general, and especially tri-tip (if that's what it is) don't need much coaxing to bring out great flavor. SPOG (Salt, Pepper, Onion, Garlic) is a good starting point.

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  4. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds like the Tri tip was cut into steaks,I would just grill them to your preferred doneness rest shortly and eat them up. Then try to get a whole TT to smoke and reverse sear if you want to go that route.
  5. bmudd14474

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

    If they are strips I 2nd just cooking like a steak. They are good eats.

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  6. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey those are some tasty looking steaks bmudd!:drool
  7. bmudd14474

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

    Thanks. These were from Taco Tuesday. I posted a thread about it on
  8. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They look great to bad no limes! I buy bulk TT and we often do tacos as well as quesadilla's and the like with the leftovers. I need to get my two bags cleaned and vaccum sealed only bummer was they dropped the price fifty cents the week after I got mine for $3.99.

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