Yesterday was yard work day. Today I needed a smoke (Tri-Tip with Q-View) . . .

Discussion in 'Beef' started by burn-it, May 1, 2011.

  1. burn-it

    burn-it Smoke Blower

    Weed Whacker + Rock + Sliding Glass Door = @!#@$#[email protected]


    I needed a crevice tool for the shop-vac.


    The guy comes on Monday to fix the window.


    Today, the wife and I needed a smoke . . .

    WSM 22.5 Usage:  3rd Smoke.

    Meat:   2lb Tri-Tip from Costco.

    Seasoning:  Olive, Salt and Pepper.

    Fuel:   Kroger Brand Lump. 5lbs in the ring and 1/2 Chimney lit on top.  It's what was available.

    Smoke Wood:   2 cups mesquite chips in heave duty foil with holes.  It's what was available.

    Water Pan:   Foiled and Empty.

    Therms:   Mfg. lid at 240 and Mav ET-73 at 239 grate level next to meat (center of grate) and 1 in the meat.

    Weather:   85 with light wind.  It's what was available :)

    Finishing Temp:  140

    Cooking Time:  1 hour and 25 minutes.  Rested for 20 minutes before slicing.

    Overall:   Tender and juicy.  The mesquite flavor was incredible. The wife suggested more seasoning next time.  I'll try my BB Rib seasoning and see if she likes.

    I put the tri-tip on when the temp was holding steady at 239 - 240 and realized the top vent was CLOSED!!  Opened it up and the temp shot up to about 290.  I finally got it settled in at 250.  The tri-tip hit 140 in about 1 hour and 20 minutes.  Pulled it off, wrapped it in foil for about 20 minutes while the corn was cooking.  Any way, here's the Q-View:

    Two came in the package.


    Seasoned one with olive oil, salt and pepper.


    Packed one for the freezer


    On the WSM at 3pm.


    Ready for foil at 4:25pm.


    Out of the foil 20 minutes later.  Dumped the juices in the sink - IDIOT!!!!


    Done just to our liking.


    Ready to eat!


    Cooper taking a nap after dinner.


    I hope you enjoyed my my weekend adventure.  

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  2. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Bummer about the door...Great smoke with my favorite cut of meat..And you seasoned it perfect.Looks great...
  3. Great job on the tri tip...looks like a fantastic sunday dinner.[​IMG]  Sorry to see the weed wacker damage...It's always something!!!
  4. burn-it

    burn-it Smoke Blower

    Thanks!  This was my first tri-tip.
  5. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

    Wow to bad about the window but smoke sure did turn out nice.[​IMG]
  6. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very crafty with the crevice tool. The Tri-tip looks good too. Can't get those around here.
  7. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The tri-tip looks great, Being in FL it's not readily available.(for some reason)

    The first i ever had was at the gathering, thanks Bmudd, it was great!
  8. Nice! I have never had a tri-tip may have to put it on the list!
  9. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Looks great nice job
  10. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    Great looking tri-tip, I haven't done one in ages but yours has got me planning a costco run!  Hope the new window doesn't take too big a bite out of the meat budget!
  11. burn-it

    burn-it Smoke Blower

    Hhhmmm.  BBQ? Window?  BBQ? Window?  I JUST CAN"T DECIDE!![​IMG]
  12. smokinal

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

    Great looking tri-tip, we get them here, once in a while. The only store that has them is Publix, but not very often. Sorry about the door!
  13. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    looks good, to bad about the juice
  14. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Looks like you cooked it to perfection.

    I did the same thing to my sliding glass door. Never will I start it w/o standing on the grass again
  15. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

     Nice! Actually Ellymae, yes you can but they are expensive. Trader Joes and Wegmans carrry them.
  16. uhmgood

    uhmgood Smoke Blower

    yo burn it , looks great , just one question , in the pic where you cut it half on the cutting board looks like you cut it WITH the grain and i can't tell in the plated up pic whether you cut across the grain , i hope you cut it across the grain ( much more tender ) you probably already know that but maybe somebody out there doesn't
  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Beautiful job on the Beef!

    Did Cooper get any?

    You must have a good sized weed whacker to throw a rock big enough to break that glass!


  18. burn-it

    burn-it Smoke Blower

    uhmgood - Just the first cut was with the grain.  This made for smaller pieces to fit on the plate.
    Bear - Since it wasn't heavily spiced, Copper did get a slice.

    Thanks to you both.  I'm working my way up to a bigger longer smoke.  The next time I see a brisket at costco, I'm all over it!! 
  19. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks like a  good and tasty    job you did

  20. Looking good very creative on the shop vac

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