Tri-Tip Help

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Tri-Tip Help

Postby BRam03 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:31 pm

Hey Guys,

Needs some help... I have a buddy of mine who is requesting me to put my skillz up to cooking some Tri-Tip (he is from California... poor feller...) However I'm at a loss at the best was to smoke one up. Any advice?
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Re: Tri-Tip Help

Postby OldUsedParts » Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:39 pm

I've only done one once and I just grilled it like I would a big thick steak. Of course I like mine red and bloody in the center so the piece that I had worked out fine. They're not that handy to find where I shop but there is a Mexican Grocery that I'm sure would have them and I may just try another one now that you reminded me. Good Luck and let us know what you end up doing, OK?

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Re: Tri-Tip Help

Postby Okie Sawbones » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:13 pm

I have cooked several tri-tips. They are big on the west coast. The best tip I can give you is to NOT OVERCOOK. Sear over direct heat for 5 minutes on each side, then cover and smoke until the temp is 130. Take off of the grill, let it rest for at least 15 minutes, and then cut across the grain in 3/8" slices. Overcook and it will become tough as shoe leather.

My Rub:

1 Tbs. Kosher salt
1 Tbs. ground black pepper
1 Tbs. garlic powder
1 Tbs. onion powder
1 tsp. cayenne
1 tsp. paprika
1 Tbs. dried oregano
1 tsp. fresh rosemary, minced

Purists only use salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and they only cook over red oak. I like my rub better, and who has red oak? I use pecan.

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Re: Tri-Tip Help

Postby dub' » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:45 pm

Grill hot serve rare!

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