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how many tri-tips on Large BGE ?

AlligatorAlligator Posts: 35
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
Hello.. just purchased a Large BGE for a great price.. it was used as a "demo egg" at a local dealer. (not at an eggfest)  It came with the plate setter.

This weekend we have a tri-tip lunch we are cooking for an event.. and I need to know how many tri-tips we can cook at one time on a large.  Currently I have just the single cooking grid that comes with it.  In a pinch I could run down to home depot and make an extended grid using bolts if needed.  I am thinking I will need 5 or 6 tri-tips.

I have cooked a spatchcocked chicken and also a pizza so far and it was great.  What is the best way to cook tri-tips on the BGE?  (will be sliced with a machine slicer for sandwiches)


  • gte1gte1 Posts: 376
    Matters how big they are, 6 might be tight. I do them similar to the t-rex method. Sear on both sides, I do it with lots of flame and lid open for most of the sear. Pull them after the sear, then I finish raised grid at about 450. Cover and rest them at least 10 min.
  • xraypat23xraypat23 Posts: 421
    so you have a plate setter, 6 should be no problem. I'd cook them indirect over the plate setter all at once until they reached about 120-130 internal depending on your doneness preference. PUT ON WELDING GLOVES and remove the plate setter, open up the bottom damper and take off the DFMT and let her heat up and get a nice sear on them.
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