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Are you happy it’s finally National BBQ Month? While we like to BBQ year round, May is our favorite because the whole country is celebrating delicious food. If you’re new to cooking BBQ on your EGG, check out our Smoking Basics Publication...if not, proceed to some of our favorite recipes! We love Dr. BBQ’s Coffee Rubbed Brisket, Famous Dave’s Sticky Ribs and Virginia Willis’ Pulled Pork. Pair with this cheesy favorite for a winning way to start off May!

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Tri tip

Sear and indirect till done


Reverse sear?

Got my first one going on in about an hour


LBGE & SBGE (big momma and pat)


  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,116
    Yes...and Yes. 

    Seriously- I have done both ways and they both turned out great.  I can't really declare a clear winner. 

    I used this recipe both times:

    I used olive oil instead of vegetable oil.  When I did the reverse sear, I brushed on the basting sauce after the sear (while it rested). 

    Highly recommend oak chunks if you can find them. 

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,254
    Here's my opinion if you care to listen. Reverse sear if either a you want smoke or b you marinated. Thiscgivescthe marinade time to dry out a bit so it doesn't run off and burn during the sear. If going with just a rub you can cook high heat direct raised like 400ish or you can trex it.
  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448
    Reverse kills it if you ask me. Awesome
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 13,810
    I cooked one on Tuesday.  Around 450 direct until 115-120.  Did raised direct.  Takes a while - mine was about 2.5" thick and it gets thicker as you cook.  Carve like a london broil - so you don't get a lot of bark in each bite.
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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,993
    Thanks guys! Here goes


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