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  • Texture of Tri-Tip? Wife says too chewy

    Tried a tri-tip last night for the first time.  Cooked at 300-350 until internal was about 110 in the densest part, but nearing 125 in the thickest.  I pulled and held it while the temp came up to 450 and heated my griddle.  Put the tri-tip back on the griddle to sear both sides and brought in.

    I cut it in half then cut slices across the grain and served.  The interior was a beautiful red-pink colour so I think I got the timing right.   I liked it - but did note that it has more chew than a strip or rib steak.  Wife didn't like it at all and said I shouldn't cook that again.

    Did I mess it up or is Tri-Tip a denser more chewy meat?  Should I try sous vide?

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  • Re: XXL at my local dealer

    The DFMT looks so small on that... wonder if that will cause more severe flashbacks once the lid is opened?
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  • Canadian Bacon curing time - Ruhlman time or longer?

    I realize this is maybe a poor time to ask - since I've already had the loins in the brine for 3 days while Ruhlman's recipe says to only do it for 48 hours but I read a different recipe at "Smoking Meat Forums" that recommended letting the loins cure 7 days in brine. 

    I looked at the loins today and they've firmed up quite a bit - but this is my first time making Canadian Bacon so I'm sure exactly how they should feel or if I should trust 48 hours (or longer) and prepare to cold smoke. 

    As it stands now - I'm planning to pull Thursday night (7 days) soak in water for 1 hr (changing 2x the water) and then drying in fridge until Friday night when I'll cold smoke overnight.

    Any experienced Canadian Baconners with some advice?

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  • Re: Cold smoking salami

    What kind of spicing in the salami?  I have always used Hickory for summer sausage and snack sticks but if your salami is like a polish type or something I could see fruit wood like apple or cherry.
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