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Tri-tip first timer

Cooked up a tri-tip for the first time and it was excellent!! Cooked indirect at 250(dome) until internal temp was 120. Pulled it off and got egg up to about 650-700 for a two minute sear on each side. Turned out almost perfect!! I was a little unhappy with the sear as I like it more charred on the outside.

Question: I have really been lookin at the adjustable rig....I know it can get you higher in the dome but can It get you closer to the coals? If not whats the best way to get meat closer to the coals for a better sear?


  • I've always wanted to do a tri-tip, but they haven't invented them here yet.
    Flint, Michigan
  • My local butcher has them for 6.99/lb everyday but had a 5.99/lb special on them over the weekend so I could't pass it up. I will be doing this cook again for sure!! I will be happy to pay 6.99/lb next time because it was well worth it!!
  • GramblerGrambler Posts: 150
    If you are up for another gizmo, the Woo3 is fantastic as it has a lower grate rail that sits just above the coals.
  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,911
    edited March 2013
    I don't use a adjustable rig I have a CGW Swing Rack but I think the CGS Spider is the recommended eggcessory if you want to do low searing and works along with the adj rig or by itself, it is also a great way to center a wok.

    After spending a couple years traveling in California I really enjoy tri-tips. My butchers around here went to the same school as @Fred19Flintsone butcher and do not save them or when they do it is too expensive. I have found Guy Fieri has a pre marinaded on that you can find at Target which is really good, especially since it is about my only source here in Oklahoma. 

    Looks great! 
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
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