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The moment you overcook your dinner

Last night I made some tri tip one was about 1.5 lb and then he sliced the other for me to get it to be a total between the 2 about 2.25 lbs.  Anyhow, I pulled at like 137 because my family doesn't like it truly medium rare but when I sliced it after letting rest for about 10 minutes it certainly was closer to medium well than medium.

Had pictures of the entire prep and then sliced it and nope not taking pictures...It was still fantastic as this stores Tri Tip is so tender to begin with but I was disappointed.  Haven't noticed a problem with my maverick and temp reading at all but who knows....


  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Probably gained ten to twelve degrees during the rest --  so that puts it above medium.  I used to do this all the time with my pork chops, but i now stay on the "LOW" side of the spectrum -- rather "rare" than "well"!
  • There's a pretty significant temperature rise during the rest whenever I do steak on the Egg.  Pulling at 137, I'd expect my final temp to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 145-150.  If I was aiming for medium, I'd probably try to pull around 125.  My wife likes her steak rare/medium rare, so I tend to pull at 115ish (when I'm by myself, I usually Pittsburgh it, although the thread on mechanical tenderizing has given me a little pause there).  Just my two cents.

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  • EddieK76EddieK76 Posts: 415
    Yeah, I've never had that significant of a rise before....

    It was still good and juicy just over where I like it cooked....
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,701
    The rise has a lot to do with the temp you're cooking at and the shape of the food.  Cooking something round like a bowling ball has less rise than something shaped like a plank.  Cooking at low temps gives you less of a rise than cooking at high.
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