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Tri tip success!!

It’s been about 2 yrs and a 2500 mi move since my last post, but I was inspired tonight!

I’ve cooked a few batches of chicken wings lately, but haven’t had time for longer cooks like pork butt or brisket.  I was in an egg rut until a chance encounter with a prime tri-tip at my local Costco.  

I’d never eaten tri-tip, let alone cooked one before, but it was new, exotic, and well marbled and I figured it might be just the remedy I needed.

I dry brined with kosher salt before I left this morning and fired up the egg as soon as I got home today.  As I waited for the egg to come to temp, I rubbed with pepper and a bit of garlic/paprika/cayenne pepper.  Once the egg was up to about 235, I threw on 4 small chunks of pecan, dropped in the plate setter and cooked the tri tip about 50 minutes til it was at 120 in the thickest part.  Then I pulled the meat, removed the plate setter and cranked the egg til it was about 500 and reverse seared on each side for 2 minutes.  Sliced 1/4in slices against the grain (and some small chunks for for the kiddos).

This meal was fantastic!  Just a touch of smoke, good seasoning, and the texture was perfect!  Was worried the tri tip would be tough and dry, but it was as tender as a filet and juicy as a ribeye!  Gonna be cooking one of these again soon.




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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 20,304
    Welcome back and you did that cook true justice.  Congrats.  Nailed it. 
    Louisville;  "indeterminate Jim" here; L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 9,608
    Uncooked, that’s one of the most perfect Tri Tips I have seen...
    perfect size and shape.
    You did it justice!
    Great cook
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,151
    Looks Perfect!!!  Ordered a 3 pack of Tri Tips from Creekstone Farms last week so hope mine turn out this good. 
    Tyler, TX   XL BGE 2016, KJ Classic 2019,  MES, 18.5 WSM,  Akorn Jr,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 7,111
    We love tri tips in my house. That looks like a winner. Thanks for sharing. 

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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 9,608
    Bump...
    Because it looks that good!
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • BattlebornBattleborn Posts: 1,195
    Tri-tip is my personal favorite and it looks like you did it justice. Good job!
    Las Vegas, NV
    LG BGE, off-set smoker & various Weber's 
  • Matt86mMatt86m Posts: 331
    I finally found something about living in Cali that I like. The availability of tritip!

    That is a good look hunk of meat!
    XL aka Senior, Mini Max aka Junior, Weber Q's, Blackstone 22, Santa Maria grill, Lion built in, Lodge Hibachi, wife says I have too many grills,,,,how many shoes do you have?
     
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  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 2,476
    That looks so good.  You should post more often. :)

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • pineypiney Posts: 1,432
    Great looking cook. Welcome back.
    Lenoir, N.C.
  • smokingalsmokingal Posts: 874
    It's hard to beat a well-seasoned tri-tip.  Looks delicious.
    It's "Smokin Gal", not "Smoking Al".
    Egging in the Atlanta GA region
    Large BGE, CGS setup, Kick Ash Basket, Smokeware SS Cap,
    Arteflame grill grate

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  • JNDATHPJNDATHP Posts: 397
    Nice grill marks. We eat tri tip on a weekly basis (we are in Nevada) and obviously love it. 
    Michael
    Large BGE
    Reno, NV
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 31,513
    yum
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  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 5,154
    Perfection!  Nice cook. 
  • BattlebornBattleborn Posts: 1,195
    JNDATHP said:
    Nice grill marks. We eat tri tip on a weekly basis (we are in Nevada) and obviously love it. 
    What part? There sure doesn't seem like a lot of us around.
    Las Vegas, NV
    LG BGE, off-set smoker & various Weber's 
  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 3,661
    Way to get back on the train.  Looks great. 
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