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tri tip

First one tomorrow...

What is the ideal IT? All the pics I've seen they look pretty pink...
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  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 1,790
    I like to pull it around 135.
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 2,130
    I think most folks would say tri tip is best served medium rare to medium. I like to pull it off when IT hits 127-130 during a reverse sear. During the rest it usually rises up a few degrees. Slice it thin against the grain and you should have some good eats. If you have any that like their meat a little more done serve them from the edges or thinner parts which will be more done.
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  • PNWFoodiePNWFoodie Posts: 1,046
    As someone who actually lived in Santa Maria (see Santa Maria BBQ), I would say pull it off when you know the middle will be medium rare. The outsides are for those who like it more well done, but those insides should be nice and pink. :)
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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,237
    I agree with R2Egg2Q. Slice like this.

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  • Thanks all!
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,520
    This meat likes reverse sear IMHO, do the low and slow at 225º or less to keep the ends from getting too well done (I tried foiling once but it was a PITA, worked but not fun) Worked much better (last week first time in the Trés Booblay, meat was edge to edge perfect - the sear was short, missed the smoke effect. Used a board sauce to season. 
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  • Thanks skid...mine is in the tub now...125 then will sear
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  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 1,953
    edited March 2014
    I just go raised direct at 400F until 130 IT.
  • So now that I look at more posts with pics...I'm not sure what I got at trader Joes was the same said tri tip roast but most pics I saw have been kind of boomerang shaped...

    Was still at 125 for about 7 hours then seared...then rested

    Was good...we will do it again...whatever it was
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