Originally Posted by TIMMAY
Probably mentioned 37 times already is boiling most any form of meat before it goes on the smoker. Some folk do not mind, but I do.
No matter how long you boil tri tip, it will never come out like pork ribs.
**EDIT** The only thing that might need to be boiled before it goes on the smoker, and even then I am unsure, is beef tongue. Somebody started a cook thread a while back, and I forget how they pre cooked it.
Reminds me of the time my MIL asked to me grill chicken for her family, and she would provide the chicken. She brought me a pot of boiled chicken, I looked at my wife and asked "what does she want me to do with this, make chicken and dumplings"