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TexMass
05-16-2011, 06:05 PM
Last summer I was cleaning out some old stuff and came across left over brackets from my universal rotisserie. So with a drill and dremel I mounted them to my smoker. Excellent! I want to do a tri-tip on it next but not sure other than throwing it on and going. We love using Allegro marinade and smoking with pecan. I see now I need to get a meat thermometer since my wife and I like medium well. Would a marinade be better for this beef or a rub? At around 225 degrees, how long per pound to cook? Any information would be helpful.




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Moose
05-16-2011, 06:37 PM
I would go with a rub vs a marinade. Keep it simple and use a Santa Maria Style rub. If you have some oak, all the better as it goes great with tri-tip. I'd also recommend doing it on the hotter side , say between 275-300 and pull when internal reaches 130-135 if you like medium rare. Finally, be sure to slice against the grain and enjoy!

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
05-16-2011, 07:10 PM
So you can get tri-tip in Maine? I can't find any over here in Vermont.

TexMass
05-16-2011, 09:41 PM
So you can get tri-tip in Maine? I can't find any over here in Vermont.

I haven't looked too hard yet. I know when I lived in PA for a year I had to explain to friends what brisket was before they would try it. I was happy to see briskets sold at Walmart here. I'm sure I'll have to shop around a bit for the tri-tip.

Paulmark
05-16-2011, 09:53 PM
I would go with a rub vs a marinade. Keep it simple and use a Santa Maria Style rub. If you have some oak, all the better as it goes great with tri-tip. I'd also recommend doing it on the hotter side , say between 275-300 and pull when internal reaches 130-135 if you like medium rare. Finally, be sure to slice against the grain and enjoy!

I agree, go with rub and brush with oil and vinegar(italian dressing works fine) I do mine about 350. good luck I'm sure it'll be great:-D

cliffcarter
05-17-2011, 07:39 AM
So you can get tri-tip in Maine? I can't find any over here in Vermont.

My local Hannaford has the occasional tri-tip in the meat case for around $6/lb, if you have one in your area it wouldn't hurt to ask.