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Offline lilpuppy99

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Question about smoking a tri-tip.
« on: June 14, 2013, 09:31:16 AM »
Hi everyone,

 I recently purchased a Bradley 4-rack digital smoker and plan to smoke some tri-tip for the first time.  I'm thinking of smoking it and then finishing it on the grill. How would I go about it? Do i just turn on the smoker and then smoke for 2 hours and then remove it? Or do I have to turn on the smoker and the oven?  I'm using a "Special Blend" bisquette that I bought on Amazon.  I wanted to use Hickory or Mesquite but they were backordered. Has anyone used the Special Blend before?

Thanks,  Jeff

P.S.  I bought 8 lbs of brisket and 2 racks of pork ribs so I'll be smoking a lot in the next week!!!

beefmann

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Re: Question about smoking a tri-tip.
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 10:55:22 AM »
here is my smoked tri tip

http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=32408.0

135 - 140 mop with your favorite bbq sauce  3 times , once at 135, again at 140, again at 145, let the tri tip continue to 150 and pull

Offline lilpuppy99

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Re: Question about smoking a tri-tip.
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2013, 11:51:30 AM »
Thanks for the response. I'd like to know though if I should smoke the Tri-Tip just using the smoke generator at 100 degrees without turning the smoker oven on too? Or do I need to turn on the oven as well?

beefmann

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Re: Question about smoking a tri-tip.
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 12:29:42 PM »
turn on the smoke generator and oven, Oven temp at 225 Pre warm for 30 minutes then place tri tip into oven, Fill water bowl , place bowl under puck burner advance first puck onto burner close door,  Only smoke for 2 Hours or 6 pucks (  place 8 in stack as it will need two pucks to get them to the puck burner ) relax a bit,,, if you  have a  remote thermometer insert it into the meat prior to closing the door, cook till an internal temp of 150... if you  like it a bit rarer then 145 or so.

depending on the size of the tri tip figure 1 hr per lb as a  reference

Offline lilpuppy99

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Re: Question about smoking a tri-tip.
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2013, 03:25:54 PM »
Thanks for the advice. I have two Tri-tips in the smoker as we speak. One is 2 lbs and the other is 2.5 lbs. So that would roughly be 2.5 hrs total?  Or is it 2 hrs smoking and then 2.5 hrs more of cooking? I have the smoker oven set at 230 degrees.  Also, should I flip the meat halfway through smoking/cooking?

Thanks, Jeff

beefmann

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Re: Question about smoking a tri-tip.
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2013, 03:31:22 PM »
that  time frame sounds about  right  2 hrs of smoking at 225 - 230, with your favorite wood,  total time of smoking 2.5 to 3 hours with checking on your desired preference of rare, medium, or well done...

if it  still looks rare add another hour and check again