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rockin b
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28 09 10:36 am    Post subject: going to smoke first tri tip Reply with quote

hey fellow ringers. i am about to smoke my first tri tip in a few weeks. i like my meat well done. what internal temp do i need to go to with the tri tip to get well done. look forward to your thoughts
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28 09 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rockin b, I do not care for well done but if I were to, I would bring it to 160 to 165 and let it rest it should hit 170 which is well done for beef.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28 09 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i guess what i'm looking for is the same doneness i do on competition brisket. i cook my brisket to 190. will that temp destroy the tri tip?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29 09 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Rockin B,

I would have to agree with k.a.m. I would not go more than 160 to 165. My wife likes everything well done and I care for beef more rare to medium rare. I have found that anything more than 160 to 165 on a tri tip and you have a dried out piece of leather. I don't think getting it up to 190 or above would be a good idea.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29 09 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want well done beef save your money and dont cook a tri tip.

Try a chuck roast or something of that nature. It makes for great pulled beef. I would suggest also if you want a roast try some other cut. May i ask what your aversion is to say medium done meat?
If you can get over it i would buy a cheaper roast and take it to say *150-*155. This will leave the very middle just barely pink so maybe you can taste and see the difference.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30 09 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oregon smoker wrote:

Try a chuck roast or something of that nature. It makes for great pulled beef.

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rockin b
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30 09 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the input. i will go to 160 and see what happens. i love my brisket and have several first place trophies in brisket. but i have never done the tri tip. thanks for keeping me from being disappointed. i'll let you know how it turns out.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01 09 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMO a Tri Tip is the wrong choice if you want well done beef. It can get a bit tough and dry if you aren't careful! Good luck and hope to see some pics!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01 09 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

140-145 is outstanding.Let rest for 30 minutes and enjoy
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