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Mainely Smoka
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16 12 8:57 pm    Post subject: In search of the elusive tri-tip here in the northeast Reply with quote

I have asked all of my local butchers and even the boys at the big box stores if they can order me a tri-tip. Many have tried and all have failed I even had one guy call me and said it wod be here in a day and when I arrived to pick it up the invoice on his order said unavailable. Whats up with this cut of meat. I am starting to get a bit annoyed. Is this cut a regional market only. I am seeing more commercial restaurants adversting this cut. Are they buying it all?

I may just go on a Lobster binge for awhile. Local price here is $2.50/lb .. cheaper than burger
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16 12 11:12 pm    Post subject: Re: In search of the elusive tri-tip here in the northeast Reply with quote

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I have asked all of my local butchers and even the boys at the big box stores if they can order me a tri-tip. Many have tried and all have failed I even had one guy call me and said it wod be here in a day and when I arrived to pick it up the invoice on his order said unavailable. Whats up with this cut of meat. I am starting to get a bit annoyed. Is this cut a regional market only. I am seeing more commercial restaurants adversting this cut. Are they buying it all?

I may just go on a Lobster binge for awhile. Local price here is $2.50/lb .. cheaper than burger


Can't find tri-tip, but lobster's actually cheaper than tips...
"I may just go on a lobster binge for awhile" ???

You got some danged hi-quality level of problems there !!!


You can try calling it bottom sirloin whole roast & see if they come up with the goods....
Or ask if they can get ball tip roast, not a bad replacement
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17 12 12:09 am    Post subject: Re: In search of the elusive tri-tip here in the northeast Reply with quote

Mainely Smoka wrote:

I may just go on a Lobster binge for awhile. Local price here is $2.50/lb .. cheaper than burger


For some reason I just dont feel bad for you. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17 12 12:50 am    Post subject: Re: In search of the elusive tri-tip here in the northeast Reply with quote

Mainely Smoka wrote:

I may just go on a Lobster binge for awhile. Local price here is $2.50/lb .. cheaper than burger


Quit braggin' Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17 12 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mainely Smoka, good luck, they seem as rare as hens teeth around the northeast. Shocked

My brother bought one for me a while ago, his butcher only had one, he paid around $9 a lb. Shocked Shocked

It tasted great, but at those prices I'd stick with lobster rolls. Wink

Lobster down here is on sale for $5 a lb. lately.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 12 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try Trader Joes
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 12 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also you can try updating your location in your profile settings.

It will help others around you chime in.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 12 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm guessin' Maine. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 12 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I FINALLY was able to get a Tri-Tip here (Georgia) at $6/lb ON SALE Shocked . I had been asking every 'butcher' around here for a couple of years. I kept getting that 'you have three heads' look. The local Publix had some at $6/lb, so I bought a couple and cooked them to 135 deg, rubbed with BigRon's ITH, like a lot of people on here suggested. They were good, but not $6/lb good. I hear most people (on the left coast) get them for around $3/lb. That would make them much better IMO Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 12 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't feel bad Bugs, they're $5 a pound here.
Sorry, but I'll buy a good ole chuck roast anyday.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 12 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have not yet found a butcher in the chain supermarkets in my area that even know what a tri tip is.I might have to find a good old country butcher and see if he knows what a tri tip is.....just a cut of meat that you never see around here.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 12 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is Ray's ( Hell Fire Grill ) pictorial essay from a bit ago....

http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=58780&highlight=tri+tip+tutorial

This video that I added on shows exactly where it's cut
from.....

"Found a hindquarter cutting video that adds more clarity ~~~>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_p2iz9iq08

Maybe will help people trying to find the cut where it's scarce
or the cutters don't know what you're talking about...."

It'a a very versatile & flavorful cut, so I hope this helps folks locate it in their area.....
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 12 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't get a Tri Tip either. And I have to special order an unmolested brisket. Neither of which is cheap. I guess the rumor about BBQ being made from the "cheap" cuts of meat is a rumor. I'd love to smoke more than butts but can't afford much else at the moment.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19 12 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any Price Choppers by you. I buy tri-tip there.

Yes, there is an overabundance of lobster this year, driving prices down.

LINK

http://www.telegram.com/article/20120810/NEWS/108109462/0/SEARCH

http://www.telegram.com/article/20120809/API/308099982/0/SEARCH

http://www.telegram.com/article/20120809/API/308099767/0/SEARCH
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21 12 1:42 am    Post subject: Tri-Tip Reply with quote

here in Cali tri tip is everywhere! smart & final had them for $3.99 lb. costco has them all the time. maybe order online? they are worth it, best taste for beef there is.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21 12 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The great thing about tri-tip here in MA is that a lot of people have never heard of it. I just need to keep checking on it at my local supermarket. I wait until it gets close to the "sell by" date and the butcher puts a "$5 off" sticker on it. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21 12 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

feldon30 wrote:
I'm guessin' Maine. Wink


Spot on good guess
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21 12 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BUGSnBBQ wrote:
I FINALLY was able to get a Tri-Tip here (Georgia) at $6/lb ON SALE Shocked . I had been asking every 'butcher' around here for a couple of years. I kept getting that 'you have three heads' look. The local Publix had some at $6/lb, so I bought a couple and cooked them to 135 deg, rubbed with BigRon's ITH, like a lot of people on here suggested. They were good, but not $6/lb good. I hear most people (on the left coast) get them for around $3/lb. That would make them much better IMO Laughing Laughing


I, too, have noticed that meats tend to tenderize and gain flavor, exponentially, as prices get lower. Odd, isn't it? Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22 12 4:11 am    Post subject: Tritip Reply with quote

If you can find a place that sells Brazilian beef, that cut goes under the name Picanha. The Irish sell that cut, too.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22 12 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PaulOinMA wrote:
The great thing about tri-tip here in MA is that a lot of people have never heard of it. I just need to keep checking on it at my local supermarket. I wait until it gets close to the "sell by" date and the butcher puts a "$5 off" sticker on it. Very Happy


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