Smoked Tri Tips

As a banking computer engineer I have traveled all over the country,  but in 1992 I was in the small town of Visalia, California where every Thursdays they would starting at noon block off downtown main street to host a weekly block party. Local Vendors would setup shop, selling flowers, fruits, vegetables arts & crafts and local foods. The air was filled with smoke and at the near by grills and pits was Tri-Tip cooking away. I was there for 2 months and Tri-Tip was on my Thursday dining agenda. So I have revisited my old friend the Tri-Tip. I purchased (3) tri-tips at my local WalMart.

I seasoned them and placed them into my SmokinTex 1400.


    • Kosher Salt
    • Cracked Black Pepper
    • Ground Black Pepper

Using 1 cup of Hickory chips I smoked them at 215-225° F for 7 hours.

I then placed them into a 1/2 size steamer pan and covered them and turned the SmokinTex off but let them rest for 2 more hours, then I sliced them.


I thought smoking Briskets Flats was great so is this…. Tri-Tips is a winner, and so easy with my new SmokinTex 1400.

Happy Holidays Bob

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