I live in an L-shaped 1 story apartment complex with 5 units. We have small porches and our front doors are actually patio sliders! I was concerned at
first, but we look after each other and crime in my little coastal city is practically non-existent.
That being said, when I BBQ I smoke out everyone here. Windows and sliding glass doors go shut pretty quick as soon as they hear the Weber clanging
So I decided to BBQ early today before noon as most of my neighbors are out and about until 4pm.
I smoked probably the best tri-tip I've ever made.
Ingredients: (I eyeball everything so bare with me here)
1 tri-tip (obviously..lol)
*Dark brown sugar 1/2 cup or so..
*Garlic powder 2 tbsp. I suppose..
*Onion powder 1 tbsp. I guess..
*Granulated black pepper 3 tbsp. I could be wrong..
*Himalayan Seasalt 2 tbsp. ..maybe
*Smoked Paprika 2 tbsp. This one I measured, stuffs expensive
*Tumeric ..a dash
Mix well in a separate bowl and make sure to break up all the brown sugar lumps.
Make sure your meat is room temperature before you grill it, makes a huge difference when it comes to beef.
Take tri-tip and coat with olive oil as a binder. Some folks do, some folks don't. I've personally had better results doing this.
Liberally coat with rub all sides and edges.
Go start your grill.
I used indirect grilling putting all my lump charcoal on one side, and cooking on the other.
I went with mesquite wood chunks for the smoking. Soaking your wood is useless, the water only penetrates the wood by a centimeter if that. It creates
more steam than smoke initially and is unnecessary. Throw a couple chunks on top of your coals and let the magic show begin.
Grill on one side for 25min @250° to 275°F then flip it over for another 20 to 25min @ around the same temp.
A meat thermometer is nice to have and a internal temperature of 130°F in the meatiest portion of the tri-tip is perfectly medium rare.
While the coals are still hot, I move the meat over them to sear it for about 3 minutes a side.
Take it off the grill, wrap in foil and let it rest for at least 15 minutes to allow the juices to return.
If you need me to tell you how to eat it, DM me your address and I'll come by and show you how!😂
Have a good and safe Memorial Day weekend and remember those who made it possible for you to do so.
Thank you for your service and sacrifice to all our current military personnel and my fellow veterans.
Especially the "🇺🇸"!!!
edit on 5/22/2020 by EternalShadow because: correction, eta