How to Make Smoked Tri-Tip
3 to 5 lb tri-tip
Salt and pepper mixture (about ⅛ cup of each
Preheat your smoker to 225°F (107°C) for 15 minutes.
Make your salt and pepper mixture and season all sides of meat with a heavy coat of it.
Smoke your tri-tip until it reaches the internal temperature of 130°F (54°C) (about 60-90 minutes). You can use pecan bisquettes.
When it reaches this temperature, remove it from the smoker and wrap in foil.
Now you have two options to finish the preparation:
Slice the tri-tip into steaks, and sear them on the grill, allowing to rest before serving.
Or preheat your grill to 500°F (260°C) for about 15 minutes. Wrap the meat in foil and place it on the grill until it reaches the desired internal temperature.