• Smoking a Tri Tip And Chicken At The Same Time. I use a gas smoker at 200 degrees, cover the tri tip with Cajun seasoning, set the meat on the rack with the fat side up and cook it for about 4 hours. As long as you keep a water pan full in the smoker, the meat will stay juicy.


  • Cooking Ball Tip and Tri Tip. Cooking instructions are for rare to medium rare, which allows for optimal taste and also to prevent dry meat. Check internal temperature with a thermometer and cook until internal temperature reaches 140°F. It is recommended that you cook fat side up.

    Subsequently, question is, do you flip tri tip when smoking? place tri-tip on the grates. Close the lid to trap as much heat in the smoker as possible. Every hour or so, flip your tri-tip to help it cook more evenly.

    One may also ask, do you smoke meat fat side up or down?

    Why Many Say Fat Side Down is Better Because the fat is on the bottom, when it melts it will not wash the seasoning away, and the bark retains all the flavors you added. Additionally, the smoke produced as the fat hits the hot coals will add a great flavor to your meat.

    How long does it take to smoke tri tip at 225?

    Smoke tri tips at 225-250 degrees until they hit an internal temperature of 135 degrees for medium rare. In general it takes about 30 minutes per pound. A 2-pound tri tip would need to smoke for an hour while a 3 1/2 pounder will need about an hour and 45 minutes.

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