Do I need to trim my tri tip?
Without proper trimming, your finished Tri-Tip will still have chewy or hard chunks of fat and membrane that can ruin the perfect bite.
Should you trim a tri tip before smoking?
When you buy it, it should typically be trimmed and almost ready for grilling or smoking. It’s a lean cut, but there is still some marbling so selecting the right tri tip roast is important. Marbling is key so you get the most flavor as the fat renders out while smoking.
Should I wrap my tri-tip in foil when smoking?
Wrap tri-tip in foil and allow it to rest for at least ten minutes if not half an hour (the longer the better when it comes to resting). This ensures the meat has a chance to finish cooking and reabsorb some of its juices.
Should you sear tri-tip after smoking?
Place tri-tip on smoker grate and smoke until internal temperature reaches 110°F (see notes). … Remove the roast from searing when the internal temperature reaches 125ºF. Let rest for 10 minutes. Slice thinly across the grain and serve warm.
What is untrimmed tri-tip roast?
Untrimmed vs Trimmed Tri-tip
Tri-tip is sold as either untrimmed or trimmed. Untrimmed tri-tip has a nice layer of fat on one side (sometimes both sides). Trimmed tri-tip will have this removed.