## Easy Smoked Tri Tip Recipe (How To & Wine Pairing)

The following steps outline how to smoke the best tri tip, from trimming to serving. If you’re just looking for a recipe, you can jump ahead to my easy smoked tri tip recipe at the end.

The following steps outline how to smoke the best tri tip, from trimming to serving. If you’re just looking for a recipe, you can jump ahead to my easy smoked tri tip recipe at the end.

First, you’ll need to choose a temperature to heat your grill or smoker. To do so, consider how much time you have and the total weight of the bird.

At 225 degrees Farhenheit, ribs will take approximately 6 hours to cook. These 6 hours are broken down into 3 stages in the 3-2-1 method, which I outline below. However, note that I said approximately 6 hours. Actual cook time is when the ribs reach an internal temp of 190-195 degrees F.

The general rule of thumb is that every pound of brisket needs one hour at 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Therefore, 15 hours should be enough time for a 15-pound brisket, and a 2-pound brisket would take a couple of hours. But that’s not the whole story…

I’m going to show you how to smoke a brisket on a charcoal grill step by step from start to glorious finish. If you’re using a gas grill, I’ve got you covered, too.

At 225 degrees and 1-1/2 to 2 hours a pound, a 3-pound brisket needs between 4-1/2 and 6 hours to cook. At 250 it would take about 3 hours.

When cooking a brisket at 250 degrees, one pound of meat equals one hour of cook time. By that measure, 10 pounds of brisket takes about 10 hours in the smoker.

When cooking a brisket at 250, the general rule of thumb is that 1 pound of meat equals 1 hour of cook time. More precisely, smoke until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 190 to 200 degrees F.