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    Q Tri Tip a la Phil Hartcher

    When I first picked up my Q, I did a bunch of reading to try to get a feel for how to cook on this grill. By far, the works of Phil Hartcher from Australia were the best resource, and I climbed the learning curve quickly with his guidance. Tonight, I did my first indirect cook on the Q using my version of the Weber Trivet (which, if it was ever sold here in the US, was discontinued long ago.....) Anyway, I found a quarter sheet pan sized rack, and used some foil with holes below. Pre-heated the Q, added my trivet, and dialed it down to Medium, which settled in at 360-380.

    Tri tip just on (with a couple of therms to keep an eye on things):



    After it hit 124 internal, I pulled it, fired the Q to high for 5 minutes, then onto the searing phase (TT rose to 127 internal in this time.....):



    ....and sliced on my plate with a steamed artichoke w/mayo:



    This was a very easy cook (with Phil's words to guide me), and turned out well. The TT was more rare than it shows in the picture, and was plenty juicy with a nice crust. This was just what I needed for a quick weeknight grill session, when there was enough other stuff going on that fussing with the charcoal didn't seem like as much fun as usual.

    Q on folks!

    R

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    Thanks for sharing Rich, that TT looks great. I'm going to read some of Phil's stuff too. My Q is new to me and I want to get the most out of it.
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    Thanks, Pat. He put together a Q cooking guide in .pdf, which you should be able to find with some Googling. If you canít, PM me and Iíll locate it for you. Good stuff!

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    Rich, that was an awesome cook, it all looks so yummy. Great job.
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    Lovely plate Rich. TT looks outstanding and love the artichoke.
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    Nicely done tri-tip, Rich. Your plate, tri-tip and the artichoke has to be a little bit of heaven.

    Yeah... gassers are handy sometimes. I do hot dogs for lunch on mine every once in a while. They are real good in a boillo roll with mayo, dijon, sweet relish, ketchup and a beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert-R View Post
    I do hot dogs for lunch on mine every once in a while. They are real good in a boillo roll with mayo, dijon, sweet relish, ketchup and a beer.
    Man, that would hit the spot right now, Robert!

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