Beef jerky is a great snack for any occasion. There’s only one problem with it. If you buy it from a store you will pay close to an arm and a leg for it. Making it yourself won’t only save you money, in my opinion, it tastes better too and it’s not as hard as you might think. We’re going to go over everything you need to know about how to make your own beef jerky and give you one of the best smoked beef jerky recipes around.
Since tri tip is a larger cut of meat, I think it is easier to cook than most other steaks. You have to worry less about over cooking it like you would a ribeye or new york strip. There are a ton of recipes out there that call for brining the tri tip before you put it on the smoker and then call for you to sear it after it has been on the smoker for a while but I think those are just unnecessary steps that add time and opportunity for you to over cook it.