We’re always delighted to discover followers of Santa Maria Style Barbecue from far and wide.

The latest comes from the forum over at True West Magazine, where one contributor offers his personal method for preparing perfect tri-tip: “The secret is the 10-10-20-20, 10 minutes on a hot fire then flip for another 10, finish at 20 minutes on each side then pull off the grill and let sit for 5 minutes before slicing across the grain in 1/2 inch slices. I have bought some huge tri-tips where the times have to be upped but cook enough of them and you’ll figure it out.”

Now, we recently delved into the meat-cooking topic here at the Official Santa Maria Valley Barbecue Site, talking about how Santa Maria BBQ experts sear the meat first, then raise it up using a Santa Maria Style Grill

But not everyone has access to such a grill. In which case, this gentleman’s method may be something to consider for getting the meat just right on a traditional grill. Judging by his photos, his method is sound!