I just put some dry rub on 3 tri tips and put them in the fridge wrapped in plastic wrap going to smoke 1 and grill the other 2. i am planning on using cherry wood. from what i have searched for it says that cherry is good for beef. I'm using a charbroil H2O electric smoker. the first time i used it i didn't know what i was doing and how the smoking was supposed to work. so i put a ton of chips in and had lots of smoke. made spare ribs and they had way to much smoke flavor to them. so i tried again and used a small amount of wood chips and they turned out a lot better. so this will be my third attempt and I'm a little nervous about it. we're having family over for Mother's day and this is going to be one of the choices to eat (smoked or grilled). any suggestions are more then welcome.