I was at the store a month or so ago and they had a tri-tip in the bargain bin. Trip-tips are not common in Husker land, in fact it was the first I have ever seen, so I grabbed it and threw it in the freezer. I got it out this weekend to take my first crack at it. I rubbed it down with the last of a steak rub I had from a trip to KC this summer. I threw it on the smoker with some hickory and persimmon wood. I had the smoker running at about 230ish. It was only about 1.8lbs and it took about an hour and fifteen minutes. Then I double wrapped it in foil and let it rest for about 30 minutes while got some potatoes on the grill. When I unwrapped it it was soft, tender and delicious. What a great cut of meat! Mrs. Duff and I loved it. I will be keeping an eye open for another one.