We had some relatives in town. Being that they currently live in Arkansas and originally from Cali, they know their BBQ and their Tri-tips. What better reason to leave work early on a rainy Monday, than to spark up the electric smoker (Cookshack-008)? Living In Maryland, tri-tip is hard to come by. The only place we can find it is at Costco but it only comes in a marinated package. I decided to throw it on the smoker as in with no rub. Smoker set at 225* with oak wood. I didn't make it home in time to bring the meat up to room temp, hence the 36 degrees.. Also smoked shrimp using the recipe from Jeff's newsletter. This is them getting ready to go on. Just thought this picture turned out cool. Off topic but this is where I sit while waiting for the meat. Nothing better than sitting here with a beer in one hand, thermometer in the other, delicious smell of smoke in the air, and country music on the lawn speakers. Oak smoke flowing thinly from the Cookshack Medium rare tri-tip removed from the smoker at an IT of 135*; 1 hour 55 minutes. We were feeding 9 and one tri-tip wasn't going to be enough. I searched everywhere and couldn't find anther so I ended up getting a Flank Steak. Marinated in McCormick meat marinate for 24 hours then grilled at 400 degrees for 7 minutes a side. Flake plated with the tri-tip, both cooked to medium rare. The money shot I should have used the larger plate. Awesome meal; smoked Tri-tip, smoked shrimp, grilled flank steak, oven baked potato, and pasta salad. Our company was very impressed. The winner of the night was the Shrimp. Shout out to Jeff for that rub!!!! Thanks for viewing.