I have not had much luck cooking tri-tips lately. They are eatable, but not FANTASTIC. Ive been taking them to 145 IT, but it seems like they don't get to where I like it - med rare - till 160. I will try hard again with the thermometer today.
Heres the beginning plan -
Put my own rub on there - salt / pepper / garlic / chili powder. I put it on lite, since it seems to be saltier then I like (Maybe I used garlic salt instead?)
Im going to get the AMAZE n Pellet smoker (Cherry) going 20 minutes before meat goes on
Start smoker 1 hr before at 275, then crank down to 225 and put meat on
put in thermometer (remote) and set for 150
I plan to smoke it for 3 hrs. although 2-1/2 always seems to do it.
I'll send more pics