If you've never smoked a Tri-Tip (TT) I suggest you put it on your list, this was one of the best smokes I've done so far. My friend is from California and he couldn't talk enoug about TT's, so I found one and did it. I bought a 2½ lb TT and soaked it in a basic marindae for 24 hours. Sliced up some green peppers, onions, and mushrooms, and tossed them in some EVOO and put them in a loaf pan. Trimmed up some con on the cob, and put the whole works on the smoker. Here's a pic of the TT just as it hit the smoker, (I forgot to get pics of the TT in it's raw form). Here's all the gub at once, and take note how high the veggies are heaped in the pan. I pulled the TT at 148° and foiled it and wrapped it in towels and placed it in a cooler to rest. Here's the veggies and corn after a good 4 hours, notice how much the veggies have shrunk since the first picture. I know this picture might seem gross, but this really made me laugh, my cat Spike decided to make himself at home on top the the cooler with the TT in it and keep guard. The TT was tightly wrapped in foil and towels so there wasn't a chance of kitty hair or any funk, and he never got into the cooler, I made sure of that. LOL So here is where it gets really good, after a hour the TT was unfoiled and sliced, and it was wonderfull. The thicker parts were a perfect medium rare, and worked into a nice medium on the thinner parts. The best way I can discribe the flavor and texture was, "It was like cutting into a Prime Rib/Tenderloin with the flavor of a Sirloin". Even my California friend was very impressed. It was fantasic!! No left overs.