Being from Santa Maria, CA (home to Tri-tip grilling known locally as "Santa Maria Style BBQ) I have grilled many Tri's indirectly on a gas grill. The locals say it isn't proper since it's not over Red Oak coals on high heat. I'll try to post some pictures A little SPOG is all it needs In my new (first) smoker I.T. of 140* Wrapping and into the cooler. Company's coming in 2 hours. I hope that's not too long.