We had some family over for my son's birthday last weekend. I've read lots of posts on the tri tip, so thought I'd give one a try. Glad I did. Tons of flavor and really tender. For the price, a much better bargain than the prime rib I made a couple days prior. Rubbed the tri tip with thick worsty, garlic powder, and onion powder. Off the smoker at 135, looked like a murder scene, it was so juicy, and falling apart. had to clean up the plate a little bit, most of the guests preffered everything on the medium side. Best part, there was enough for leftovers the next day. Top and bottom covered in smoked swiss. Thanks for looking, and thanks for all the shared knowledge, couldn't have done it without everything I've learned here.