Just wanted to share - I did a tri tip for the first time today. Threw in a couple racks of ribs as well. I made a rub and put it on last night. Smoked all of it at about 225*. Tri tip came and and was wrapped at 135* and I let it sit in the oven (it was off) for about 20 minutes. It was a little too rare for my liking, so I ended up putting it back in the smoker (still wrapped) until about 145*. Pulled it off, let it sit for a bit, then sliced it against the grain as instructed by all of you out there. Everything turned out great, thanks to the advice provided within this forum, so thanks to all of you for the food I ate! haha. Here's a few shots: Used a few different rubs for this: The UDS all fired up! Here is my configuration Bringing her up to temp - it was a cooool 41* in North Alabama today And on they go! steady smokin Here is the tri tip removed - notice i took advice to make one slice so i remembered where the grain changed direction - thanks for that! ended up being very tasty - I wish we had smell-o-vision! Finishing the ribs My rub vs bad byrons butt rub.