I decided to try out some of my B-day presents. I have several tri-tips in the freezer so I thought that the Serrano salt with some onion, pepper, and garlic would be good. I rubbed the tri-tip down put it in a glass baking dish and poured on a 1/4 cup of red wine and a good dose of Worcestershire. I let this meld in the fridge overnight. Out and ready for the smoker. Fired up the StoveTec To get the mesquite lump and cherry wood ready for the Mini-WSM!!! I'm a bit of a pyro! Mini, loaded, up to temp 275* and pumping TBS!!! I put some non-cooked eggs in after an hour or so cooking the tri-tip. Eggs bake in 325* oven for 30 minutes, so figured at 275* the would be done in an hour, about the same time the tri would hit IT of 135* Ready for the foil and rest. Oven Baked (325* for 30 min. ice bath immediately) and smoker baked eggs for Easter decorating. I had to sample one of the Smoker baked eggs. Zero smoke flavor!!! After the Easter bunny comes all of these eggs will be peeled and go into the smoker. Back to the meat of it... After the rest and ready for the initial cut. Tri-tip forms a kind of a "U" shape. First cut from the bottom of the u to the top, or vise a versa. The first Cuts. Cut 90ish to the first cut. Took out a couple vac-packed twice baked potatoes, they re-heat well in the vac pack and the microwave. Served with a salad Just to keep the fiancee happy!