for my 3rd real smoke i decided to try a tri tip............ tossed 3 chicken breast in to give them a try......should have pulled them out sooner....they were a lil dry, but still tasty. picture didnt come out that great.... it was a nice med. in the center. will take it out a lil sooner next time. i prefer med rare in the center. smoked the mac for an hour, damn its good! my dad and i have probably grilled close to 1000lbs of tri tip for elks club bbqs, church fundraisers and assorted other gatherings over the years.......but this is by far the very best tri tip i have ever tasted!! i cant wait to throw a few in the mes for the next family get together!