During football season, I started a tradition called "Eat the Opponent" in which I cook something from the area of the team the Cowboys are playing. Today it's smoked tri-tip since the 49ers are the opponent. I threw on a 2.2# tri-tip at 250 right at noon, went to run a quick errand, and when i came back an hour later, it was at 130 IT. I was stunned, so I checked it with my Thermapen, & it said the same temp as my Maverick ET-733. Pulled it off and stuck it in a cooler wrapped in foil and towels.