Did a marinated tri-tip today for mother's day. While I was getting the coals started, the neighbor came over to complain about the smoke, noting that last weekend when I smoked there was a "smoke smell" all day. I said, "well, isn't that a good thing?" She didn't think so, so I apologized and promised to move future operations further away from her house. This would NEVER happen in TX or other more smoker-friendly parts of the nation! Maybe I'll invite here over next time. Some good Q would change her mind maybe. Oh well, can't please 'em all. Here is some q-view of the tri-tip. It turned out pretty good but was over-marinated. I'll keep it simple next time. We turned these into fajitas, and it was overall an all right product, but not my best smoke.