Here we go, tri-tip seared on the Santa Maria Grill, finished, blasphemously, in the smoker at around 275.
Lost the pictures of the rub, it was a simple affair. The end results had, in my opinion, the perfect amount of seared outside, thin grey and solid pink middle for tip. Your Mileage May Vary. Offer Not Valid in U.S. Minor Outlying Islands.
Costco had some nice tips, as usual:
Searing on the SMG
It's important to sear all sides of the tip, even the small sides and the large end:
Photo evidence of a 275 degree smoker. You could convict on this photo alone.
It's tri-tip. It should be served out of a foil tin, but we'll settle for the ever popular Large Plate 'O Meat.