I really appreciate everybody's input on this thread today. I'm going to get another tri-tip and try again, with some of your suggestions.
I'm not real big on soy or teriaki, unless it's Asian-Pacific I'm after, but I can tell y'all are some really good Que Masters!!!
Thanks again, I've enough nerve now to try again!!!
Just an old school country boy. I don't take anything online too serious, except BBQ!!!