When a tri-tip is BBQ'd on a charcoal grill, I is my favorite steak!
Tri-tip is a tougher cut of meat, so it needs to be cooked at a lower temperature for a longer period of time.
The marinade combined with the smokey flavor from the BBQ make this a fantastic dish.
While it can be difficult to set the exact temperature on a charcoal grill, the tri-tip shouldn't be cooked at a high heat.
A common grilling method with tri-tip is to do a revere-sear, where the tri-tip is cooked over indirect heat at first and then finished over the fire to mark the meat.
I'm never prepared enough to marinade the tri-tip for a long time, so even 1 hour of marinade time works perfect in my experience.
A steak sandwich with fresh bread, tri-tip, and steak sauce is amazing!