A big thanks to Dr. Chicken & Sprinter for their input on the prime rib. I used the recipe submitted by the good Doc. I ended up cooking it a little longer than recommended (I thought it was too pink for our tastes - prefer medium) and over cooked it somewhat. Despite the slight over cook it was certainly as good as any we have had in restaurants. I had a real happy wife last night![p]Next weekend we are planning our first entertainment venture on da Egg. We are thinking about doing Nature Boy's Ginger Mahogany Ribs - read plenty o' praise for that recipe. If I add up the times mentioned on the recipe, I get a total of 9 hours. Is this the total elapsed cooking time or am I misinterpreting the times? As always any help is greatly appreciated.[p]p.s. - Dr. Chicken I am new the forum only in posting - I've been a forum voyeur since I bought our Egg in the Fall last year.