Ok, here is the deal. My girlfriend's old college friends are coming into town (Saratoga, NY) for a Jazz fest this weekend. Her guy friends that are coming are always hounding me about cooking up some ribs for them ever since they heard I got a smoker. I really want to be able to smoke them up some ribs this weekend and I suggested to my girlfriend that I would stay home from the fest and cook the ribs up for everyone so when they got back from the fest it would be waiting. Well, as you might imagine, that didnt go over well with the Mrs. She wants me at the jazz fest with her friends. Anyway, I still would like to do the ribs. [p]I was thinking that i could get up a bit earlier then normal and put the ribs on the egg indirect for the 3 hours. I could then wrap them in foil and put them back on the egg for just a 1/2 hr and then take them off the egg but keep them in the foil for the time I am at the Jazz fest (maybe 2-4hrs who knows. I could put them foiled up in my gas grill and keep the lid close. just dont turn the burners on. I would leave the jazz fest a bit earlier (maybe 45 mins or so) and go back to the house and finish off the ribs on the egg with direct heat for an hour or so.[p]does this make sense to anyone? any alternative ideas? does the quality of the rib get screwed up by this method?