My wife got me a large for my birthday this past May, and its the coolest gift I ever got....your husband will love it. Get a couple of strip steaks and tell him to watch the DVD and follow the instructions. My first use was steaks and they came out flawless. The smoked porcetta and the ribs will be easy to figure out, but he'll need a few Eggcessories. Get the place setter, the rib rack, and an electric starter....gets it going in 10 minutes.