Well, here goes the test of all tests..... smoking a meal for 15 for me mudder, on Mudder's Day. Gonna be using the BCG which I put thru a test run a few days ago and was pleasantly surprised. Thanks for all how throw lil tidbits of info and advice on smoking and grilling, etc. You have no idea how useful these bits of information really are!!! Okay to the matter at hand. I will be doing pork and beef ribs........ is there any difference in smoking the beef, never smoked beef ribs before and not sure of they all can go on the grill at the same time? Is a Kansas rub good for beef ribs? How long can I soak the ribs in apple juice for if I will be putting on some rub on them? My trickiest question is for total time to smoke to eat at around 2 pm in the afternoon....... what time does anyone think I should start smoking so that all can eat at around 2 pm. I just need a ballpark time if at all possible so I know what time to start preparing. any other info anyone can pass along, would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks for all the advice and I hope all of you who are cooking for your mothers on sunday are successful.