So I'm not smoking this until Sunday, but I guess I like to post during the whole process, and that process started today when I went and bought 7 pounds of prime rib! First off, huge thanks to Bearcarver for sharing his knowledge and recipes and always being so quick to respond to me and answer my questions. I was going to do a brisket, but he inspired me to change it to prime rib! So the butcher only had boneless prime rib, which I am fine with. I've never purchased one before, so when they brought it out and I saw it, it was love at first sight. The meat looks amazing!!! But I suppose at $11.99 a pound it had better! My only concern is that John's prime rib always has a thick layer of fat on the top that he scores with cross-cuts, and mine seems to be all trimmed up. I hope that doesn't affect the flavor. I guess we'll see. I'll post more pictures tomorrow after I get the rub on it and on Sunday with the finished product.