At the risk of spouting blasphemy and practicing heresy, I have to report on some ribs a buddy did this weekend. I haven't seen Don in around 7 years. Had a great visit over the weekend. A few years ago he bought a Traeger. He wanted to be able to smoke some birds, and occasional jerky. He bought a Traeger because he liked the simplicity of the unit, while being able to do all he wanted. He smoked up some ribs in about 3 hours on it for us, then smoke, grilled some leg of lamb also after that. I have to say the ribs were very, very good. I don't think he used a rub, just some off the shelf sauce to glaze in the final minutes. The meat was done to perfection, maybe a bit hammy, but damn good. The lamb was exceptional too. I have a hard time finding good lamb, and his wife's family are sheep ranchers, so they know what they are doing with it. All in all, I've got to give a nod to the Traeger. Say what you will, but the end results were fantastic.