Can you further explain why you use the rack and pan vs the just positioning the drip pan that comes with the MES 40 on a rack below the prime rib? I'm gearing up for my fathers day smoke and want to make sure I'm ready!
As sides, I'm making the 9 hour burgandy mushrooms referenced by daron Drake, slighlty modified with stock vs bullion and heavy cream, and roasted rosemary potatoes. Can't wait for Sunday! Oh ya, and I'm making 2 more salmons on Saturday because I just can't get enough of that either!
Sounds Great !!!! You really like that Salmon!! I can't wait until you taste that Smoked Prime Rib!!
Actually the only benefit with the rack in the Pan vs the pan on the shelf below is to save wear & tear on the Dishwasher I've had for 45 years. She says it's a lot easier to clean that way.
Plus the other way gives you two big shelves to clean, even though the one is only smoked up.