1st prime rib

Discussion in 'Beef' started by redneck69, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. redneck69

    redneck69 Smoking Fanatic

    one of my wife's friends asked me if i could do a prime rib for her, it will be a x-mas gift for one of her friends.  I told her i've never done one before but i would sure give it a try.  it's a small slab a lil over 4 lbs.  from what ive have read in the forums, smoke at 225 and give it between 50 min to an hour per pound to get it to 130 degrees. which would make it a rare cut. once it sits for about 1/2 an hour it should rise to about 135 or so which should be a lil above rare.

    so far i gave the meat a quick rinse and patted it dry, than i gave it a light rub of olive oil and sprinkled on a mixture of garlic powder, black pepper, salt and a lil parsley flake and wrapped in saran wrap and placed in the fridge til noon tomorrow.

    if there are any other tips...please let me know.....i will be using cherry wood for flavor in the MES 40.   Thanx


  2. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    looks great[​IMG]
  3. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's pretty much it. 

    Prime rib is a very easy cut to work with and it's pretty hard to screw up. Because of the amount of fat in the roast you can get away with overcooking it a bit and it will still be quite tender.
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a great start
  5. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like your off to a good start, Looking forward to the finished Qview
  6. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

    Looks good to me, good luck!
  7. cycletrash

    cycletrash Meat Mopper

    Damn that looks good
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds pretty much perfect to me!!!

    Similar to the way I do them.

    Can't wait for the final pics !!!

  9. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    sounds like you got it dialed in. Nice looking rib too!

    cant wait for the rest of the Qview
  10. redneck69

    redneck69 Smoking Fanatic


    wow....2 hrs and 20 min into the smoke and the internal temp is at 130...i had to triple check with different temp gages...but this chunk of meat looks and smells awesome..now the wife is waiting for her friend to show up so they can take a 1/2 hour drive to deliver it..i did double wrap in foil to help the cooking process along..but i'm very impressed with how it turned out.
  11. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That was fast, but looks very good congrats
  12. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks good. I'm sure they'll like it.
  13. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like you pulled off a tasty meal - congrats man
  14. sloweredcivic

    sloweredcivic Smoke Blower

    Next time I bet you charge a prime rib to smoke for yourself!! Looks great!
  15. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't think I could do what you're doing.

    Making a beautiful Prime Rib like that & giving it away seems like a woman carrying somebody else's baby for 9 months, and then having to turn it over to them.  [​IMG]

    I would have to say, "I will give up my Prime Rib, only when they pry it from my cold dead fingers!"   [​IMG]

  16. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Bear! You gave me my laugh for the day![​IMG]

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