Prime Rib for Saturday

Discussion in 'Beef' started by rawk, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. rawk

    rawk Fire Starter

    Here is my prep for a prime rib on Saturday.  I've never smoked one before, so hopefully it turns out good.  

    This is half a boneless select ribeye. I trimmed some fat and then covered it with worcestershire sauce and then rubbed it with a mixture of black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and salt. It is wrapped and sitting the the fridge for tomorrow.  I plan on starting around noon and smoking at 225 to an IT of 135.  Resting for 1/2 or so before we slice into it.  We are also planning on trying Chef JimmyJ’s Au Jus.  Should be good.  The weather isn't looking so good here in Michigan (High of 46 with rain/snow), but it isn't supposed to be windy, so that's a plus.



  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks like a nice hunk of meat. Enjoy the Smokey Au Jus, it's good stuff. Good luck...JJ
  3. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good so far, good luck with the smoke and post pictures
  4. rawk

    rawk Fire Starter

    Well here is my prime rib.  It came out awesome.  I smoked it at around 240 (my UDS likes to run there). I started at noon and it took just under six hours to smoke. I pulled it at 134 and then wrapped it in foil and a towel to let it rest for 30 minutes.  The Au Jus was great and tasted awesome with French Dip Sandwiches.

    Pic of the ribeye after sitting the fridge overnight right before going in the smoker.


    Here's my UDS with very thin blue smoke.  I can't even see it in the pic.


    Here she is fresh off the smoker ready to get foiled for 30 minutes.


    And finally some money shots.


  5. Awesome looking prime rib! There is nothing better than smoked prime rib. What kind of wood did you use?
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks Perfect! I'm glad you enjoyed the Au Jus...Don't for get that recipe works with any Meat. For Poultry leave out the Tomato Paste and if you choose to do so use White Wine instead of Red, with Chicken Broth. It makes great Gravy too...JJ
  7. rawk

    rawk Fire Starter


    I used apple wood to smoke.  My wife isn't a huge smoke fan, so I generally stick with something a little more mild.
  8. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You just can't beat a smoked prime rib. Awesome stuff!!!!
  9. Looks tasty to me! Will have to try the au jus sometime.
  10. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I  still  need to give that Au Jus  a try.
  11. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    What a beatiful prime rib!  [​IMG]
  12. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Prime rib looks great.
    Chef JJ Au Jus is awesome !!!
    And it does make great gravy
  13. Great looking prime! The au jus is dynamite. I made it with my brisket.
  14. Wow that was a picture perfect turn out. I think I know what I'll be smoking after I smoke my brisket and Boston butt this weekend
  15. vic81

    vic81 Fire Starter

    Looks awesome.  I have never tried smoking prime rib, looks like it maybe my next thing in the smoker [​IMG]
  16. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    man it got a great color
  17. big sexy

    big sexy Smoke Blower

    That post made me hungry!  Nice Work.
  18. That looks good! Your giving me all kinds of ideas!   

    Love the smoker.  

    Im from Kzoo where in west Michigan are you from?

    Last edited: May 3, 2012
  19. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang nab it that looks good - good job.
  20. thenovaman

    thenovaman Fire Starter

    Me too!

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