Prime Rib

Discussion in 'Beef' started by ds9533, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. Im thinking about doing a prime rib for Christmas eve..I'll prob get a 4 bone roast. Any good rubs? Also what is your preference? Grill(22.5 weber) or smoker? If smoker..what type of wood? How long at what temp to get to 130 in center?
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2014
  2. For sure smoker. I like to start out real low on temp and work up to get lots of smoke flavor. Remember if you want 130° your going to need to pull it about 120°-123°. It is also very important that you let it rest before slicing. You can use any wood that you like. Hickory is good for a strong smoke flavor. Apple or pecan would be a milder flavor. Remember to post a Qview.

    Happy smoken.

  3. I'm thinking about using some cherry wood on my electric smoker..I'd like to use my stick burner but I don't think I'm going to have time to mess with the fire!
  4. That will work just fine.

    Happy smoken.

  5. I've done some 4-5 bone ribs that took about 4 hours at 200-225 to get to 130 IT.  It depends on the weight, starting temp, etc.  I always use a smoker for my prime ribs.  Oak, Hickory, cherry - all work.  I've gone 6-7 hours for a 7-bone rib.

    All I put on my Prime ribs is salt & pepper, maybe some garlic powder.  The meat has great flavor - don't over spice it.
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If you have time to do it, I recommend doing a dry age in the fridge. Takes about 7 days. There is a good article the Guy Fieri did on the food network website.

    I really like a 50/50 mix of cherry and pecan. I like to keep the rub simple, salt pepper, garlic, sometimes rosemary. Like stated above I prefer a low and slow approach for prime rib.

    Do your self a favor and put a batch of Chef Jimmy J's smokey Au Jus below your roast while you are smoking. Hands down best Au Jus around.
  7. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

  8. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I would do it on the Weber myself. But I am biased. I love my webers.
  9. I to am doing a prime rib for Christmas, using Bearcarvers Step by Step method, only difference is I use an RF instead of electric

    Good luck


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