I have a question. I just bought a 3 rib Prime Rib (9lbs) to cook on Christmas Eve. Normally we go out to my parents' house on Christmas day and my Mom does a prime rib but my Dad's health has been pretty bad of late and she isn't up to it. My Mom has always cooked it in the oven. I was thinking about smoking it but I am a bit scared, the meat is "prime" and I don't want to screw it up. I'm getting it already cut and twined. I looked at the cherry rib recipe in Jeff's book and it seems to be a fairly simple.
Now, I know asking this question on a smoking forum is a bit silly but would you guys smoke it or cook it in the oven? I have done smokes of various ribs (pork and beef) as well as chicken but this will be the first time I cook something this large. If the weather is bad my choice will be made for me as my smoker is not under cover and my gf now has a nice new kitchen with a beautiful gas oven.
If I do smoke, how long should I expect it to be in the smoker, I think Jeff's recipe calls for a 3 lb rib for 6 hours. This is three times as large.
As always I appreciate all comments and advice on here.