Prime Rib Roast questions

Discussion in 'Beef' started by peavley, May 5, 2011.

  1. peavley

    peavley Fire Starter

    OK after all of the posts about smoking a rib roast, I got the itch to do one.  Albertson's  was having a grand opening near the house and whole choice ribeyes were on sale for $3.99 per pound.  I picked a few up...thinking of doing two 5 pounders or so for mother's day this weekend.  I have a few questions...how many people does one 5.5 pound roast feed?  I am having 8 adults and 8 kids over for dinner.  We are planning to do sides (mashed taters, salad) and desert also.  I was thinking I may need to do two 5 pound roasts.  If I decide to do two five pound roasts will it take approximately the same time as what yall have been posting (about 4 hours or so)?

    Any advice will be appreciated. 
     
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I would say it depends on how big the kids are, and how big the adult appetites are, but it definitely won't be one 5 pounder.

    I would think 2 fives should do it.

    I never did two 5 pounders, but my guess would be maybe only another half hour longer for two than for one.

    Bear
     
  3. Will it be the only meat you are serving? A 5.5 pounder should feed about a dozen people. Remember that some kids would prefer a hot dog than a slice of red beef. Hard to believe I know but I have experienced this when roasting one every New Years. 2-5.5s should be enough and you should have leftovers to cook with some eggs the next day.
     
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    How many it serves is going to depend on how YOU slice it. Most of the time a single slice is 6-8 oz per person (most restaurants serve 8oz petite 12 oz regular 16 oz King cut) or if you are doing thin slices you are looking at 2- 4 oz per slice again depending on how you slice it. Most dont like the thin sliced version. I would cook both of the roasts and use the leftovers for great sandwiches. Eat some and freeze some.  Good luck and have fun
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2011
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    If your guests are like mine they want a thick cut of roast beef. The kids probably won't eat that much. I think the 2 - 5 pounders should be plenty. 
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2011
  6. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    All good advice above....I always figure a 16 ounce cut for the guys and 6-8 ounce for the girls unless they're wrestlers or something
     
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Willie!----Ice tea came out my nose on that one !!!!!

    Bear
     
  8. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    For that price I hope you filled the freezer up!!!!!!
     
  9. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Did a 9.4 lb.er cut into two pieces--three hours and some resting time did well for a juicy, tender, rare roast.  Was great and I got 12 HEALTHY slices of prime from it.  I like rare  or better yet--"wounded and headed my way" with my beef. Personal prefferences may dictate an hour or so more time for those not liking the vampire cut. LOL
     

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