Prime Rib

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matthew smith

Original poster
Dec 25, 2013
Can anyone tell me if they have tried searing a prime rib on the grill before smoking ? I did this before by seasoning it the 12/24 hours before . Next morning rubbing it with olive oil and searing on a 500 degree grill on all sides then putting it in the smoker for a couple hours . Any suggestions would be appreciated ! Thanks !
What you've described will work fine. A reverse sear, however, might work as well or perhaps even better. Check this thread out

Oh, and welcome aboard.
Yep, my vote would be the reverse sear.   Searing at the outset generally results in a fairly wide band of brown/grey over cooked edges of the Prime Rib.

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Doing a reverse sear would give you a similar crust on the outside, but with better edge to edge color and temp uniformity. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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