Birthday Prime Rib

Discussion in 'Beef' started by thezaha, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. thezaha

    thezaha Newbie

    Long time lurker, first time poster (love it here, thanks!).

    Wife's birthday so decided to do something special and smoke a prime rib roast for the entire family.

    It's her favorite meal, and she was skeptical about putting the juicy meat in the smoker (was relatively unsuccessful with brisket last weekend). 

    Let me tell you though, this will not be last time we do this (but boy that price tag).

    first time using new maverick 733 - found that the smoker display was overstating temp by 25-35 degrees (which may explain why last week's 7 lb brisket took 15+ hours and pork butt goes for over 18 at '230')

    Used mostly cherry wood with some pecan. Spritzed outside with cherry juice every hour for last 3 hours. 

    Went to internal temp of 120, then rested for over an hour under foil (family was late)

    Came out better than I could have expected. Smoke was subtle, crust was perfect and meat was as juice as I've ever had 

    Pretty basic I suppose, but thought I would share. Feel free to say not worth it.

    Last edited: Jul 13, 2015
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  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks awesome, we really like PR round this house ! Nice smoke ! Thumbs Up
  3. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thats a pretty looking Prime rib, the important question is, did the bride like it?

    Nice Smoke.  [​IMG]
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking Prime Rib! Nice smoke!
  5. thezaha

    thezaha Newbie

    Thanks! She did! Was definitely impressed although no necessarily sold on merits over just using oven (but i was).
  6. okie362

    okie362 Smoking Fanatic

    Tell her she really doesn't want to be THAT person.  Good looking roast and wouldn't have the same flavor from the oven as it does when you spend the extra time and effort to produce it for the person that means the most to you.  Literally a labor of love.  (Explain it to her that way and maybe she'll let you keep playing with your toys.)
  7. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic

    Prime rib look great.
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  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Didn't the house stay cooler?  Didn't she not need to cook?
  10. thezaha

    thezaha Newbie

    Valid point particularly on the second one! 
  11. thezaha

    thezaha Newbie

    I may have go that route, although either way will keep playing with the toys.

    Side question: what do you guys think about the marbling on that meat? The meat was packaged and priced as USDA certified prime. I didn't take a good look it at the butcher's as I trust the guy, but when I got home, the marbling was less than I expected. Any thoughts on that? 

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