First Prime Rib for tomorrow have a few question

Discussion in 'Beef' started by oconeeal, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. oconeeal

    oconeeal Smoke Blower

    First of all thanks for all the post on this web site I have read a lot and hope I am doing the right things.  I have a Brinkmann Vertical Charcoal Smoker and I have taken the charcoal pan out and replaced it with a wok.  I have a 4 1/2 lb bone in prime rib and we going to plan to eat around 3 (or when it is ready).  I have put the seasoning on it and put back  the refrigerate till tomorrow.  I have read Chef Jimmy J on the Au Jus and will be making that.  We want the meat to be med rare with a crust on it.  So if I have read everything right I would want to pull the rib off at 110 then into a 400 + oven till 125-130 then let it rest.  What type of wood should I be using oak, apple or hickory?  I have been smoking the past week using mostly wood with very little charcoal.  Not sure if this what I should do on this one.  The weather is going to be cool (40) with wind of 30 mph.   What am I missing or any input would be appreciated.


  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds like you have it pretty much figured out. You might want to make some sort of wind break if it's going to be 30mph winds. Just make sure your  thermometers are accurate and you should be all set.
  3. smokinal

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

    AS far as the wood goes I like hickory, I use it on almost everything.
  4. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would put some rub on the sides of your roast. Oak is very mild as is apple. I would go with hickory for a roast. You will definatelywant to create a wind break or you will be fighting your temps.

    I usually cook mine till the desired temp then crank up my cooker - but I suppose the oven will do the job - and you don't have to wait till the cooker comes up to temp.

    Good luck, it sounds good.
  5. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

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