Last minute prime rib - Q-view of course

Discussion in 'Beef' started by biaviian, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. biaviian

    biaviian Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    This is probably my 5th prime rib smoke.  I recently bought a stockpile of prime rib roasts @ 5.99/pound.  I was trying to figure out what to have for dinner tonight and I thought 'Why not prime rib'.  So I took a 4lb roast out of the fridge and put some seasonings on it (salt, pepper, garlic, and thyme) and put it in the smoker at 12:30 @ 225.  My excuse is that I am doing 10 pounds for Christmas Eve so I'm taking this opportunity to do reconnect with smoking prime rib.  Usually I prepare the meat the night before and let the spices meld into the meat overnight, in the fridge.  However, this was short notice so I didn't have time.

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    2 beers (Yuengling) and a cup of beef stock.  No carrots because I was out.  Simply onion, celery, salt, pepper, and thyme.

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    I love this perforated pan.  I use it for all of my beef.

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    Simply Pecan and Mesquite mixed.  The mesquite is on the bottom. 

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    4 hours later I pulled it at 135 and let it coast to 140, wrapped in foil with a few spoons of the juice.  I put a bit too much pepper in the juice but it was still very good.

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    All in all it was a very good piece of meat.  The lack of marbling worried me but it was great for the price. 
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2011
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I am so jealous. You are eating prime rib and I ate some frozen chicken sandwiches. I  am still waiting for prime rib to go on sale around here.
     
  3. biaviian

    biaviian Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I think I'm going to my butcher for the Christmas Eve meat.  It is $10.99/lb but it will be a much better quality product and I know that it comes from 20 miles away, grass fed. Sorry for the poor pictures; I used my phone. 
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2011
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Yes is was a good price but how did it taste? Not that much marbling is a big thing but I have had planty of them taste great thou.
     
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks great and any excuse is a good one to smoke a Prime Rib [​IMG]   I'll be doing a couple Christmas Day it's Shrimp Christmas Eve per wife's request
     
  6. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    Great Job!!!
     
  7. smokinal

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

    Prime rib looks delicious! They just went on sale here at Publix for $5.79. I was hoping they would go lower, but I picked up 4 - 5lb. one's yesterday. Might go back & get another 4 today.
     
  8. biaviian

    biaviian Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member


    It tasted great.  It wasn't my typical melt in your mouth prime rib but it had a great flavor. 
     
  9. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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      Craig
     
  10. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good on the screen shot.  Mmmm
     
  11. That looks really good!  What was the internal temp when it was done?
     
  12. biaviian

    biaviian Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks, it certainly was.  137 was the final temp.
     
  13. steamaway

    steamaway Smoke Blower

    Looks real good and juicy for the price, I think you did well! 
     
  14. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]. I love a good prime rib. (don't get it hardly at all too pricey here.) You got a great price on it its around $10 per here.
     

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