Whole ribeye info..

Discussion in 'Beef' started by hemi, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. hemi

    hemi Smoking Fanatic

    I got a buddy in the grocery business that can sell me a few whole ribeyes that weigh about 10 pounds each in the cryopac for 5 bucks a pound .
    IS this a good price and how is the best way to cook it in a reverse flow
    offset that U see below so it is tender and edible ?

    Thanx, Hemi..[​IMG]
  2. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic

    $5/pound is a great price! As for cooking, low and slow until it hits rare to medium rare or just slice it into 1.5" steaks and invite some of your SMF buddies (like me) to dinner!
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That might be a good price for you where you live but last month I picked up a whole bone in ribeye roast/prime rib for 3.99lb and they were both 22 lbs. But that was on sale but I can always get a whole ribeye roast no bone for around 5.18lb so their about 21 lbs to them.
  4. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic

    Here we have the grocer's union that really drives prices up from what we were used to in NW Florida. To see any ribeye or prime rib at or under $5/pound is a great day!
  5. $5 Lb. or less Prime Rib would be cause for fireworks and a block party here in N.E. Ohio - A super secret special sale is $7.99 lb.

    that's it - I'm moving to Fla. No taxes and cheap Prime !!!![​IMG]
  6. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Not to mention NO SNOW!!! I'm ready to go too. At least it's sunny here today!!
  7. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Depends on the grade of meat. Prime, choice, or select? For select that would be a decent price, Choice would be a good price, Prime would be an outstanding price.
  8. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Above is the jackpot correct question prior to offering accolades of a great deal. If it is select, its a ripoff. Choice it is an OK price. Prime its a deal.

    Get used to checking grade along with price and you will begin to improve your game![​IMG]
  9. And they have some great Brown's backers clubs down there - Use to spend 2-3 weeks in the winter with my Dad during football season and they welcomed me with open arms and cold beer!
  10. Hard to even find select anywhere near that price in Ohio.
  11. timtimmay

    timtimmay Action Team

    That's a decent price. I'm used to getting a full side so it is much cheaper. If you consume a lot of beef, getting a side or a quarter is well worth it.[​IMG]
  12. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I paid last month for Ribeye Choice Roast $8 per lb at Costco, and then saw them a Winco for $6 lb. However Winco was not choice they were select.

    Ask your buddy if you can buy 1 now to check out the meat, and then steak it out into 1.5" steaks and grill them. If it tastes like an expensive rib eye steak, then load up your freezer.
  13. hemi

    hemi Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for the info folks.. looks like
    I am gonna eatin' some beef in the near future Hemi..[​IMG]
  14. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    just had (and still have a few left)whole select ribeyes for $2.99lb
    at work.
  15. $2.99 lb here at Shop-rite, picked up a couple.
  16. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When I was meat manager in Clayton and Alex Bay stores on the St. Lawrence river, during the summers we'd get folks coming in straight off their yachts, in swimtrunks, bikinis and flipflops at 6 in the morning, wanting a little 'shore breakfast' on their tubs - 20 to 30 1½" to 2" thick cut ribeyes plus 10 lbs. shrimp and 8-10 fresh lobsters.. as long as it was prime, they didn't ask the price, lol! When you own a 5 mil $ yacht, I guess you don't have to! I'd get $100 tip to deliver them to the dock too!
  17. john3198

    john3198 Smoking Fanatic

    Hemi -

    These guys are right on as usual about the grade. We did some Prime grade rib roasts around Christmas and they were awesome. Still have 2 in the freezer. Paid 9.99/lb for Prime and well worth it. So if yours is prime, that is a good deal as Bob and others have said. A good price for Choice.

    I don't have any experience with your style smoker, so can only give you some general advice. Keep your rub simple - not like pork. Rosemary, garlic, evoo, S&P, etc. Don't want it to overpower the meat.

    I sear mine before I smoked. Got that idea from the forum - RonP I think. Nice flavor.

    Finally, don't over cook. We usually cook to 120 becasue we like rare, but I have cooked them to 130 and still had them plenty rare-med rare.

    Here is a post I did a few weeks back:


    Do a little digging in this forum - search on prime rib - and you will get tons of ideas. There is no "one right way". Good luck.

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