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SMOKED PRIME RIB - BGE Version

  Date: December 25, 2012
  Favorite: Beef
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This was my first standing rib roast on my Big Green Egg and I went to my go to recipe for rib roasts I've done on my smoker. The recipe is a combination of several recipes from the Virtual Weber Bullet website-the rub from one, the cooking technique from another. The meat was a 9.25 pound, 4 bone rib roast. The bones had been cut almost off and tied in place for the cook.. The roast was rubbed with a herb paste made with fresh herbs and olive oil. My plan was to cook the roast low and slow for 4 hours on the Egg using Hickory wood. I had some temperature control issues and ended up cooking it at a higher temp than originally planned. It turned out my Maverick thermometer was poorly placed at the grate level. When the roast hit 125 degrees I removed it from the Egg. It gets a 6 minute sear in a 500 degree oven to finish up. Then a thirty minute rest before carving. As mentioned, the butcher had already cut the bones off and tied them back to make the carving fast and easy. You finish cutting t the bones away and then you can cut any width slice you want. Despite my having to cook at a higher temperature than I originally planned, the roast was easily the best rib roast I have made. It was amazingly moist & tender and had a wonderful flavorful crust plus some nice smoke flavor from three hickory wood chunks.
Recipe Source:
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Meathead

Virtual Weber Bullet website

HERB CRUST RECIPE

COOKING METHOD
I did NOT dry age the meat
Grill:
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Big Green Egg

Smoked:

Using the Big Green Egg Kamado Cooker
Gear:
  • BGE Plate Setter (Legs Up)
  • BGE S-S Grill Grid
  • Maverick ET-732 Remote Read Thermometer
  • Wicked Good Weekend Warrior Lump Charcoal