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  • HJS
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    • Jun 2016
    • 125
    • Elmhurst
    • Real Name: Hunter
      Hometown: Lexington, KY
      Current Location: Chicago-ish with my wife Caitlin and sons Johnny Roger (J.R.) and Marty
      Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"
      Weber Performed Premium with Slow N Sear
      Pit Barrel Cooker

    Prime rib roast question

    Hey guys been awhile. Great to be back. Had a lot of crap going on and haven't cooked outdoors in like 2 months. I'm dying to do so!

    I was in my grocery store getting the staples and they had choice standing rib roast for 5.99/lb. I thought that was a huge deal so I got one.

    Last year I cooked one in my WSM with a little smoke at 225 then finished it with a reverse sear on the Weber kettle. Came out fantastic.

    This year I have a new PBC. I'm obsessed. Do I screw around and do the whole cook on the PBC and see how it goes? Or do I do what I know works and do WSM Kettle combo? Or do I try it on the PBC and not feel bad because i got it cheap. My concern is it coming up to temp too fast on the PBC if it goes over 275.

    I'll be cooking Sunday so I have plenty of time to decide. What would you do?
  • Huskee
    • May 2014
    • 15371
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    Well, this is purely my preference and I am not right per se, but I would skip the PBC for something you'll likely want to take to medium-rareish. I would have a few reasons for this A) waste of charcoal for such a short cook; B) Yeah, could be really easy to overshoot your target temp, but not impossible to nail perfectly either; and C) harder to get a really good sear.

    Another option is for $5.99 lb go get another and try both ways and compare! That's a darn good price if you ask me.


    • texastweeter
      texastweeter commented
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      Ill second that

    • Santamarina
      Santamarina commented
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      +1 for experimenting with two roasts!
  • marshall
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 669

    that's a toss up and I feel your pain.... I would say if your really craving a good prime rib then do what you know works, but if you wont be to disappointed if it doesn't turn out exactly how you want, try a new approach ( im sure it will still be great)
    …..or better yet go buy a second roast and do a side by side cook with pics


    • Nuke em
      Club Member
      • Jun 2016
      • 756
      • Nj

      If your cooking for just you I would experiment. If your cooking for your mother in law or equivalent, then I would stick to what ya know to impress. The only way a person learns is to experiment. That is what makes cooking a challenge
      and be sure to take notes. My better half is always coming to me and says, ya know that roast you cooked 2 years ago with the seasoning ya made? I want that for dinner.
      Well, I’ve done about 100 different roasts since then with different seasoning so I have no idea without my notes.
      Such a challenge....I love it


      • RonB
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 13506
        • Near Richmond VA
        • Weber Performer Deluxe
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          lots of probes.

        If you decide on the PBC, you will need to pull it below your target temp. The higher the cook temp, the more carry over you will have. As mentioned above, if you don't mind an over cooked roast, it's up to you which cooker to use.

        But if you really want to try it on the PBC, you could always by another and freeze for later when there is no pressure to produce an exceptional product.


        • HJS
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          • Jun 2016
          • 125
          • Elmhurst
          • Real Name: Hunter
            Hometown: Lexington, KY
            Current Location: Chicago-ish with my wife Caitlin and sons Johnny Roger (J.R.) and Marty
            Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"
            Weber Performed Premium with Slow N Sear
            Pit Barrel Cooker

          So I did the smoke on the PBC with no wood, just over the coals. Took it off at 117. Got my kettle fired up with a full chimney. Seared 1 min aside with cold grate technique for 1 min a side x2 for a total of 8 minutes since were 4 sides the way that I tied it up.

          Turned out pretty good. I made Meatheads gravy from the trimmings and bones. Turned out great! That is going to make an amazing stock for other recipes.

          Thanks for the suggestions guys. I would say the only difference between the way I used to do it and the hybrid way I did it today is just the small bit of well done-ness on the outside near the ribeye cap and along the other side. You can see in the picture. Honestly a minimal difference. Guests didnt complain and said it was great. But then again it was a year ago since the last time we had it around Christmas time.

          Cheers! Click image for larger version

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          • ecowper
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            • Jul 2014
            • 3637
            • Maple Valley, WA
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              Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

            it really looks great! That said, I tend to be a bit obsessive and do things repetively when I know it works. So, I always do my rib roast on the rotisserie in my Hasty-Bake. I know exactly how to do it so that my father-in-law says, every year: This is the best prime rib you’ve ever done Eric .... LOL


            • jgreen
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              • Oct 2014
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                SnS (original, plus and XL)
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                and, maybe some other toys as well

              Wow. That looks great. No cook for me today, and you just made me hungry.


              • HawkerXP
                Club Member
                • Jul 2016
                • 6313
                • Virginia
                • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
                  Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
                  Slo n Sear
                  Cold beer

                Very nice!


                • SMO
                  Club Member
                  • Jan 2017
                  • 124
                  • Chanhassen, MN

                  Looks great!


                  • xaugievike
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                      Blackstone 22" TableTop Griddle
                      Ooni Pro Pizza oven

                    that looks amazing. nice cook!


                    • RonB
                      Club Member
                      • Apr 2016
                      • 13506
                      • Near Richmond VA
                      • Weber Performer Deluxe
                        Pizza insert
                        Smokenator 1000
                        Cookshack Smokette Elite
                        2 Thermapens
                        lots of probes.

                      Congrats on a great cook.


                      • EdF
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                        • Jul 2016
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                        Had a very nice piece of prime rib roast today as well!


                        • klflowers
                          Club Member
                          • Sep 2015
                          • 3658
                          • Tennessee

                          Very nice!


                          • Chewey
                            Club Member
                            • Mar 2016
                            • 23
                            • Riverview, FL

                            Looks great. That's one I've been wanting to do, but haven't tried. Looking at yours makes me want to try it even more!




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