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5# standing prime rib

SweepTheLegSweepTheLeg Posts: 3
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum
Greetings and salutations, tomorrow im cooking a 5# prime rib,bone in. Please offer any suggestions for cook temp (indirect) for medium rare. Will repay with pics!


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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,958
    edited October 2012
    You can't beat Dr. BBQ's method.  Here is a video.

    Click here.

    I did mine exactly as he said to do it, and it turned out perfectly.



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  • Just covered the roast with kosher salt, pepper, grey pupon and some horse radish. Now i wait. Also, just "got"(shot) my next meal, any suggestions? See pic
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,306
    Well, @SweepTheLeg, there you go, clear as mud, three answers three different temps, 250, 350, 450. 
    I think the issue is wether you want heavy well done crust with a rare interior or lighter crust and a more uniform finish (rare, medium, well) throughout. For heavy, i'd go with the cool roast into a hot egg, 450 temp, then cool as it cooks to desired internal. If you want a lighter crust, then go with the cool roast into a 250 egg. The 350 version is the fence sitter. The point is it all works. 
    For rib roasts, IMHO, let the meat speak for itself, hold the seasoning to a minimum and the crust to a manageable level.  I use the low and slow, sometimes with a sear at the end, sometimes not.
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,837
    I'm with you's hard to give one answer because they all work.  The most important thing is not to overcook it.  I feel a little like a broken record as I have mentioned this in a few rib roast threads lately...but I speak from experience because I overcooked my first couple.  It sucks to see a $40-$60 hunk of meat loose most of the pinky goodness!  "Err on the side of rare". *

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,382
    Rib roast - my philosophy is to cook very low and slow.  The crust, or bark, is not a primary feature - mostly the interior is eaten, and cooking at higher temps overcooks some of the best part of the meat.   I cook at as low a temp I can maintain to get an even rare.   You can sear the outside - reverse sear is best because the outside is dryer and you add less heat to get the Maillard reaction (where moisture works against you). 

    Because this is very fatty meat, it's really hard to screw up.  But I don't like anything over medium rare in my ribeye, so I don't cook hot.  Any any moisture loss cooking slow increases the beef flavor concentration - like dry aging sort of.  Unless you're ruining it by cooking well done, moisture is never an issue with a standing rib roast.
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