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Prime Rib set up advice.

RaeboRaebo Posts: 47
edited 7:29AM in EggHead Forum
Hi folks.
I'm doing a 16 pound slow cooked (225) prime rib tomorrow.
Could you recommend the best set up for my XL.
Also sear or not to sear that is the second question.
Thanks for any advice you can provide.


  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    With a lower temperature cook, if you don't sear and say you cook to medium rare. The meat from center to outer edge will the same color. A good sear will will get the outer edges to the medium look, like a traditional prime rib look.

    Either way it will taste great.

    I don't cook on an XL and I don't know what accessories you have.

    On the large I cook with a raised grid using the adjustable rig and a drip pan underneath.

    I follow thirdeyes method the pictures below don't have a sear, it looked so nice I didn't want to chance the sear. I would do the end sear.

    Here is a link to the Playing With Fire and Smoke method for Prime Rib, I sure was happy with the outcome.

    No sear


  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    What GG said! B)
  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005

    That's one awesome looking prime rib - wished I had a piece of it now to go with bfast!
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428

    Next time you're alone with a prime rib in the fridge, sneak off a slice and cook it up for breakfast. It's great .... and if you are careful with the knife, no one will be the wiser :laugh:
    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    One thing to consider here is that more than two of your 20 or so guests might want end cuts. If you cook it whole, you will only have two.
    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    You're bad :evil: That what I call a good breakfast. Too bad I had to have my healthy omelet this AM, almost broke down but did't.
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226

    Now that's just not fair. No prime rib and no eggs. Dang.

  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226

    The roast looked so pretty on the egg I didn't dare end sear.

    The firs serving I wished I had completed thrideye's instructions. I just wanted the cuts to have the traditional outer medium look.

    The flavor, taste and enjoyment of the cut Prime Rib was fantastic.

    I sure enjoy the recipes and advice over at thirdeye's site Playing with Fire and Smoke.

  • CaptainJimmyCaptainJimmy Posts: 158
    was there any chips or chunks added to this cook or was it pure lump and no smoke?
  • DryFlyDryFly Posts: 351
    Now that is a thing of beauty!
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