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15lb Prime Rib -pics

Pics form our last PR cook, a big 15lb slab of beef this time around.

 

Here it going into the direct sear stage...

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-SMITTY     

from SANTA CLARA, CA

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 12,177
    Nice...did a 5lb yesterday...15lb..$
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • Good job Smitty!  Do you normally do it without the bones?  Sear first or last?
  • I do prefer boneless.  I feel the reverse sear gets me the crusty char for a nice contrast of flavor on the finished product..

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,610
    edited October 2012
    I love the uniform level of doneness you get with the reverse seat! It tasted as good as it looks!
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,713
    Nice smoke ring!  Looks a little on the medium side.  What was your final temp?
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  • We were aiming to go direct at 120 IT, caught it at 128 before searing.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 901
    Very nice indeed!! I can't wait to do a PR on the Egg. Your pictures have told me it will be no later than Christmas dinner. That bad boy looks ever so moist. When I've done PR on my smoker I used to do it indirect at 225, pull it at 120 IT and sear it for 8 minutes in a 500 degree oven. What is a quick summary of how you cooked this? Trying to figure out how you switch from indirect heat to high heat direct on the Egg. TIA.

    Jim

  • SMITTYtheSMOKERSMITTYtheSMOKER Posts: 2,058
    edited October 2012

    We went indirect at 340 until ITemp reached 120 (we drifted past and went 128).  Take meat out and lightly foil, remove platesetter and take off dual function metal top while opening up bottom vent and it soars to 600 in about 30 seconds.   Once stablelized at 600 (top back on), start the searing process, turning every 30/60 seconds (there will be FIRE) until uniform charing is accomplished.    Let rest.  Along with some creamy horseradish and aux jus...good times.

     

    Total cook time was under 2 hours for this large slab of beef.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 901
    Thanks.The part I was worried about was the transition from indirect to direct and how long that took. It seemed a bit cumbersome, but a minute or so to hit 600 isn't bad at all. 

    Your pictures certainly show the "...(there will be fire} part. Looks like I may need to get new gloves that are heat and fireproof. One more question if I may: When searing for 30/60 seconds I am ASSuming you put the lid back down?

    Thanks again.
    Jim

  • DonWWDonWW Posts: 258
    This is one of my favourite cooks.  I love PR on the BGE.  Very nice job!
    XL BGE.  Dallas, Texas.
  • jbates67jbates67 Posts: 157
    I need a towel to wipe up the drool. That looks fantastic, love the smoke ring.

  • jfm0830 said:
    Thanks.The part I was worried about was the transition from indirect to direct and how long that took. It seemed a bit cumbersome, but a minute or so to hit 600 isn't bad at all. 

    Your pictures certainly show the "...(there will be fire} part. Looks like I may need to get new gloves that are heat and fireproof. One more question if I may: When searing for 30/60 seconds I am ASSuming you put the lid back down?

    Thanks again.
    Jim

    Hello Jim,

    Handling the red hot platesetter is the hardest thing about switching from indirest to direct cooking on the fly.   Get good gloves and be quick about where you are going with this hot ceramic platesetter.  I suggest you pick it up and go straight to the ground laying it flat, it will cool off in 5/10 minutes to handle better.

    Searing is with the top down, flames only look bad as they are captured in this pic at their height.  I used food gloves that can handle some heat but never felt heat as the fire merely looks worse than it feels actually.  Be quick with you actions and shut the Egg.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • Wow!  That is a beauty.  Great job and thanks for the info.

    GEAUX TIGERS!!!!!!!!!

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,713
    I don't want to scare anyone, and this might have just been a defective casting, but I pulled my 500 F hot plate setter out and put it on the concrete driveway.  I was doing no-knead bread in a DO.  When I looked at it about 15 minutes later, it was broken in two.  BGE replaced it, no questions asked, but I've been avoiding pulling it out for an ambient cool-down when it's over 450 or so because of the experience. 
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  • HicHic Posts: 348
    I don't want to scare anyone, and this might have just been a defective casting, but I pulled my 500 F hot plate setter out and put it on the concrete driveway.  I was doing no-knead bread in a DO.  When I looked at it about 15 minutes later, it was broken in two.  BGE replaced it, no questions asked, but I've been avoiding pulling it out for an ambient cool-down when it's over 450 or so because of the experience. 
    I have had that happen to me once, with a loaner platesetter. I learned my lesson not to leave on cold cement it will crack. Last time I took it out I laid it a stainles steel shelf, with good results. I also like the table that was posted recently with the metal bars that fold down and he can rest his platesetter on the side of his table.

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  • In this cook, you will be removing your platesetter at 325/250 degrees roughly.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • I meant 325/350

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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