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Preferred wood for Prime Rib?

SoCalWJSSoCalWJS Posts: 399
edited 9:17AM in EggHead Forum
Bought a 4 lb bone out Prime (choice) Rib for dinner and planning a reverse sear this time. Looked at a few recipes, and didn't really see any recomendations for wood chunks. I have Oak, Hickory and Mesquite to choose from (I'm not going to consider the Maple and Apple options for this one :) )

Rubbed with crushed garlic and chopped fresh rosemary for now, will add kosher salt and coarse pepper about 15 minutes prior. I'm leaning towards the Oak, with Mesquite second, but wide open to opinions and reasoning.
South SLO County

Comments

  • I like Apple and cherry.
    Ross
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    Form those three I would vote oak first, hickory/oak second, and hickory third.

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    A care package from swamprb earlier this year was filled with splits from some oak barrels that held some high dollar red wine. I love using that stuff.

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    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • JalopyBobJalopyBob Posts: 175
    Why not Apple? It would be my first choice. But since you will not consider it, Oak would be my second choice.
  • SoCalWJSSoCalWJS Posts: 399
    That's gotta be like gold!

    How'd you manage that?
    South SLO County
  • SoCalWJSSoCalWJS Posts: 399
    I always associate Apple with being a little sweet, and I primarily use it for Ribs. Just seems like the wrong direction to me.

    I get these pre conceived notions, and it takes a bit to convince me to change. I MIGHT be a little stubborn. :evil:
    South SLO County
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    When you thing about it, it's always fun to share a little of what you have or what you know. It happens fairly regular around this group. :laugh:
    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    i like a little oak
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • SoCalWJSSoCalWJS Posts: 399
    Tease! :laugh:
    South SLO County
  • i use jack daniels oak barrel chips for prime rib

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  • SoCalWJSSoCalWJS Posts: 399
    That's a serious load of Prime Rib!

    Dinner for 30 of your closest friends? :P
    South SLO County
  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    I do prefer oak.Mesquite you have to be careful you only need a little bit.Thirdeye sure has the contacts with the red wine flavored oak.
  • SoCalWJSSoCalWJS Posts: 399
    Yeah, he does, I'm jealous, and he ain't sharing. :(

    :whistle:
    South SLO County
  • that's about right! that was a golf outing i cooked for last summer. the best part is the dino bones! put em back on for about an hour

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  • misquite is always good with any kind of beef
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