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Prime Rib on the Max

BraggartBraggart Posts: 228
Bought a small 2 rib prime rib almost a week ago, finally got around to egging it today!  

Got almost a foot of snow Tuesday night and spent the last couple of days digging everyone out. Just couldn't get around to egging anything. 

No pictures of the raw roast this time, but trust that at one time it was exactly that...raw.   

Roast was rubbed with olive oil and seasoned with seasoning salt, granulated garlic, pepper, hot buffalo rub, and whatever else was handy. 

Took it out of the fridge at 330pm.  Started the MMax at 4pm.    15 mins later the temp started spiking to 400-450F.   Inserted the woo/stone/drip pan combo and the temp dropped to 300ish.  About 15 mins later, after everything inside started warming up, the temp read 400F.

In went the roast.  Tried to get the temp to stabilize at 350-375.   Vents we closed a bit, then some more. Then some more.  

Didn't open the top once to look...just trusted that the egg was doing its job. 

About 100 mins later, the thermometer (Digi Q. Just the temp probe) read 120.  

By the time it came out of the egg, the temp was at 125.   It was immediately tented and remained so for about 15 mins. 

It cut a perfect med rare.  

My first roast on the MMax.  Won't be my last.   I think my large egg is starting to feel neglected....

Large BGE
Weber gasser
3 Dogs
No neighbours 
Living in Canada's bush


  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,576
    Beautiful appetizer!!  Really, great table brother!
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • sloveladslovelad Posts: 1,741
    Wow, that's on my to do list now for sure!
  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,399
    Bravo sir.
    Seattle, WA
  • PhatchrisPhatchris Posts: 1,655
    That looks really good, I need to do a Prime Rib soon.
  • SGHSGH Posts: 25,460
    Mighty fine job brother. Enjoy that mini max my friend. 

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.
    Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit
    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,382
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,898
    Great job and great pics of the crust.  These pics demonstrate why I don't reverse sear my prime ribs any more.  A prime rib makes a great crust if you just let the temp get up over 300 or so for a while. 

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • westernbbqwesternbbq Posts: 2,311
    You NAILED it!
  • That looks Legit!!!!
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,216
    The MM continues to deliver. Nice work on the Prime!
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • Well done (and I don't mean meat temp)! You gave me some inspiration for sure.  You prefer the Woo over the BGE plate setter? 
    Large, Medium, Mini, and Mini Max, a few too many accessories, 2 kids, 1 dog, and original wife.  Lover of winter, powdery snow, and lots of golf.  
  • GoVolsGoVols Posts: 213
    Well done , look fantastic !
    Tim Rickman,Tn.
  • BraggartBraggart Posts: 228
    Well done (and I don't mean meat temp)! You gave me some inspiration for sure.  You prefer the Woo over the BGE plate setter? 
    Can't really say, as I don't have a PS for the MMax.   I took the advice of many on the the woo, don't get the PS for the MMax...Far more versatile. 

    I have the PS for my LBGE, and no woo.   Works fine for me....
    Large BGE
    MMax BGE
    Weber gasser
    3 Dogs
    No neighbours 
    Living in Canada's bush
  • TinyfishTinyfish Posts: 1,755
    Looks so good. By the way I like the knife too.
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 11,554
    A very nice job...landed me a MM just before the big a roast you think you could have done on it?
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”
  • Awesome looking meal..Great looking sides..
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Accelerate....
  • Late to the post here, but did you use a V rack or put it directly on the grid?  If so, any suggestions on where to pick one up that will fit.  I just got my MM and am planning on doing a 2 rib for an anniversary dinner.  Thanks.

    1 LBGE and 1 MiniMax

    Midlothian, VA

    Life is good, why wouldn’t it be, I’m a Pirate after all. 

  • BraggartBraggart Posts: 228
    I just threw it directly on the grate, no V rack.     Easy peasy.  I really like the smaller roasts as they have a proportionally higher ratio of crust to inner.

    Love love love prime rib crust.
    Large BGE
    MMax BGE
    Weber gasser
    3 Dogs
    No neighbours 
    Living in Canada's bush
  • TeefusTeefus Posts: 756
    We'll be doing a rib roast on our LBGE this Christmas. Looking forward to it.
    Michiana, South of the border.
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