Ordered this cut of beef from "The Butcher Block" in Franklin, Tn. This cut is graded Prime+ and well worth the money. Extremely tender with nice marbling. Give it a try for your next family gathering or holiday meal. Cheers...
1Apply a generous coat of EVOO over entire prime rib.
2After mixing the dry rub ingredients, thoroughly, apply generously to the prime rib. After applying the dry rub, I let the rib stand for a couple hours, at room temp, before I wrap it with saran wrap and aluminum foil.
3After rib is wrapped, refrigerate for 24 hours before cooking.
4Remove rib from refrigerator and allow the rib to come back to room temp. A cut this size will take a few hours. I allowed 4 hours.
5Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees. Place the prime rib, in your baking pan, in the oven for 25 minutes to seal the outside.
6Now, with your smoker temp @ 225 - 250, place the rib in your smoker. Insert your thermometer into the thickest part of the rib and let the cooking begin. I prefer my prime rib rare+ to med-rare so I cooked this rib to an internal temp of 125 - 128 degrees.
7During the smoking process, I keep a water pan in the chamber for moisture. As for the wood smoke, I used cherry. I didn't use but a few pieces throughout the smoking process so as to not overdo the smoke.
8Cooking times will vary based on smoker temp but I usually estimate 30 minutes per pound, give or take. However, when the prime rib reaches your preferred temp/doneness, remove it from the smoker.
9After your preferred internal temp has been reached, remove the rib from the smoker and double wrap it in aluminum foil for at least 30 minutes. During this time remember that the internal meat temp may rise another 5 to 7 degrees.