Prime Rib on the Pellet grill?

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Prime Rib on the Pellet grill?

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ETA: Never mind.........it's expected to be a high of 8 degrees. :(

Only Only 2 of us for Christmas dinner, so I was planning to cook a small (3lb) boneless Prime Rib in the oven. It occurred to me that I could put this on the Pit Boss for a great flavor. Is this a good application of the pellet grill? Anyone done a similar cook?
Found this recipe on this site. I assume any Prime Rib seasoning would work.

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SMOKED PRIME RIB ON THE PIT BOSS PELLET GRILL

April 26, 2020 0 Comments

It's always a good day when there's Prime Rib. This smoked prime rib recipe is really easy and can be done in about 3 hours. 

And, you can't have Prime Rib without homemade Au Jus sauce, so I show you my recipe for Au Jus as well.

Ingredients

6.5 lb prime rib roast
Plowboys Bovine Bold Beef Rub
1.5 tbsp flour
1/4 cup duck fat
2 cups beef broth
1/4 cup red wine
1.5 tsp horseradish
1 tbsp garlic salt
1 tsp black pepper

Recipe Instructions

Season all sides of the prime rib with the Bovine Bold Beef Rub.Place in the Pit Boss Pellet Grill or your smoker at 200 degrees F. I used a combination of cherry, maple and hickory pellets. 

After 1 hour turn the temperature up to 250 degrees F

Then after 1 more hour turn the temperature up to 300 degrees F. Cooking at lower temperatures for the first couple of hours give you more of a smoke flavor.

Continue cooking until the center of the prime rib is 120-122 degrees F for medium rare.

While the prime rib is resting make the Au Jus.Over medium heat add any collected drippings from the prime rib to a sauce pan. Add the duck fat and melt, then add the flour and stir well until the flour browns.Add the beef broth and the remaining ingredients. Simmer 5 to 10 minutes.After the prime rib rests for 15 minutes, slice and serve with the Au Jus.
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8 degrees??? Sounds like perfect weather to do some meat smoking :mrgreen:
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I'm sure it would cook fine, but I would have to reprime it etc and then empty the hopper and burn it out, vacuum the ahes and clean it . Not fun at that temperature.
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How many people can get an actual Prime rib roast? Most are choice cut and people mistakenly call it prime rib when they should be calling it a "standing rib roast".

Regardless...

We have a 6 lb 2-bone choice cut standing rib roast and will do a pretty basic prep and doing it in the oven instead of the smoker. One thing my wife loves during holidays is the smell of cooking meat filling the house.

I will be doing something similar to what Alton Brown posted recently, but will be adding some fresh herbs to the roast and not doing the Yorkshire Pudding:
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IMO Prime Rib is a high quality cut of meat that can stand on it's own with little fuss. I have cooked several with no more than a olive oil rub, salt, fresh cracked pepper, and *maybe* some granulated garlic. Smoke low and slow with some hickory or other choice wood until internal temp reaches 130° (medium rare) and it beats anything I've ever had in a restaurant. Au Jus, well ok no problem. I also make a horseradish dip with whipped heavy cream and some strong horseradish. It's easy to overload the meat with too many herbs and spices.
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I waited until yesterday since the appetizers added up to too much food to also eat prime rib. It turned out well. If I had it to do over i would have left it to sear in the oven longer.
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Sear? I thought you were doing it in the pellet grill? Did you sear it in there or just do it in the oven?
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Oven.
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YukonJasper wrote: Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:45 amOven.
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8 degrees? No big deal. I cook in, well, much nicer temps than that. ;) I don't think I have ever been in 8 degree temps.

We were at a store yesterday and I saw a beautiful prime grade prime rib. If we didn't have leftovers from the one we did (oven also), I would have picked one of those up as they were only $8 per lb and the marbling was really beautiful. That's hard to beat and I know it would have been more tender than what we had.
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Older post, I know...but I'll add 'my' information anyway.

"Prime Rib" has nothing to do with USDA Prime graded beef. It's the name of a dish, plain & simple. So calling a USDA Choice roast a "standing rib roast" is fine, but it can also be called Prime Rib without fear of being ostracized.

I personally would cook close to 225 for the entire cook. A rib roast will form a gray ring around the outside when you cook above 250. When cooked below 250 you get a very nice edge-to-edge color. When cooked at these lower temperatures, the carry over cooking is less pronounced as well...however, I still tend to pull 8-10 degrees shy of my target. Let it rest for 30 minutes while the oven preheats to it's highest setting (usually 500-550). A quick blast at that temperature should help color the outside a bit more...I would not go over five minutes regardless of the color. You shouldn't have to rest any further after the blast at 550.
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