How To Smoke A Prime Rib On A Pitboss! Now I have loved learning to fine-tune my smoking on my pellet grill. (I have included affiliate links to products I love. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. ) In addition, this post contains affiliate links that will make me a small commission when used to order online.
I love smoking my holiday meats, or any meat for that matter! Personally, I own a Pit Boss Pro 1100 as my pellet grill. Now I picked mine up Lowes, but Walmart and Amazon carry other Pit Boss options or Pit Boss website themselves.
At What Temperature Do You Smoke A Prime Rib:
Now you can smoke at any temperature. I am of the belief that low and slow is the way to go!
If your smoker has a smoke setting you can allow the prime rib to smoke in the smoker before turning it up. In some cases, this will cook the meat some and will reduce your cook time later on.
Cooking at 225 degrees the cooking time will be about 40 minutes per lb.
Cooking at 275 degrees the cooking time will be about 20 minutes per lb for the rib roast.
At What Temperature Is A Prime Rib Done?
Rare is at 120 to 125 degrees F. The center will be bright red, with pinkish color toward the exterior portion.
Medium Rare is at 130 to 135 degrees F. The center is very pink and will be slightly brown toward the exterior portion.
Next, Medium is at140 to 145 degrees F. – the center is light pink, the outer portion is brown.
Medium Well is at 150 to 155 degrees F. The center is not pink and is browner all the way around.
Well Done is at 160 degrees F. and above and also is not pink and will be a darker brown.
Prime Rib Rubs For Smoking:
A good seasoning can really make or break Prime Rib. One of my butchers will season the prime rib for you, which I almost always go for to save steps and time. I like to allow my prime rib to set overnight seasoned to let the seasoning take effect and even tenderize a bit.
- Snider’s Prime Rib & Roast
- Traeger Grills Prime Rib Rub
- Pit Boss Prime Beef & Brisket Rub
- Kinders Prime Rib Rub
How To Smoke A Prime Rib On A Pitboss Pellet Grill
Get your hopper full and ready, you can use any flavor of pellets. I have been on a Mesquite Pellet kick lately.
Prime Rib is greasy meat so be sure that your pellet grill is clean, this will help to prevent a fire if it gets too hot.
Start your smoker rolling smoke, I do mine on a setting of P7.
Once your smoker is rolling smoke set the prime rib in your smoker and let it roll smoke!
You can let the smoker smoke for as long as you want before turning up the temperature. I prefer to have a 1 to 2-hour smoke depending on the size of my Prime Rib.
Turn your smoker up, I do 200 low and slow on mine. You can turn it up higher if you would like to cook it faster or more of well done.
Allow to smoke until done. You can wrap the prime rib in pink butcher paper while smoking to help prevent dry out, I have tried this once and didn’t notice a difference. I would try it again if I was smoking at a warmer temperature.
Remove when to temperature and serve!
WHAT TO SERVE WITH PRIME RIB:
- Smoked Baked Potatoes
- Smoked Loaded Cheesy Potatoes
- How To Make Smoked Deviled Eggs
- Smoked Mashed Potatoes
- Pellet Grilled Dinner Rolls
- Smoked Loaded Baked Beans
- Cheesy Potatoes
- Smoked Sweet Potato Casserole
- Creamy Smoked Macaroni And Cheese
- Smoked Cream Cheese