How To Smoke Prime Rib Roast?

How long does it take to smoke a prime rib at 225 degrees?

How Long to Smoke a Prime Rib?

Plan 35 minutes per pound at 225 degrees F for smoking a rare roast.

40 minutes per pound at 225 degrees F for smoking a medium roast.

Do you smoke a prime rib fat side up or down?

Place the prepared prime rib roast directly on the smoker grill surface with the fat cap up and bone side down. The rib bones are a natural rack: you will not need a metal one. Insert a thermometer probe into the center of the prime rib so you can monitor the internal temperature of the roast while it’s smoking.

How do you smoke a whole prime rib?

Smoke until the internal temperature of the roast reaches 120 degrees F for Rare or 128 degrees F for Medium. For a rare, bone-in roast, plan on 35 minutes per pound of prime rib. Remove the roast to a cutting board and allow to rest for 20 minutes.

What wood is best for smoking prime rib?

It is best to use a mild wood—stronger-flavored woods like hickory or oak are going to overpower the prime rib flavor. Any fruitwood, such as cherry, will work very well with a rib roast. Keep the smoke light to medium—a heavy smoke will create an acidic flavor, particularly in the fat.