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Hickory Smoked Prime Rib in the Pit Barrel Cooker

Smoking a Prime Rib with your Pit Barrel Cooker couldn't be easier. You will absolutely love the Smoky flavor.


1 big piece of Prime Rib (mine was 12 pounds)

Kosher Salt

Black Pepper

Garlic Powder

Onion Powder

Fresh Thyme

Fresh Rosemary

Chopped Garlic

Steak Seasoning of your choice

Start by applying a heavy amount of Kosher Salt all over the Prime Rib. Then sprinkle equal amounts of Garlic and Onion Powder and Black Pepper.

Mix in a bowl some chopped Rosemary and Thyme with some Steak Seasoning and a few spoonfuls of Chopped Garlic. Mix into a paste and apply on all sides of the Prime Rib. Allow to sit at room temperature for at least an hour.

Hang Prime Rib in Pit Barrel Cooker with the Fat Side facing the coals. Add a few pieces of Hickory Wood and smoke for 11/2-21/2 hours or until you get an internal temperature of 124-125 degrees.

Remove and cover loosely with Foil for at least 20 minutes. Slice and enjoy!

Watch my video below where I show you step by step how to Smoke a Prime Rib on your Pit Barrel Cooker.


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