Smoked Prime Rib

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  • 1 (10-pound) beef rib roast (6 ribs)
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons freshly ground pepper
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • Hickory chunks


  1. Rub rib roast with salt, pepper, and garlic; cover and chill at least 8 hours.
  2. Soak wood chunks in water 1 hour.
  3. Prepare charcoal fire in smoker; let burn 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Drain chunks, and place on coals. Place water pan in smoker; add water to depth of fill line.
  5. Place rib roast on the lower food rack, and cover with smoker lid.
  6. Cook 5 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 145° (medium). Let roast stand 10 minutes before slicing.
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