I have cooked a Prime Rib every year for my family for the past 6 years. I have never smoked one. In the past I have started hot and then lowered the temp and cooked to an internal of 140, held and served.
This year in my Elite, I would like to season and smoke at 180 until an internal of 125 hold and reverse sear. The key to my question is the hold. I have a specific time I want to serve dinner so for an 18 pound 7 rib roast Choice cut, how long do you think it will take to get to 125? I am looking for a range. 2-4hrs is my guess. With a hold of 1-2 hours. The hold is where I have the flexibility in case the roast takes longer.
I havent measured to see if the roast will fit yet. I might have to cut it in half. So has anyone smoked a full PR in an Elite?
My other question is that the PR is removed from the bone and tied back on. Do you guys remove the rack to season and tie back on?
Thanks for the help, and Merry Christmas!