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Smoked Hanging Prime Rib

Get the best of both worlds with my Smoked Hanging Prime Rib recipe. Smoky flavor and natural char for a great taste both inside and out.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time2 hours 30 minutes
Resting30 minutes
Total Time3 hours 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Author: Derek Wolf


  • 1 Prime Rib Roast about 50oz
  • 3 tbsp of whole black peppercorns
  • 2 tbsp of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp of rosemary
  • 1 tbsp of basil
  • 1 tbsp of granulated garlic
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon
  • ¼ cup of Olive Oil


  • In a mortar & pestle, add the black pepper, sea salt, rosemary, basil, garlic & cinnamon. Grind until everything is medium broken down for a seasoning blend. Add olive oil and mix thoroughly.
  • Add seasoning mixture to prime rib all over until evenly coated. Add hooks to both ends of the prime rib.
  • In your smoker (I prefer my Pit Barrel Cooker), create fire using Cowboy Charcoal and Western Wood Chips. Bring up to a steady 250F. Add the crossbars to the Pit Barrel and hang the hooked Prime Rib between them. Let cook for about 2.5 hours or until meat reaches your desired internal temperature. (I pull of for medium rare at about 118F). Pull steak off grill and let rest for 30 minutes.
  • Slice Prime Rib to desired size, add some salt and enjoy!