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Unread 11-26-2012, 08:35 PM   #1
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I am doing 2 whole prime ribs in 2 weeks for the first time, what wood goes best with PR?
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Unread 11-26-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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a lot of prople on here will say use apple or cherry. Which is good on beef but me personaly I would go with a hickory apple mix. The apple willl give a sweet taste and the hickory will add some depth to the meat.
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Oak if you want a smoke flavor, hickory or pecan if you want a nutty flavor.
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I agree with Bryan. I like a light oak smoke on a rib roast.
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The best one I've ever had was done with mesquite, and no, it wasn't bitter at all.
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I'm all oak on beef these days. Like mesquite a lot too but Oak is just awesome on beef
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Agree with Bigdog!!!!
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Dont forget to post some pics. Wife wants be to do this for Christmas. I have no idea where to start.
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I like a mix of oak and cherry, but just my preference. Bet yours will be great no matter what you choose. Love prime rib!
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Dont use apple, i didnt like apple on my beef, ive loved mesquite and peach.
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I use the heavier smoke, as the beef really does not want to asborb fruit woods..a nice marbled roast will handle it and cook it hot...real hot
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I'm with tish I like an oak/cherry mix.
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I've always been very happy with oak. Beef really seems to like it. I also like mesquite a lot, but that is precious here.
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My preference for beef is Mesquite.
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