Prime Rib on the Summit Charcoal Grill

Prime Rib on the Summit Charcoal Grill is an incredibly rewarding dinner that is also really easy to prepare. Sure, I can walk 5 minutes down the road and order a slice of prime rib from a favorite local restaurant of mine, but why would I want to do that when I can grill my own in the backyard?

Whether looking to impress a dinner date or feed a crowd, this video will show you how. Prime Rib. It’s one of my favorites for a reason.

10-12 pound, 4-bone beef rib roast

½ cup fresh herbs, chopped (rosemary, thyme, marjoram)

Kosher salt

Freshly cracked black pepper

Olive oil

Coat the roast lightly with olive oil. Season generously with salt and pepper. Cover all over with the fresh herbs.

Prepare the grill for indirect medium-high heat (375-400 F).

Place the roast on the grill and lower the lid.

Grill for 2 ½ to 3 hours or until the internal temperature of the roast reaches 120-125 F for medium rare.

Remove the meat from the grill, loosely tent with aluminum foil and allow to rest for approximately 15 minutes.

Carve and serve.

What are your thoughts? (4)


Brian N

Hi, Mike.

HALP! I have tried this twice now, and both times the roast came out tasty but chewy. I was considering going low and slow next time, but most of the instructions I see online recommend not. Here are a couple posts from my grilling blog about my experiences so far.

What am I doing wrong?

P.S. I love the new look of APP. :)



Mike Lang

Hi Brian!

You've been doing some serious grilling! Sorry to hear it's not exactly where you want it! It looks like you have the process down, I would only consider a few extra things: First, consider using a roast rack, to allow more heat flow around the roast. Second, consider going more towards medium, versus medium rare, by taking the roast off the grill around 130. Finally, a longer rest. For a cut that size, a 30-minute rest is a good target. I hope these help for your next go attempt!

I'm glad you like APP! Keep up the great work!!



Eric B

Just got to a store yesterday to see one in person and fell in love. The insulation will make winter grilling here in northeast Ohio a LOT easier! After seeing this prime rib video that may have to be the first cook. Thanks for the videos and keep up the great work!


Mike Lang

Hey Eric - That's great! I know you get some brutal winters so that insulation will go a long way! I like it not only for low and slow cooks, but any wintertime indirect grilling! Thanks so much for your comments on the videos! They were definitely a lot of fun to make!

Grill on!


Gary H


I'm ALL IN! Tomorrow morning I'm calling to find out where I can get the Summit Charcoal Grill Center. Thanks for the videos. (I too am on a potato kick right now.)



Mike Lang

Hi Gary, that's fantastic! I'm glad you have enjoyed everything. We look forward to hearing what you think about your the SCG!!



travis n

Man, that looks mighty fine. I've only cooked one prime rib before and did it on a spit. Is Weber going to make a rotisserie for the new SC?


Mike Lang

Thanks, Travis! Prime Rib is fantastic on the grill! I have no idea if a rotisserie is planned for the Summit Charcoal Grill, but I'll pass along your inquiry. Cheers!



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