I know no one or hardly anyone uses an elect smoker here but I do. Lazy I guess. So bare with me.
First anything on our MES.
Wrapped Rib-eye in cheese cloth last Sat. Ready to put in the refer.
After 8 days aging, changing cheese cloth every 2 days.
After trimming all the ugly stuff off the meat.
Rubbed with EVOO, kosher salt and garlic pepper. Wrapped it in plastic wrap and set in refer for 6 hrs.
Figured 45 min per pound, at 225, times 7 pounds = 5 1/4 hrs. Put it on at 11:45 figuring to take it off at about 5:30-6:00. At 2:30 the temp was 118.
Holly crap this is going to be done WAY early. Let it go till 3:30 and the temp was 135, more than I wanted. It still felt like it was not cooked but 3 temp gauges read within 1 degree of another. The outside didn't really have any bark on it.
Put it under foil in the oven and till 5:30 then turned the oven to 500 and let it cook for 15 min. When we took it out the outside had a nice bark on it and it come out med rare.
Got to be one of the luckiest guys around that this worked out.
Hope you enjoy the Q-View.