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Get Our 12 Sauce Sampler

To most of us, barbecue sauce is red and sweet. To those who would rather lunch in back of a shack than under the golden arches, barbecue sauce comes in a rainbow of colors and flavors tied to its area of origin. Here is a 12 pack of authentic sauces, benchmarks of their home town, selected by Meathead and sold by a specialty sauce company.

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Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool!

thermopop bbq thermometer

Gold BBQ AwardA good digital thermometer keeps me from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and more accurate than dial thermometers. The Thermopop (above) is about $29. The Thermapen (below), the Ferrari of instant reads, is about $96.

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GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone


Gold BBQ AwardGrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill needs them.

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If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear.

Slow N Sear BBQ Smoker

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The Slow 'n' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

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The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

pit barrel bbq cooker smoker

The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period.

This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier.

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Best of all, it is only $299 delivered to your door!

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Is This A Kettle Killer?

PK Grill

The PK Grill has become our favorite charcoal grill. It proves some ideas never die.

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Designed in 1952, the rectangular shape is easy to set up in 2 or 3 heat zones, it can easily be used as a smoker, the cast aluminum body is indestructible, airflow is easy to manage, and there is plenty of room under the hood.

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Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

karubeque bbq smoker

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The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is my favorite smoker, period.

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Order Meathead's Award
Winning Meat Temperature
Guide & All Weather Magnet
meat temperature magnet

bbq meat temperature magnet

Stick this award winning meat tempereature guide to your fridge and never overcook or undercook anything again.

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scissor grill tongs

Best. Tongs. Ever.

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Made of rugged 1/8" thick aluminum, 20" long, with four serious rivets, mine show zero signs of weakness after years of abuse. I use it on meats, hot charcoal, burning logs, and with the mechanical advantage that the scissor design creates, I can easily pick up a whole packer brisket.

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Amp Up The Smoke With Mo's Smoking Pouch

mo's bbq smoking pouch

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Mo's Smoking Pouch is essential for gas grills. It is an envelope of mesh 304 stainless steel that holds wood chips or pellets. The airspaces in the mesh are small enough that they limit the amount of oxygen that gets in so the wood smolders. Put it on top of the cooking grate, on the burners, on the coals. It holds enough wood for about 15 minutes for short cooks, so you need to refill it or buy a second pouch for long cooks like pork shoulder and brisket. Mine has survived more than 50 cooks. I like it better than the smoker tubes.

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The Best Steakhouse Knives

Gold BBQ AwardThese are the same knives used at famous steakhouses like Peter Luger, Smith & Wollensky, and Morton's. Machine washable, high-carbon stainless steel, hardwood handle. And the manufacturer has printed the AmazingRibs.com name on it!

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