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PitCast Episode 183 - "The Malcom Reed Interview, Part 2" - November 14, 2019

Last week we learned about Malcom Reed and his love of live fire cooking. This week, Malcom answers all of the questions that you guys put up in the special post. Yes, I ask all...
 

REDRAW: November 2019 "Great Giveaway" Sweepstakes Winner!

As one of your many Pitmaster Club benefits each month, paying members are automatically entered to win our monthly Great Giveaway sweepstakes. Prizes are worth as much as $1,894.00...
 

PitCast Episode 182 - "The Malcom Reed Interview, Part I" - November 7, 2019

Say hello to one of the newest member of the Pitmaster Club Forum, This is a special 2 part series...this week we do the deep dive on Malcom...NEXT week he answers all of your...
 

Barbecue News Magazine Now Included in Your Membership

We are proud to give our members a monthly DIGITAL subscription to Barbecue News magazine on a six month trial basis. Barbecue News is available in print for $25/year and digital...
 

Thai Sweet Chile Sauce (Nam Jim Kai)

This tangy hot, sweet, sauce is common in Thai restaurants so I had to try to reverse engineer it. Then I met Leela Punyaratabandhu, bought her book Simple Thai Food, and there...
 

Malcom Reed Joins Our Team

I am VERY pleased to announce that the great Malcom Reed will be partnering with AmazingRibs.com and will be joining us on the podium at the Meat-Up in Memphis on August 1, 2020...
 

Google Maps Street View would like to introduce you to Meathead!

Google Street View catches Meathead at home being Meathead!


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Operation BBQ Relief (OBR) - 10/22/19 OBR Deployed To Dallas, TX

The following is an email from Stan Hays of OBR (Operation BBQ Relief):


From: Stan Hays <shays@operationbbqrelief.org>
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019...
Stop by here to read the Pitmaster Club forum's "User Manual"- our collection of FAQs & How-Tos. If you wonder how to do something in our forum, it's probably in here!
We'll post Pitmaster Club announcements here, such as upgrades, news or other general announcements. We'll also announce our monthly "Great Giveaway" Sweepstakes winners here. Members cannot create new topics here, but can comment on existing topics.
Tell us about yourself, your cooking skills or lack thereof, your current cooking gear or lack thereof, and meet other Pitmaster Club members! This is a great second stop, the first stop being the "Help And FAQs" section above, to learn your way around our forum and how to create new topics.
Please post any bugs or glitches you may find here, as well as suggestions for improvement to the Pitmaster Club forum. If you have a question on how to get around or how to accomplish something, please visit the "Help And FAQs" channel above. If you need to access your account details, please visit your My Membership page.
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Here we'll post brand new recipes and gear reviews freshly published on the public side of AmazingRibs.com BEFORE it gets announced there! Members cannot create new topics here but can comment on existing topics.
Here we'll post new tidbits from Meathead's next book, (release date early 2021)! Members cannot create new topics here but can comment on existing topics.
This is where you'll find the Pitmaster Club Audio Interview & Video Seminars catalog, featuring pros in the BBQ and cooking world interviewed by Meathead, Clint, and Jeff Tracy! Members cannot create new topics here but can comment on existing topics.
A weekly podcast of news, Pitmaster Club member interviews, and other goings-on in the world of BBQ and food, from the "BBQ Central Show" man himself, Greg Rempe. New episodes posted on Thursdays. Archives from past years' shows inside too. Members cannot create new topics here, but can comment on existing topics.
Find issues of the popular BBQ Magazine "National Barbecue News Magazine" here!
Weekly BBQ-themed cartoons from artist Jerry King exclusively for our Pitmaster Club. All cartoons are (c) AmazingRibs.com. Members cannot create new topics here but can comment on existing topics.
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Here's the archives of our popular members-only newsletter, "HOT From The Pit!". See all current issues plus back issues from the past few years.
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In case you forgot, we donate a portion of all yearly membership fees to Operation Barbecue Relief and Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Read updates here!
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This channel is for discussion of specific charcoal grills only; for smokers please see the Charcoal Smokers channel; for charcoal types or charcoal sales please see the "Fuels And Fire Discussion" category above.
For all round, barrel/drum and bullet cookers like Pit Barrel Cooker, Weber Smokey Mountain, Napoleon Apollo, Gateway, or homemade drum smokers.
For discussion of ceramic or metal round insulated oven-like kamado grills & smokers, such as Big Green Egg, Kamado Joe, Akorn, and Primo.
For discussion of vertical cabinet-style insulated smokers, sometimes referred to as "water smokers", or gravity-feed smokers from brands such as Myron Mixon, Assassin, Backwoods, Humphrey's, Stump's and Spicewine.
For discussion of gas grills (not smokers). Inside you'll find channels for many popular brands such as Weber, Blaze, Napoleon, Char-Broil, etc, and a multiple or miscellaneous gas grill channel.
For discussion of gas smokers or hog roasters (not grills). Inside you'll find channels for many popular brands such as Camp Chef, Masterbuilt, Meadow Creek, Char-Broil, etc; and multiple or miscellaneous gas smoker talk.
For all wood pellet grill/smoker talk. Inside you'll find channels for many popular brands such as Camp Chef, MAK, REC TEC, Green Mountain, Grilla, etc; and multiple or miscellaneous pellet cooker talk.
For discussion of wood-burning smokers, often referred to as stickburners, offsets, or pipe smokers; or other wood burners like the Karubecue (KBQ) or The Good One. Inside you'll find channels for brands such as Oklahoma Joe, Jambo, Lang, Yoder, Horizon, Lone Star Grillz, etc; and a multiple or miscellaneous wood-burning smoker channel.
Discuss all open-fire (no lid) cookers, such as the popular Santa Maria and Argentinian style cookers and Braais, or campfire grills.
For discussion of diner-style outdoor standalone griddles such as the Blackstone or Camp Chef; griddle or plancha inserts; and the wood-fueled Arteflame.
Not interested in starting a fire? Talk about electric smokers here, such as those from Masterbuilt, Bradley, Smoke Hollow, and Char-Broil.
Discussions of pizza ovens, all fuel types, built-in, portable table-top, or kettle conversion kits. Brands such as Ooni, IlFornino, Blackstone, Camp Chef, or KettlePizza.
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These are not ads or paid placements. These Are Some Of Our Favorite Tools And Toys.

These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

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Many merchants pay us a small referral fee when you click our links and purchase from them. On Amazon it works on everything from grills to diapers, they never tell us what you bought, it has zero impact on the price you pay, but has a major impact on our ability to improve this site! If you like AmazingRibs.com, please save this link and use it every time you go to Amazon

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Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts


Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

maverick PT55 thermometer

A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!

Click here for more info on the Maverick PT-55 Waterproof Instant-Read Thermometer Review shown above. It may be the best value in a thermometer out there


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

slow n sear

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.

Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool


Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet's Dual Tube Burners

the good one grill

The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King's proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Click here to read our complete review


The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

the good one grill

The Good-One Open Range is a charcoal grill with an offset smoke chamber attached. It is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. The grill sits low in front and doubles as a firebox for the smoke chamber which is spliced on above and behind so it can work like a horizontal offset smoker only better. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

Click here to read our complete review


Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

Griddle And Deep Fryer All In One

The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all. Plus it has a built in cutting board, garbage bag holder, and paper towel holder. An additional work table on the left side provides plenty of counter space.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

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

Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them


The Swiss Army Knife Of Thermometers

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The smart folks at ThermoWorks have finally done it: The Swiss Army Knife of thermometers, two in one. Start with the industry standard food thermometer, the Thermapen MK4, (Platinum Medal winner) truly instant (2 to 3 seconds) precise (+ or – 0.7°F). Then they built in an infrared thermometer ideal for measuring the temps of pizza stones, griddles, and frying pans (also great for finding leaks around doors and windows in your house).

Click here to read our test results and comprehensive review and why it won our Platinum Medal.


Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater

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Char-Broil's Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you're off to the party! Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

NK-22-Ck Grill

Their NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It's hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

Click here for more about what makes this grill special


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G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

If you're using oven mitts at the grill, it's time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder's gloves. They're heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.

Click here to read our detailed review

Click here to order from Amazon


GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

grill grates

GrillGrates(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.

Click here for more about what makes these grates so special


kareubequ bbq smoker

Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

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 our favorite smoker, period.

Click here for our review of this superb smoker


Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

masterbuilt gas smoker

The First Propane Smoker With A Thermostat Makes This Baby Foolproof

Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

Click here to read our detailed review


Professional Steakhouse Knife Set

masterbuilt gas smoker

Our founder, Meathead, wanted the same steak knives used by steakhouses such as Peter Luger, Smith & Wollensky, Morton's, Kobe Club, Palm, and many others. So he located the manufacturer and had them stamp our name on some. They boast pointed, temper-ground, serrated, high-carbon stainless-steel, half-tang blades with excellent cutting edge ability. The beefy hardwood handle provides a comfortable grip secured by three hefty rivets. He has machine washed his more than 100 times. They have never rusted and they stay shiny without polishing. Please note that we do not make, sell, or distribute these knives, they just engrave them with our name.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


PK 360 grill

Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Beautifully designed and completely portable. Meathead says it is his preferrred grill.

Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

Click here to order it direct from PK and get a special deal for AmazingRibs.com readers only


Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

fireboard bbq thermometer

With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.

Click here to read our detailed review


Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

Green Mountain Davey Crockett Grill

Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order