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PitCast Episode 186 - "Holidays with The Cooking Guy" Show - December 5, 2019

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Special $335 Off Deal On PK's "BIG BBQ BUNDLE" PK360 + All Accessories!

PK Grills has given us an unadvertised bundle deal that they refer to internally as the Big BBQ Bundle. This deal isn't promoted on their website, so it can only be seen by people...

Congratulations To Our "Golden Ticket" Winner, @notlazyrustic

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YO-HO-HO-HO Secret Santa 2019!

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Malcom Reed, King of YouTube!

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Call In! - What Are You Thankful For??!!

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Max Good's Black Swan BBQ Sauces now on Amazon!


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Each month on or near the 7th-10th we'll announce the winner of our "Great Giveaway" Monthly Sweepstakes right here! Also inside are the archives of past year's winners and the link to the current prize list.
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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 "User Manual: Help!, FAQs, and Tutorials" channel to learn your way around our forum and how to create new topics.
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The Site Clock
Meet Our Team
Here's the moderators, administrators, and other ancillary staff brief bios.
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Last Post: Meet the Team
13 352
Meet the Team
by RonB
Sneak Peeks
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.
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Previews From Meathead's Next Book
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.
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25 790
Culinary Art In Your Backyard
Audio & Video Interviews With Pros
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.
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38 902
'The PitCast' with Greg Rempe
Here's where all questions, comments and PitCast announcements will go. Stop by here to volunteer to be interviewed by Greg, you don't need to be a pro!
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6 170
Elton's BBQ
Call In! - What Are You Thankful For??!!
Here's the current year's collection of weekly PitCast interviews. Don't miss the sub-channels of our past years' archives. Members cannot create new topics here but can comment on existing topics.
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191 2,540
2018 Episodes (52/700)
2017 Episodes (52/1,060)
2016 Episodes (37/390)
Barbecue News Magazine
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Last Post: December 2019 Issue
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Ben Quen
December 2019 Issue
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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Last Post: Cartoons 267 & 268
130 1,569
Cartoons 267 & 268
by RonB
Specials And Deals
Here's where to post special manufacturer deals from around the industry- thermometers, grills, smokers, meat suppliers, apparel, cookware, you get the idea. Members can post deals here on cooking gear & accessories too! Please use the "For Sale, Trade, Wanted" channel to post used gear for sale.
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337 3,962
All-Clad factory seconds sale
by Attjack
Here's where we'll post special deals Paul Sidoriak and other staff works out with manufacturers specifically for Pitmaster Club members! Members cannot create new topics here but can comment on existing topics. If you find a good deal on cooking gear or accessories, please post it in the "Special Deals For Anyone" channel.
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'HOT From The Pit!' Newsletter Archives
Here you'll find all of this current year's editions of "HOT From The Pit!" newsletters, exclusively for Pitmaster Club members.
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40 590
2018 Editions (12/286)
2017 Editions (12/186)
Charities We Support
Here we'll post news about the charities we (and you!) support, such as Operation BBQ Relief deployments, www.CleanCookStoves.org, and others.
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46 455
SoCal Chris
Giving Tuesday - OBR
Competition BBQ
Discuss cooking competition-style or practicing for a comp, or just sharing your pics and experiences.
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Last Post: Chili Cookoff
67 1,077
Chili Cookoff
Discuss what judges look for, scoring, judging classes, sharing your experiences if you're a BBQ judge, etc.
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24 283
Judging first contest
Discuss how to organize an event in your area or share your experiences if you're organized events before.
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Last Post: NC/VA BBQ Guys
11 104
All other competition talk that doesn't fit into the Cooking, Judging, or Organizing channels (please use those channels if your topic fits there).
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193 2,760
How does it all work?
by frigate
BBQ And Cooking Classes
Discussion about upcoming BBQ or cooking classes or experiences/pics from classes you've attended, near or far.
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60 1,140
Steve R.
Got bored so I taught a bbq class today
Meat-Ups and Member Gatherings
Check in here to see info on "Meat-Ups", or to post a call-to-action for Member Meat-Ups in your area.
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85 2,216
Informal Meat-Up In Chicago
by Huskee
Here is where old misplaced topics from years past will be placed and eventually deleted. Topics in this channel will live here from a week up to 30 days or so, then get slaughtered. They can be on any subject- a old recipe question or an old grill or smoker post, etc. Please scan these and let Huskee know if you feel any topic is important and needs saved, and I will move it to the proper final resting place. Any of these old topics not spoken for after about a month will get permanently deleted.
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This is the place to talk about "everything else"...stuff that's OFF the topic of BBQ, food, cookers, cookbooks & videos, cookware, cooking tools, and any other food or technique talk. For instance- sports, jokes, pets, music, etc talk would go here. Most likely your topic fits somewhere else.
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Last Post: Letter opener
4,368 103,424
Letter opener
Recipes, Technique, Food, Cooking
For all other food & technique discussion.
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91 12,394
Ribs, pulled pork, bacon, ham, etc.
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2,186 32,356
Anything beef: steak, brisket, pastrami, pulled beef, beef heart, shank, etc. For burgers please use the Burgers channel.
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2,996 48,659
Akaushi wagyu brisket
For any and all chicken & turkey recipes and cooking talk, including duck. For goose and other hunted waterfowl, please use the Wild Game channel.
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839 11,830
Turkey Pot Pie with Lemon and Dill
For all burger talk- cheese, beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, even veggie!
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172 3,465
Do you use a burger stuffer?
by Attjack
Topics: 126 Posts: 1,501
126 1,501
Elton's BBQ
Lamb backstrap - Caveman style
For all fish & seafood recipes and discussion.
Topics: 251 Posts: 3,587
251 3,587
Anything hunted: deer, bear, elk, moose, goose, pheasant, rabbit, etc.
Topics: 112 Posts: 1,230
Last Post: Venison Deli Meat
112 1,230
smokin fool
Venison Deli Meat
If it's cured, smoked, made of meat, stick-shaped, tube-shaped, finger food or eaten on a bun, talk about it here!
Topics: 180 Posts: 2,980
180 2,980
Oak Smoke
That's a bunch of baloney
Your favorite recipes, doughs, baking techniques, or storebought pizza discussion. For pizza ovens or pizza-baking gear, please see the Pizza Ovens channel in the Grills, Smokers, and Cookers section.
Topics: 171 Posts: 2,889
171 2,889
Classic Mexican or Mexican/American fare, including homemade tortillas- talk about it here.
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29 574
Storebought or home-grown, types, recipes, all discussion starring "the glorious fruit"!
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56 919
Rancho Gordo Beans and Bean Club
by fzxdoc
Pasta dishes, Italian or otherwise; homemade pasta, anything involving oodles of noodles. For pasta sauce, please see the Other Sauces channel.
Topics: 16 Posts: 185
16 185
Mac and Cheese with Veggies
by pmillen
Cheese types, uses, cold-smoking cheese; all cheese talk!
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7 58
Melting Salts for Melting Hard Cheese
Anything potato: fries, baked taters, chips, scalloped, mashed, tots, hashbrowns, potato casseroles, Au Gratin, etc.
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Last Post: French fries - WOW!
48 569
French fries - WOW!
If you eat it from a bowl or with a spoon, no matter what's in it, (unless it's Jello or ice cream) it probably goes here!
Topics: 97 Posts: 1,872
97 1,872
Smoking vegetables to use in Chili
From apples to hot peppers to basil; tomatoes to watermelon; home-grown, storebought, or canned; dishes they go in or on; talk about it all in here.
Topics: 167 Posts: 2,638
Last Post: My Tomatoe Moment.
167 2,638
My Tomatoe Moment.
All the other finger foods, snacks, and dips we love.
Topics: 89 Posts: 1,451
89 1,451
Snack food for football
by SammyJ
Commercial or home-made, types, recipes, uses, and general discussion of any and all BBQ sauces.
Topics: 170 Posts: 2,536
170 2,536
Aaron Franklin's Basic Texas Sauce
Rub & seasoning recipes, commercial suppliers, marinades and injection recipes and suppliers, deep fry batters; if you put it on meat or veggies, chances are it goes here. Please see BBQ Sauces or Other Sauces for sauce discussion and recipes.
Topics: 353 Posts: 5,401
353 5,401
From dry or wet brining to pink Himalayan salt to curing- talk salt here!
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18 283
All baking; breads, cakes, sweet or savory, oven or even smoker baking discussion.
Topics: 167 Posts: 4,332
Last Post: English Muffins
167 4,332
Mark V
English Muffins
by Mark V
Recipes for home-made, or discussion of commercial: ketchup, mustard, tartar sauce, aioli, butter, maple syrup, honey, relish, etc.
Topics: 75 Posts: 1,074
75 1,074
Classic breakfast foods; eggs, omelets, quiche, sausage gravy, scrambles, hashes, cereals, oatmeals, etc.
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48 712
Homemade Egg McMuffin
by Huskee
Homemade or storebought desserts, ice cream, Jell-o, caramel, candy, etc. If it's baked, like pies or cakes, it's probably best in our Baking channel.
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68 834
smokin fool
Pecan pie (proper pronunciation)
Any and all sous vide recipes and technique discussion. For sous vide devices, please see the Sous Vide Devices channel under Accessories.
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370 7,340
QVQ Turkey For Thanksgiving
by GDavis
Anything cooked on a rotisserie or spit; recipes, techniques, etc. For rotisserie devices please see the Rotisseries channel under Accessories.
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30 743
My first spin on the new Blaze grill
Sammys: sandwiches, grilled cheese, Philly steak & cheese, Banh mi, etc.
Topics: 86 Posts: 1,267
Last Post: Sloppy Joes
86 1,267
Sloppy Joes
Any recipe made in, and unique to, a Dutch oven; even it overlaps any of the above Recipe & Food channels.
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29 395
All those other "small" things that don't really fit in any other channel.
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Last Post: Pate?
90 1,306
by Murdy
Marinara, red sauce, teriyaki, adobo, fish sauce, honey or brown sugar glazes, other. For BBQ sauces please see the BBQ Sauces channel.
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75 983
Butter question / help
Discussion of all cooking & frying oils; olive, corn, canola, peanut, avocado, sunflower, safflower; types, uses, preferences, etc.
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2 66
EVOO v OO, Kosher Salt v Sea Salt
This channel is for food, cooking, & technique discussion that doesn't fit in the above channels; such as multiple meats, cooking for a crowd, or specific techniques such as wrapping, etc. PLEASE use the proper channel above that fits your topic best. If you'd like to simply show off pictures of your cooks, please see the "Show Us What You're Cooking" topic in this channel, which we update seasonally.
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1,263 49,709
LA Pork Butt
Question about small sized smoking
Topics: 41 Posts: 1,014
41 1,014
Old Glory
The Official Craft Beer Thread
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12 490
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54 471
Mint Juleps for a crowd
Whisk(e)y, Scotch, Gin, Tequila, etc.
Topics: 86 Posts: 2,433
86 2,433
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Last Post: Texas Mead Cup
3 25
Texas Mead Cup
by Obi-Dan
Coffee, soda "pop", smoothies, etc.
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30 642
International Coffee Day
Topics: 14 Posts: 4,641
14 4,641
Elton's BBQ
What are You Drinking RIGHT NOW? II
For Sale, Trade, Or Wanted
This section is for the sale/trade or want ads of barbecue & cooking related items only.
Topics: 300 Posts: 3,437
300 3,437
Here we'll keep the links to the merchants who will print and sell Pitmaster Club-themed shirts and other gear.
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2 23
Fuels And Fire (Not For Grills And Smokers)
For discussion of charcoal itself; types of charcoal, sales on charcoal, etc. For charcoal grills or smokers, please see the corresponding channel
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Last Post: Any Fogo fans?
232 3,990
Any Fogo fans?
For discussion of gas as a fuel; propane, natural gas, butane, etc. For gas smoker or grill discussion, please see proper gas grill/smoker channel.
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11 123
NG vs. Propane tradeoffs
For discussion of wood as a fuel: wood types, flavors, etc. For wood-burning smoker or grill discussion, please see proper grill/smoker channel.
Topics: 176 Posts: 3,473
Last Post: Who WOOD of thought
176 3,473
Who WOOD of thought
by FireMan
For discussion of wood pellets as a fuel: types, flavors/species, brands, sales, etc. For pellet cooker discussion, please see proper pellet cooker channel.
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5 80
Question about BBQ'ers Delight pellets
by MtView
Hay, corn cobs, etc; any other grill or smoker fuel source or using multiple fuel sources.
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10 1,557
🔥 Feed the Flame! 🔥
Do you use Weber Starter Cubes, or Tumbleweeds, newspaper, or a blow torch? Talk about your favorite fire-starters here!
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Last Post: Go-Fire
1 5
by Cheef
Charcoal Grills
Hasty-Bake charcoal grill discussion only.
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19 333
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2 61
Napoleon charcoal grill discussion only.
Topics: 1 Posts: 9
1 9
Jim Samuel
Napoleon PRO605CSS Charcoal Grill
Weber Kettle grill discussion.
Topics: 501 Posts: 10,511
501 10,511
Old Glory
Look What Landed Today
PK grill and PK360 charcoal grills.
Topics: 69 Posts: 1,268
69 1,268
For any charcoal grill discussion that doesn't fit into the above brands' channels, or for cross-brand general charcoal grill discussion.
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40 804
Charcoal Drums, Barrels, And Bullet Smokers
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11 195
Brinkmann bullet smokers, such as Gourmet or Smoke'N Grill, often known as "ECB".
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1 8
Gateway Drum smokers.
Topics: 3 Posts: 53
Last Post: Gateway Drum Smoker
3 53
Gateway Drum Smoker
by phoccer
The Hunsaker Vortex drum/barrel smoker.
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5 122
Hunsaker Vortex Drum Smoker
Napoleon's bullet smoker.
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0 0
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6 94
Bronco Intake Channel Frustration
A.K.A. The "PBC".
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1,347 23,831
A.K.A. The "WSM".
Topics: 119 Posts: 1,856
119 1,856
Two spatchcocked turkeys
For discussion of other drum/barrel smoker brands not listed above, do-it-yourself drum smoker kits like Big Poppa's, other homemade units, or general barrel & bullet smoker discussion.
Topics: 41 Posts: 1,203
41 1,203
Charcoal Kamados
Akorn kamado by Char-Griller.
Topics: 11 Posts: 124
11 124
Akron Kamado start up
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0 0
A.K.A. The "BGE".
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34 685
Metal kamado by Broil King.
Topics: 6 Posts: 84
Last Post: Broil King Keg
6 84
smokin fool
Broil King Keg
Ceramic kamado by Grilla Grills.
Topics: 2 Posts: 40
Last Post: Misspelled Channel
2 40
Misspelled Channel
by Donw
For discussion of the new Kalamazoo Shokunin kamado.
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Last Post: Kalamazoo Kamado
1 20
Kalamazoo Kamado
by Pequod
All sizes of Kamado Joe kamados.
Topics: 17 Posts: 373
17 373
For discussion of the renowned, high-end Komodo Kamados.
Topics: 4 Posts: 57
4 57
Cleared Hot on KK Teak Cabinet
by ofelles
All sizes of Primo kamados.
Topics: 16 Posts: 189
16 189
Primo XL400 Accessories
by Sephon
A.K.A. The "SnSK".
Topics: 1 Posts: 14
1 14
New ABC Kamado cooker
Vision Grills kamados.
Topics: 4 Posts: 58
4 58
A.K.A. The "WSCG".
Topics: 58 Posts: 1,312
58 1,312
For discussion of other brands or miscellaneous/cross-brand discussion such as general tips & tricks with kamados..
Topics: 98 Posts: 2,565
98 2,565
Cooking with wood on a kamado
by tbob4
Charcoal Cabinet Smokers, Water Smokers, And Gravity-Feed
Talk about these smokers here until we get individual brands' channels in place.
Topics: 77 Posts: 1,074
77 1,074
Gravity Feed Recommendations?
Gas Grills
Blaze gas grill discussion.
Topics: 9 Posts: 163
9 163
First steak on the new Blaze grill
Broil King gas grills, such as Signet, Imperial, Monarch, Regal, and Baron models.
Topics: 13 Posts: 105
13 105
Char-Broil gas grills, including TRU-Infrared and Grill2Go.
Topics: 17 Posts: 214
Last Post: I succumbed
17 214
Oak Smoke
I succumbed
Napoleon gas grills, such as Rogue, Triumph, and Prestige models.
Topics: 9 Posts: 124
9 124
Great Googly Moogly!
by surfdog
Saber infrared gas grills.
Topics: 1 Posts: 5
1 5
Weber gas grills, such as Summit, Genesis, Spirit, and Weber Q portable.
Topics: 103 Posts: 1,360
103 1,360
weber Genesis or Summit
by switz
For discussion of other gas grill/smoker brands, or general cross-brand discussion.
Topics: 118 Posts: 1,804
118 1,804
Replace 1 of 3 burners with infrared?
by DNADave
Gas Smokers
Camp Chef gas smoker, any models.
Topics: 38 Posts: 422
38 422
Camp Chef on Natural Gas
Char-Broil gas smokers, any model.
Topics: 3 Posts: 12
3 12
Using a water pan for baby backs
by Huskee
Masterbuilt gas smokers, any model.
Topics: 15 Posts: 142
Last Post: Flavor and crisp
15 142
Flavor and crisp
Meadow Creek gas smokers and pig roasters.
Topics: 1 Posts: 4
1 4
Meadowcreek PR42G advice needed
by clb239
Smoke Hollow gas smokers, any model.
Topics: 1 Posts: 10
Last Post: Almost ready to go!
1 10
Almost ready to go!
by Donw
Any other gas smoker brands not listed above, or for general or cross-brand gas smoker discussion.
Topics: 13 Posts: 113
13 113
Pellet Cookers
Camp Chef pellet cookers.
Topics: 4 Posts: 41
4 41
Woodwind 24 Capacity
by Schwyy
Green Mountain Grills pellet cookers, such as Daniel Boone and Jim Bowie models, etc.
Topics: 6 Posts: 97
6 97
Davey Crockett first try
by Hogjaws
Grilla Grills pellet cookers, such as the Original round Grilla and Silverbac models.
Topics: 3 Posts: 34
Last Post: Hello Grilla page!
3 34
Hello Grilla page!
by Huskee
MAK pellet cookers, such as their One-Star, Two-Star or Three-Star models.
Topics: 10 Posts: 199
Last Post: MAK 1 Star Ribs
10 199
MAK 1 Star Ribs
REC TEC pellet grills.
Topics: 70 Posts: 1,131
70 1,131
Uncle Bob
Rec Tec RT 590 or Treager Pro 780?
Traeger pellet cookers.
Topics: 6 Posts: 55
Last Post: New to Traeger
6 55
New to Traeger
Topics: 4 Posts: 118
Last Post: And Here It Is...
4 118
And Here It Is...
Yoder pellet cookers only. For Yoder log burners, please see the Log Burners channel.
Topics: 3 Posts: 42
3 42
Controller Retro kit for the YS models
by hogdog6
For discussion of other brands of pellet cookers not listed above, or general cross-brand pellet cooker discussion. For discussion of pellets themselves, please see the Fuels Discussion channel.
Topics: 455 Posts: 8,364
455 8,364
Log Burners
Horizon standard flow log-burning offset smokers.
Topics: 11 Posts: 348
11 348
Jambo standard flow log-burning offset smokers.
Topics: 1 Posts: 50
Last Post: New JAMBO!!!
1 50
New JAMBO!!!
by SJ9125
A.K.A. the "KBQ".
Topics: 93 Posts: 6,743
Last Post: KBQ ~ has landed
93 6,743
KBQ ~ has landed
by Ernest
Klose offset wood-burning smokers
Topics: 1 Posts: 13
Last Post: Klose 2042 Cook!
1 13
Klose 2042 Cook!
Lang reverse flow log-burning offset smokers and wood grills.
Topics: 22 Posts: 369
22 369
Lone Star Grillz standard flow offset log-burning smokers.
Topics: 16 Posts: 401
16 401
Sprung for a LSG 20 x42 offset!
by Huskee
Topics: 1 Posts: 12
Last Post: M Grills - Texas
1 12
M Grills - Texas
Oklahoma Joe offset wood burners, like Highland or Longhorn models, etc .
Topics: 20 Posts: 398
20 398
OK Joe Longhorn 250* max temp
"The Good One" brand log and charcoal smokers, such as the Open Range and Marshall.
Topics: 10 Posts: 397
10 397
Yoder standard flow log-burning offset smokers.
Topics: 14 Posts: 236
14 236
yoder offset stick burners
For log-burning smoker brands not listed above, or other general cross-brand wood burning discussion, advice, tips, etc.
Topics: 190 Posts: 4,330
190 4,330
New bbq pit prototype design
Open-Fire Grills
Open-style wood burning adjustable height grills such as Engelbrecht, Lone Star Grillz, and others.
Topics: 22 Posts: 701
Last Post: Touchè @Troutman
22 701
Touchè @Troutman
Flat-Tops, Griddles, And Planchas
Discussion of flat-top standalone grills & griddles, like Blackstone and Cuisinart for example. For flat top griddle inserts, see Accessories or the grill channel that the insert goes with.
Topics: 139 Posts: 2,555
139 2,555
Electric Grills And Smokers
For discussion of all brands of electric grills and/or smokers.
Topics: 132 Posts: 2,073
Last Post: Friedrich fmp 400
132 2,073
Friedrich fmp 400
Pizza Ovens
Discuss any standalone pizza oven here, all fuels.
Topics: 23 Posts: 409
23 409
In Memoriam
Here's where we'll post 'In Memoriam' news & tributes to Pit Members whom we're aware of having passed away.
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6 187
DIY: Outdoor Kitchens/Patios, Refurbs, And Home-Built Smokers
Here is where you can show off your latest smoker build, grill or smoker refurb project, or ask questions & take notes from those who've tackled such jobs.
Topics: 109 Posts: 2,498
109 2,498
Southern Yankee Rotisserie Smoker
by jmf_stl
Show off your outdoor patios, kitchens, and built-ins, or ask questions and take notes from those who've shared theirs.
Topics: 30 Posts: 1,142
Last Post: Wind Storm Damage
30 1,142
Old Glory
Wind Storm Damage
Multi-Fuel and Other Misc. Grills and Smokers
Use this for anything that spans multiple types of cookers, such as "Help me decide between..." or "Which is better, pellets or gas?" Please do not use this for specific cooker types or fuel types.
Topics: 91 Posts: 2,429
Last Post: New Smoker Coming!
91 2,429
New Smoker Coming!
Accessories, Thermometers, And Cookware
Topics: 451 Posts: 7,289
451 7,289
Problem with Grill Grates ET732
by RonB
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Texas Style BBQ In Sweden....
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Sam's, Costco, Restaurant Depot, Kroger, Publix, HEB, and others.
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Damascus Duck
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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

Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater


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


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

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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