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User Manual: Help!, FAQs, and Tutorials
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! Members cannot create new topics here or comment in most FAQ & Tutorial posts, but you can ask questions in the Ask For Help With The Pitmaster Club, Your Membership, Etc. topic.
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Give a 1-Yr Pitmaster Club Membership
by Huskee
Announcements From Management
Here's where we'll post all general announcements.
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Banning unruly members
by radshop
'Great Giveaway' Monthly Sweepstakes Winners
Each month on or near the 7th-10th we'll announce the THREE winners of our "Great Giveaway" Monthly Sweepstakes right here! Also inside are the archives of past years' winners and the link to the current prizes.
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2018 Winners (14/1,637)
2015-2017 Winners (19/1,940)
Introduce Yourself
Introduce Yourself
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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Last Post: Sous Vide Sear
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Sous Vide Sear
Suggestion Box And Bug Reports
Suggestion Box And Bug Reporting
Please post your suggestions to improve the Pitmaster Club Forum experience here. If you have a question on how to get around here, please visit the "User Manual: Help!, FAQs, and Tutorials" channel (at the very top of this Channels Page here), and if you have a question about your personal or membership details, please visit your My Membership page.
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414 5,846
Suggestion: Real-time chat
Meet Our Team
Meet Our Team
Here's the moderators, administrators, and other ancillary staff brief bios.
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Last Post: Meet the Team
13 342
Meet the Team
by Nate
Discounts And Deals
Special Deals For Anyone
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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449 5,056
Special Deals For Members Only
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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28 784
Sneak Peeks
Sneak Previews Of The Public Site
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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138 1,990
Previews From Meathead's Next Book
Excerpts 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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29 867
Heath Newburn
Culinary Art In Your Backyard
Audio & Video
Happy Hour Live Interactive Broadcasts
Starting May 2020, we will hold live Zoom "Virtual Happy Hour" webinars tentatively the 1st Thursday each month, at 7:30pm CT, via Zoom featuring AmazingRibs.com staff, Pitmaster Club members and pros on various topics. We'll post the recorded Happy Hour shows here! The sticky post will give you all the info you'll need to join us live or watch the recorded shows.
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Jeff Tracy (a.k.a. JT the Cowboy Cook) Radio Interviews
Jeff Tracy (JT) The Cowboy Cook brings a great passion and love for barbecuing to his Barbecue Nation listeners during his weekly 2-hour show and daily updates. Based at the flagship station, AM 860 The Answer in Portland, Oregon, Barbecue Nation is the only nationally syndicated radio show covering cooking styles and techniques along with the outdoor living lifestyle. The show includes regular segments with Meathead of AmazingRibs.com and others pros, as well as outdoor cooking news from the Kansas City BBQ Society and National Barbecue News.
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19 70
JT Interviews Max Good
The 'PitCast' With Greg Rempe
The "PitCast" With Greg Rempe was our podcast of news, interviews with Meathead, moderators and Pitmaster Club members, and other BBQ news from the past. The PitCast ran from 2016 to April 2020, a total of 195 episodes.
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204 2,698
2020 Episodes (10/137)
2019 Episodes (53/411)
2018 Episodes (52/700)
2017 Episodes (52/1,060)
2016 Episodes (37/390)
Miscellaneous Audio & Video Interviews With BBQ Pros
This is where you'll find the Pitmaster Club Audio Interview & Video interviews, featuring some HUGE names in the BBQ and cooking world like Harry Soo, Myron Mixon, Chris Lilly, Ted Reader, Dr. Blonder, and Tuffy Stone, interviewed by Meathead and Clint Cantwell.
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30 774
Free Deep Dive Guide eBooks
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3 139
Ribs Deep Dive Guide eBook
by kjbarth
Barbecue News Magazine
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11 27
July 2020 Barbecue News
Tailgater Magazine
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2 3
Tailgater Magazine May/June Issue
Cartoons By Jerry King
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 321 & 322
151 1,738
Mr. Bones
Cartoons 321 & 322
'HOT From The Pit!' Newsletter Archives
Current 2020 Editions
Here you'll find all of this current year's editions of "HOT From The Pit!" newsletters, exclusively for Pitmaster Club members. Don't forget the previous years' issues in their sub-channels below.
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6 69
Clint Cantwell
May 2020 "HOT From The Pit!"
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12 96
Steve B
January 2019 - "HOT From The Pit!"
by Steve B
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12 286
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12 186
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5 41
12.23.2016 Hot From The Pit Newsletter
by Guest
Competition BBQ
Competitive Cooking
Discuss cooking competition-style or practicing for a comp, or just sharing your pics and experiences.
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69 1,158
Discuss what judges look for, scoring, judging classes, sharing your experiences if you're a BBQ judge, etc.
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25 301
Rectangular Chicken Thighs
Organizing Competitions and Events
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
Misc. Competition BBQ Discussion
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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198 2,967
Compart or Prairie Fresh?
BBQ And Cooking Classes
BBQ And Cooking Classes
Discussion about upcoming BBQ or cooking classes or experiences/pics from classes you've attended, near or far.
Topics: 63 Posts: 1,208
63 1,208
100 tips from pitmasters
Meat-Ups and Member Gatherings
Official Pitmaster Club Member Meat-Ups
This is where we'll post info on our official AmazingRibs.com Pitmaster Club 'Meat-Ups'. Members cannot start topics here, but can comment on existing topics.
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14 530
Meat-Up In Memphis is ON!
Member Gatherings
Check in here to see info on or to post a call-to-action for Pitmaster Club gatherings in your area.
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80 1,834
Show us your rib face
by Huskee
Recipes, Technique, Food, Cooking
Misc Food Talk
For all other food & technique discussion.
Topics: 188 Posts: 25,986
188 25,986
Kicking off the weekend
by Attjack
Ribs, pulled pork, bacon, ham, etc.
Topics: 2,403 Posts: 36,225
2,403 36,225
Mr. Bones
Pork cook--40,000 pounds!
Anything beef: steak, brisket, pastrami, pulled beef, beef heart, shank, etc. For burgers please use the Burgers channel.
Topics: 3,286 Posts: 53,472
3,286 53,472
Poultry: Chicken, Turkey, and Duck
For any and all chicken & turkey recipes and cooking talk, including duck. For goose and other hunted waterfowl, please use the Wild Game channel.
Topics: 905 Posts: 12,735
Last Post: 3 lb turkey breast
905 12,735
3 lb turkey breast
by fzxdoc
For all burger talk- cheese, beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, even veggie!
Topics: 180 Posts: 3,659
180 3,659
When to salt your burger patties.
Topics: 143 Posts: 1,720
Last Post: Lamb Ribs
143 1,720
Lamb Ribs
by tellner
Fish & Seafood
For all fish & seafood recipes and discussion.
Topics: 279 Posts: 4,003
Last Post: Grilled Mahi -
279 4,003
Grilled Mahi -
by BFlynn
Wild Game
Anything hunted: deer, bear, elk, moose, goose, pheasant, rabbit, etc.
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123 1,457
Sausages, Jerky, Salami, Bologna, Brats and Hot Dogs
If it's cured, smoked, made of meat, stick-shaped, tube-shaped, finger food or eaten on a bun, talk about it here!
Topics: 200 Posts: 3,282
Last Post: Fedex Fails Again
200 3,282
Fedex Fails Again
by Rod
Pizza and Flatbreads
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: 190 Posts: 3,205
190 3,205
Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas, Nachos & Tortillas
Classic Mexican or Mexican/American fare, including homemade tortillas- talk about it here.
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35 657
Why don't my tortillas "puff?"
Storebought or home-grown, types, recipes, all discussion starring "the glorious fruit"!
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69 1,143
BBQ Bourbon Pork & Beans
Pasta dishes, Italian or otherwise; homemade pasta, anything involving oodles of noodles. For pasta sauce, please see the Other Sauces channel.
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18 247
Found my old lasagna recipe (1975)
by Huskee
Cheese types, uses, cold-smoking cheese; all cheese talk!
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Last Post: Cold Smoke Cheese
10 130
Cold Smoke Cheese
by Skip
Anything potato: fries, baked taters, chips, scalloped, mashed, tots, hashbrowns, potato casseroles, Au Gratin, etc.
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50 623
smokin fool
Fall Off The Bone Potatoes
Soup, Chili, and Stew
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: 111 Posts: 2,131
111 2,131
Justin Black
Quick meals from ground beef
Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs, Salads, Salsas and Slaws
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: 178 Posts: 2,866
178 2,866
Show Us What You're Growing
by Ricardo
Snacks, Munchies & Dips
All the other finger foods, snacks, and dips we love.
Topics: 95 Posts: 1,532
Last Post: Frozen pig shots
95 1,532
Frozen pig shots
BBQ Sauces & Recipes
Commercial or home-made, types, recipes, uses, and general discussion of any and all BBQ sauces.
Topics: 189 Posts: 2,806
Last Post: Old Bay hot sauce
189 2,806
Old Bay hot sauce
by KenC52
Rubs, Seasonings, Marinades, Injections, Brines, Batters and Pastes
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: 380 Posts: 5,770
380 5,770
Salting, Brining, Curing
From dry or wet brining to pink Himalayan salt to curing- talk salt here!
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Last Post: Dry brining ribs
36 539
Dry brining ribs
by tRidiot
All baking; breads, cakes, sweet or savory, oven or even smoker baking discussion.
Topics: 250 Posts: 5,507
Last Post: Showed some Rye..
250 5,507
Showed some Rye..
Recipes for home-made, or discussion of commercial: ketchup, mustard, tartar sauce, aioli, butter, maple syrup, honey, relish, etc.
Topics: 79 Posts: 1,279
Last Post: Pickled red onion
79 1,279
Pickled red onion
Breakfast Foods & Recipes
Classic breakfast foods; eggs, omelets, quiche, sausage gravy, scrambles, hashes, cereals, oatmeals, etc.
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Last Post: Easter omelet
49 717
Easter omelet
Desserts, Candy & Other Sweets
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.
Topics: 78 Posts: 949
78 949
Sous Vide Cooking And Recipes
Any and all sous vide recipes and technique discussion. For sous vide devices, please see the Sous Vide Devices channel under Accessories.
Topics: 411 Posts: 7,982
Last Post: Sous vide pork ribs
411 7,982
Sous vide pork ribs
by Mosca
Rotisserie And Shawarma
Anything cooked on a rotisserie or spit; recipes, techniques, etc. For rotisserie devices please see the Rotisseries channel under Accessories.
Topics: 33 Posts: 760
Last Post: Rotisserie chuckie!
33 760
Rotisserie chuckie!
Sammys: sandwiches, grilled cheese, Philly steak & cheese, Banh mi, etc.
Topics: 89 Posts: 1,390
Last Post: Pastrami question
89 1,390
Pastrami question
by shify
Dutch Oven
Any recipe made in, and unique to, a Dutch oven; even it overlaps any of the above Recipe & Food channels.
Topics: 29 Posts: 433
29 433
Side Dishes and Appetizers
All those other "small" things that don't really fit in any other channel.
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94 1,379
A Twist on Cowboy Candy
by shify
Other Sauces & Glazes
Marinara, red sauce, teriyaki, adobo, fish sauce, honey or brown sugar glazes, other. For BBQ sauces please see the BBQ Sauces channel.
Topics: 81 Posts: 1,059
Last Post: Sunday Gravy
81 1,059
Rob Johnston
Sunday Gravy
Oils: Cooking or Frying
Discussion of all cooking & frying oils; olive, corn, canola, peanut, avocado, sunflower, safflower; types, uses, preferences, etc.
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5 140
Everything Else Food & Technique
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.
Topics: 1,289 Posts: 50,248
1,289 50,248
Smoke Scrubber For Traeger?
by zzdocxx
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44 1,073
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13 530
Where Do Get Your Wine
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57 530
Liquor & Spirits
Whisk(e)y, Scotch, Gin, Tequila, etc.
Topics: 91 Posts: 2,513
91 2,513
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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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Last Post: Iced tea
30 645
smokin fool
Iced tea
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16 5,691
For Sale, Trade, Or Wanted
For Sale, Trade, Or Wanted
This section is for the sale/trade or want ads of barbecue & cooking related items only.
Topics: 363 Posts: 4,062
363 4,062
Selling my Grilla alpha
Pitmaster Club Shirts & Swag
Pitmaster Club Shirts & Other Merchandise
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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3 74
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
Topics: 262 Posts: 4,534
262 4,534
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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14 167
Kitchen oven accuracy
Wood (Logs, Chunks, Chips)
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: 197 Posts: 3,750
197 3,750
Steve R.
Found myself a wood supplier
For discussion of wood pellets as a fuel: types, flavors/species, brands, sales, etc. For pellet cooker discussion, please see proper pellet cooker channel.
Topics: 14 Posts: 161
14 161
Best pellets? Real information?
Other And Misc Fuels
Hay, corn cobs, etc; any other grill or smoker fuel source or using multiple fuel sources.
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11 1,693
🔥 Feed the Flame! 🔥
Fire Starters
Do you use Weber Starter Cubes, or Tumbleweeds, newspaper, or a blow torch? Talk about your favorite fire-starters here!
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7 156
Grills, Smokers, And Other Cookers
Charcoal Cabinet Smokers, Water Smokers, And Gravity-Feed
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.
Charcoal Grills
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.
Hasty-Bake (25/533)
Klose (2/67)
M Grills (1/17)
Masterbuilt (6/140)
Napoleon (1/12)
Weber Kettle (546/11,384)
Portable Kitchen (PK) (103/1,840)
Charcoal Drums, Barrels, And Bullet Smokers
For all round, barrel/drum and bullet cookers like Pit Barrel Cooker, Weber Smokey Mountain, Napoleon Apollo, Gateway, or homemade drum smokers.
Barrel House (11/195)
Brinkmann (1/8)
Gateway Drum (3/53)
Hunsaker Vortex (5/122)
Pit Barrel Cooker (1,449/25,857)
Weber Smokey Mountain (145/2,338)
Charcoal Kamados
For discussion of ceramic or metal round insulated oven-like kamado grills & smokers, such as Big Green Egg, Kamado Joe, Akorn, and Primo.
Akorn (13/146)
Big Green Egg (40/772)
Grilla Kong (2/40)
Kalamazoo (1/20)
Kamado Joe (22/432)
Komodo Kamado (5/80)
Primo (30/543)
Vision Grills (4/58)
Electric Grills And Smokers
Not interested in starting a fire? Talk about electric smokers here, such as those from Masterbuilt, Bradley, Smoke Hollow, and Char-Broil.
Flat-Tops, Griddles, And Planchas
For discussion of diner-style outdoor standalone griddles such as the Blackstone or Camp Chef; griddle or plancha inserts; and the wood-fueled Arteflame.
Gas Grills
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.
Blaze (10/174)
Broil King (15/121)
Char-Broil (17/214)
Napoleon (15/192)
Saber (1/5)
Weber (119/1,666)
Gas Smokers
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.
Camp Chef (41/467)
Char-Broil (3/12)
Masterbuilt (20/179)
Meadow Creek (1/4)
Smoke Hollow (1/10)
Log Burners
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.
Horizon Smokers (15/437)
Jambo Smokers (1/50)
Karubecue (KBQ) (100/7,117)
Klose (1/15)
Lang (30/492)
Lone Star Grillz (28/649)
M Grills (13/200)
Oklahoma Joe (30/578)
The Good One (11/403)
Yoder Smokers (14/237)
Multi-Fuel and Other Misc. Grills and Smokers
Use this for anything that spans multiple types of cookers, such as "Help me decide between a drum smoker and a log burner," or "Which is better, pellets or gas?" Please do not use this for specific cooker types or fuel types.
Open-Fire Grills
Discuss all open-fire (no lid) cookers, such as the popular Santa Maria and Argentinian style cookers and Braais, or campfire grills.
Pellet Cookers
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.
Camp Chef (19/265)
Grilla Grills (13/182)
MAK Grills (17/278)
Masterbuilt (0/0)
REC TEC (76/1,224)
Traeger (17/260)
Weber (38/1,107)
Yoder (15/193)
Pizza Ovens
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.
Pizza Ovens (26/438)
DIY: Outdoor Kitchens/Patios, Refurbs, And Home-Built Smokers
Home-Built Smokers And Refurbs
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: 121 Posts: 2,733
121 2,733
Patios, Outdoor Kitchens, & Fuel Storage
Show off your outdoor patios, kitchens, built-ins, or your wood piles & other fuel storage areas. Ask questions and take notes from those who've shared theirs.
Topics: 54 Posts: 1,564
54 1,564
Accessories, Thermometers, And Cookware
Topics: 501 Posts: 8,218
501 8,218
Instant Read choices
by BBQPhil
Thermostatic Controllers
Stop by here to talk about temperature controllers like the Party Q or Digi Q
Topics: 277 Posts: 3,370
277 3,370
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80 1,721
Grill Grates
Aftermarket grill grates, such as GrillGrate brand and others; as well as build type (cast iron, stainless steel, etc).
Topics: 30 Posts: 423
Last Post: GG Unboxing
30 423
GG Unboxing
by zzdocxx
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33 899
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102 2,248
Cracked my pizza stone. Now what?
by FireMan
Topics: 117 Posts: 3,976
Last Post: CI Cooker
117 3,976
CI Cooker
Kettle Accessories
Come here to read and share info on your favorite kettle accessories.
Topics: 437 Posts: 9,144
437 9,144
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107 2,101
Ready to jump in the pool.
Topics: 11 Posts: 209
11 209
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Last Post: New toy
4 46
New toy
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23 412
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17 474
All other accessories, add-ons, gadgets and cookware items that do not fit in the other sub-channels.
Topics: 822 Posts: 13,965
822 13,965
Cookbooks, Websites, TV, Videos & Other Media
Cookbooks, Websites, Articles, Videos & TV Shows
Talk about your favorite cookbooks, web articles, cooking sites, video recipes, and TV cooking shows.
Topics: 186 Posts: 3,380
186 3,380
Midnight Diner...Netflix
by FireMan
BBQ Joints, Steakhouses, And Other Restaurants
Misc. Or Multiple Locations
If your restaurant has multiple locations or you're looking for recommendations spanning multiple areas, pleas use this channel, otherwise please select a single state's or country's channel below. If your country isn't listed, please use Other.
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13 207
Support for local establishments
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8 62
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1 4
Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ
by MrSkimo
Topics: 5 Posts: 29
5 29
Where do you get your wood in AZ?
by Khuegin
Topics: 2 Posts: 6
Last Post: Bentonville Ar
2 6
Bentonville Ar
by _John_
Topics: 21 Posts: 151
21 151
Tips for great BBQ in CA needed!
by Timcee
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3 22
Best BBQ Joints in Colorado Springs
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1 6
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0 0
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15 71
Smoking Roberts BBQ New Port Richey
by Huskee
Topics: 3 Posts: 18
Last Post: Q in D.C.?
3 18
Q in D.C.?
by Rod
Topics: 17 Posts: 102
17 102
Jamaican Soul Restaurant Savannah, GA
Topics: 1 Posts: 30
Last Post: Hawaiian BBQ
1 30
Bighorn Dave
Hawaiian BBQ
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0 0
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25 193
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4 13
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9 38
CornBred in Ames, IA
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Last Post: Jones BBQ KCK
4 41
by jgreen
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5 28
Any Kentucky recommendations?
by EdF
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7 656
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Maine BBQ
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Kloby's Smokehouse in Laurel, MD
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BT Smokehouse- Sturbridge
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Manny's steak house in Minneapolis
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Letha's BBQ-Inn Hattiesburg, MS
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Road trip to Bozeman MT
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Testicle Festival
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Best Ham Ever, Plus Some Darned Fine Chicken
by Willy
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Yankee Pride
Goody Cole's Smokehouse
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Paydirt!! Real BBQ found in NJ!!
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Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q
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How the Mighty Have Fallen
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Nice Story...
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Chase's BBQ Shack - Woodward, OK
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Jerod Broussard
Smelling BBQ but eating ramen
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Bacon Week 2020
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Lewis Barbecue - Charleston SC
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The 10 Best BBQ Joints in South Dakota!
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Pigeon Forge BBQ
by Alakso
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2.5 year old Snow's brisket
by BFlynn
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Salt Lake City, UT — R&R BBQ
by Willy
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ZZQ - Richmond VA
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Charleston, WV
by Huskee
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LDs BBQ, East Troy WI
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Smoking Hot & Saucy - Newcastle
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smokin fool
BBQ pits in the GTA
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LA Pork Butt
Peruvian in Chile
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Anybody tried Bodean's?
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Ton's Kitchen
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South Island NZ BBQ??
by EdF
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Rooftop Smokehouse, Barcelona, Spain
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Texas Style BBQ In Sweden....
by Attjack
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St. Martin?
Meat Suppliers & Butchers
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Jimmie Rhoden
Orange Beach
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Looking for Prime Black Angus Brisket
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butcher in arkansas?
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Siesel's / Iowa Meat Farms
by ofelles
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Edward's Meats - Wheat Ridge
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Ferraro's Market
by tlaw
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Herman's Quality Meat Shoppe
by JPP
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Terrific Butcher in Washington, D.C.
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Eric T
Mooresville Value Market
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Iowa Premium Brisket?
by JGrana
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Brant’s Meat Market
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Doc Smoke J.Y.D.
Crestwood Meats
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(Grill Beast)
great butcher in Louisiana
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Wagner's Meats, Mount Airy MD
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Mc Auliffe's Meats Addison, Mich
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St. Louis Butcher - Max's Meats and Deli
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Great Butcher
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Morgan Ranch
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John Mull's Meats in Las Vegas
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Top of the Hill Farm Wolfeboro NH
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Awesome Butcher in NJ!
by pknj
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Clifton Park, NY
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Finding good ribs - Cleveland
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Bill Kamp's Meat Market in OKC
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The butcher shop
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HC in SC
Butcher Summerville, SC
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Black's BBQ Customer Service
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Snider Brothers Meats
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beef ribs
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Red Man
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Good butcher in Milwaukee?
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Most local Carnicerias
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The Australian Meat Emporium
by coreboy
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smokin fool
Wholesale Club Meats?
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Richardsons, Ealing, London
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Best BBQ supplier in Stockholm, Sweden?
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I think it's safe...
Big Box Retailers, Chain Stores, and Supermarkets
Sam's, Costco, Restaurant Depot, Kroger, Publix, HEB, and others.
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40 1,049
How do you brew your coffee?
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by Rod
"The Slaughterhouse"
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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Off Topic Discussion
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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Prayers Needed
In Memoriam
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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by fzxdoc
Charities We Support
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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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




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 Undisputed Champion!


The Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 is considered by the pros, and our team, to be the single best instant read thermometer. Don't accept cheap substitutes.  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


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

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

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

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

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