Welcome!


This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 3 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Lost Username or Password | Pitmaster Club Information, | Join 30 Days Free | Contact Us ]

There are 2 page views remaining.

Announcement

Collapse

Meat-Up in Memphis 2021

Join us in Memphis for our Meat-Up! Space is limited to 400, secure your spot by booking early!
Click here for details. (https://amazingribs.com/memphis)
See more
See less

Thermoworks Smoke Gateway - Almost at my wits end with this POS - help!

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts
  • Rancherstriker
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 41
    • Queretaro, Mexico
    • Cooking with:
      Weber performer 22.5"
      Weber Chimney Starter
      Smokenator

      Can help with: Paella, fresh pasta dishes.
      Can't help with: Bread and bakery

    Thermoworks Smoke Gateway - Almost at my wits end with this POS - help!

    So, enticed by the siren song of having my grill watched wherever I am in the house, I bought the gateway... Smoke is a GREAT product, but I'm having a LOT of problems getting this thing to work.

    I managed to make it connect to wifi and sync with the smoke. but then, if the unit is not next to the smoke, it disconnects and I have to delete the device from the app, do a hard reset and re-add and re-connect everything again for it to get working again.

    This can be as intended... anyone here got this thing and had better luck than I?
  • Huskee
    Pit Boss
    • May 2014
    • 14647
    • central MI, USA
    • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

      Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

      Smokers / Grills
      • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
      • PBC
      • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
      • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
      • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
      • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
      • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
      • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
      • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
      • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

      Thermometers
      • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
      • (7) Maverick ET-732s
      • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
      • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
      • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
      • Thermapen MkII, orange
      • ThermoPop, yellow
      • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
      • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
      • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
      • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

      Accessories
      • Instant Pot 6qt
      • Anova Bluetooth SV
      • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
      • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
      • BBQ Dragon
      • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
      • Weber grill topper
      • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
      • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
      • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

      Beverages
      • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
      • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
      • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
      • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
      • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
      • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
      • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

      About me
      Real name: Aaron
      Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

      Occupation:
      • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

    #2
    I'm trying to find some help for you...

    Comment

    • Rancherstriker
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 41
      • Queretaro, Mexico
      • Cooking with:
        Weber performer 22.5"
        Weber Chimney Starter
        Smokenator

        Can help with: Paella, fresh pasta dishes.
        Can't help with: Bread and bakery

      #3
      thanks! I have been looking in the internet but all I found are rave reviews on how this thing is awesome. Other than the official Thermoworks instructions and video couldn't find a thing

      Comment


      • EdF
        EdF commented
        Editing a comment
        The Thermoworks people take customer support seriously. Drop them a line!
    • Huskee
      Pit Boss
      • May 2014
      • 14647
      • central MI, USA
      • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

        Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

        Smokers / Grills
        • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
        • PBC
        • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
        • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
        • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
        • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
        • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
        • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
        • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
        • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

        Thermometers
        • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
        • (7) Maverick ET-732s
        • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
        • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
        • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
        • Thermapen MkII, orange
        • ThermoPop, yellow
        • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
        • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
        • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
        • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

        Accessories
        • Instant Pot 6qt
        • Anova Bluetooth SV
        • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
        • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
        • BBQ Dragon
        • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
        • Weber grill topper
        • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
        • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
        • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

        Beverages
        • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
        • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
        • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
        • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
        • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
        • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
        • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

        About me
        Real name: Aaron
        Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

        Occupation:
        • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

      #4
      Yeah, T-works will be the best resource.

      Comment

      • Bill McGrath
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 16
        • Depends on season - we're full-time RVers.
        • Anything worth doing is worth overdoing; excess in moderation!
          Favorite libation: wine, closely followed by artisan beers
          My Gear:
          18.5 Weber Smokey Mountain smoker
          Coleman gas grill (I'm an RVer - limited space)
          Grill Grates
          Auber Inst. Thermostatic Temperature Controller
          ThermoWorks Thermapen thermometer
          ThermoWorks TempTest 1 thermometer
          ThermoWorks Reference Thermapen thermometer
          ThermoWorks TW8060 two-channel thermometer
          ThermoWorks BlueTherm Duo thermometer
          ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S Infrared thermometer
          6-8 K-type thermocouple probes
          Maverick ET-732 Wireless Remote thermometer
          Polder Grill Surface Temperature thermometer
          ThermoWorks TimeStick clock/timer
          ThermoWorks 3001 Dry Well heat source (calibration tool)

        #5
        I tested the Gateway, and the review can be found as an addendum to the Smoke review. I struggled with it as well, but I suspect that the problems were due to some incompatibilities between my router and the Gateway itself. I'm a full-time RVer, and our router only connects to the Internet when we're in our home park. So I tried to connect it to my ATT my-fi modem/router. I couldn't get that to work. I went back and forth with tech support - who were very responsive - and I finally said I'd put off testing it until I could get my ActionTec router connected to a DSL line at home. I haven't had any problems since.

        The sort of problems you're having really should be addressed to ThermoWorks. They should have enough experience with users in the field that they can pinpoint problems quickly. I'm not a huge fan of the way the setup works, and I've made that point to the manufacturer. Give them a call and ask for Amanda - she's the guru on this equipment. My guess is that she'll be able to get you up and on the air.

        Bill McGrath

        Comment

        • Rancherstriker
          Club Member
          • Jul 2016
          • 41
          • Queretaro, Mexico
          • Cooking with:
            Weber performer 22.5"
            Weber Chimney Starter
            Smokenator

            Can help with: Paella, fresh pasta dishes.
            Can't help with: Bread and bakery

          #6
          Thanks Bill!

          Comment

          • Spinaker
            Moderator
            • Nov 2014
            • 10401
            • Land of Tonka
            • John "J R"
              Instagram: JRBowlsby
              Smokin' Hound Que
              Minnesota/ United States of America

              ********************************************
              Assistants
              Dexter (Beagle mix)
              Kinnick (American Foxhound)
              ************************

              Grills/Smokers/Fryers
              Big Green Egg (Large) X2
              Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

              Broil King Keg
              Karubeque C-60
              Kamado Joe Jr. (Black)
              Lodge L410 Hibachi
              Pit Barrel Cooker
              Pit Barrel Cooker 2.0
              R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

              Weber Spirit Gasser
              ******************.
              Thermometers
              FireBoard (Base Package)
              Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
              Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
              **************

              Accessories
              BBQ Dragon
              Big Green Egg Plate Setter
              Benzomatic TS4000 Torch X 2
              Benzomatic TS800 High Temp Torch X 2

              Bayou Classic 44 qt Stainless Stock Pot
              Bayou Classic 35K BTU Burner

              Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
              Dragon VT 2-23 C Torch
              Eggspander Kit X2
              Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

              Finex Cat Iron Line
              FireBoard Drive
              Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
              Grill Grates
              Joule Water Circulator
              KBQ Fire Grate

              Kick Ash Basket (KAB) X4
              Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
              Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
              Large Vortex
              Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
              Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
              Smithey No. 12
              Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
              Stargazer No.10, 12
              Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
              Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
              ********************************
              Fuel
              FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
              Kingsford Blue and White
              Rockwood Lump Charcoal
              Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60
              **************************

              Cutlery
              Buck 119 Special
              Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
              Global
              Shun
              Wusthof
              *******
              Next Major Purchase
              Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

            #7
            Or call Fireboard............

            Comment

            • Rancherstriker
              Club Member
              • Jul 2016
              • 41
              • Queretaro, Mexico
              • Cooking with:
                Weber performer 22.5"
                Weber Chimney Starter
                Smokenator

                Can help with: Paella, fresh pasta dishes.
                Can't help with: Bread and bakery

              #8
              Originally posted by Spinaker View Post
              Or call Fireboard............
              huh. Had I know this was around wouldn't have bought the smoke.

              Comment

              • Bill McGrath
                Founding Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 16
                • Depends on season - we're full-time RVers.
                • Anything worth doing is worth overdoing; excess in moderation!
                  Favorite libation: wine, closely followed by artisan beers
                  My Gear:
                  18.5 Weber Smokey Mountain smoker
                  Coleman gas grill (I'm an RVer - limited space)
                  Grill Grates
                  Auber Inst. Thermostatic Temperature Controller
                  ThermoWorks Thermapen thermometer
                  ThermoWorks TempTest 1 thermometer
                  ThermoWorks Reference Thermapen thermometer
                  ThermoWorks TW8060 two-channel thermometer
                  ThermoWorks BlueTherm Duo thermometer
                  ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S Infrared thermometer
                  6-8 K-type thermocouple probes
                  Maverick ET-732 Wireless Remote thermometer
                  Polder Grill Surface Temperature thermometer
                  ThermoWorks TimeStick clock/timer
                  ThermoWorks 3001 Dry Well heat source (calibration tool)

                #9
                Keep in mind that the original Smoke, without the Gateway, allowed you to use its own receiver. IMO, this is a better solution than having to play with my phone all the time. Ok, I'm an old fart, resistant to new technologies, but the simple receiver really tells me all I need to know. I rarely travel afar while I'm cooking, so the ability to check on my cook while off having a pint at the pub isn't a feature I would use much. To each his own...

                Comment


                • Spinaker
                  Spinaker commented
                  Editing a comment
                  I hear you on not leaving your cooker much but, It's nice to not have a receiver to worry about. When it's built into your phone, you don't need the extra handset.
                  Not to mention having WIFI built into Fireboard, instead of having to buy a bridge to make it wireless.

                  But like you said, To Each his own.....

                • RobertC
                  RobertC commented
                  Editing a comment
                  Part of the promise of the Gateway was extended range; another part was a temperature log. I don't travel far while cooking either, but the current Smoke remote won't work if I'm in my front yard and the transmitter is in my back yard. And, it would be handy to have a log.
              • DWCowles
                Founding Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 9762
                • Smiths Grove, Ky
                • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

                #10
                Yep, I would call Thermoworks customer service, nice folks.

                Comment

                • Rancherstriker
                  Club Member
                  • Jul 2016
                  • 41
                  • Queretaro, Mexico
                  • Cooking with:
                    Weber performer 22.5"
                    Weber Chimney Starter
                    Smokenator

                    Can help with: Paella, fresh pasta dishes.
                    Can't help with: Bread and bakery

                  #11
                  Originally posted by Bill McGrath View Post
                  Keep in mind that the original Smoke, without the Gateway, allowed you to use its own receiver. IMO, this is a better solution than having to play with my phone all the time. Ok, I'm an old fart, resistant to new technologies, but the simple receiver really tells me all I need to know. I rarely travel afar while I'm cooking, so the ability to check on my cook while off having a pint at the pub isn't a feature I would use much. To each his own...
                  my problem with the smoke is mainly for overnight cooks. the receiver won't work on my bedroom (too many walls). otherwise it works fine if im on the tv room or such. I'll keep the smoke for my second grill and switch to the fireboard for my main cooks.

                  I've been using the anova sous vide and its great to be at work and check on the cook from there, and I bought the gateway under the impression that I was going to be able to do the same thing. apparently you can, the problem is the app (its AWFUL) and the fact that if the thing disconnects for some reason you have to be physically there to do all the setup again

                  Comment

                  • Bill McGrath
                    Founding Member
                    • Jul 2014
                    • 16
                    • Depends on season - we're full-time RVers.
                    • Anything worth doing is worth overdoing; excess in moderation!
                      Favorite libation: wine, closely followed by artisan beers
                      My Gear:
                      18.5 Weber Smokey Mountain smoker
                      Coleman gas grill (I'm an RVer - limited space)
                      Grill Grates
                      Auber Inst. Thermostatic Temperature Controller
                      ThermoWorks Thermapen thermometer
                      ThermoWorks TempTest 1 thermometer
                      ThermoWorks Reference Thermapen thermometer
                      ThermoWorks TW8060 two-channel thermometer
                      ThermoWorks BlueTherm Duo thermometer
                      ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S Infrared thermometer
                      6-8 K-type thermocouple probes
                      Maverick ET-732 Wireless Remote thermometer
                      Polder Grill Surface Temperature thermometer
                      ThermoWorks TimeStick clock/timer
                      ThermoWorks 3001 Dry Well heat source (calibration tool)

                    #12
                    Call me Darth, but I've been poking around on the Dark Side lately. After reading articles on it, I bought an Instant Pot, an all-in-one device that will do pressure cooking, sauteing, slow cooking, making rice, baking AND sous vide. I can set the water temp to anything I want and it will hold it there for as long as I program it to. I've checked the accuracy using my ThermoWorks TempTest1, and it stays within a degree or two of the settings. I've cooked up some Costco top sirloins and they were excellent when warmed to 130ºF in the Instant Pot and seared on the grill. I cooked up some of Meathead's Kansas City barbecue sauce, including the tamarind paste ingredient, then applied it to some pressure-cooked wings before putting them under the broiler to finish. Dynamite! So many gadgets; so little money!

                    Comment


                    • Troutman
                      Troutman commented
                      Editing a comment
                      Friend of mine just bought an Instant Pot. I'm very interested in seeing your take on it after you use it for a while. I have an Anova and am very happy with it, but the pressure cooker, rice maker, slow cooker combo is what intrigues me.
                  • Troutman
                    Club Member
                    • Aug 2017
                    • 7046
                    • Republic of Texallence

                    • OUTDOOR COOKERS
                      22" Weber Kettle - Red Premium Limited Edition
                      6 Burner Weber Summit Gasser
                      22" and 18" Weber WSM Smoker
                      18” Jumbo Joe
                      36" double door Lyfe Tyme offset stick burner (SOLD !)
                      Pitts & Spitts Pellet Pro 2436
                      BBQ ACCESSORIES
                      Classic Thermopen
                      Thermoworks SMOKE
                      Fireboard Pro with Pit Viper fan
                      Grill Grates
                      SNS for the 22" Weber kettle
                      A-MAZE-N Smoker 12" Tube & Tray
                      Weber stainless veggie basket
                      Weber stainless fish basket
                      Weber stainless rib rack
                      Phat Mat cooking mats
                      Barbestar BBQ Cooking Gloves
                      WOOD & PELLET PREFERENCES
                      For Beef (brisket, beef ribs, large clods/roasts) = 100% mesquite, oak or hickory
                      For Chicken & other fowl = competition blend, cherry/oak/hickory
                      For Turkey = 100% hickory or competition blend
                      For Pork Shoulder = mesquite, oak or hickory
                      For Pork Chops or Ribs = 100% applewood
                      SOUS VIDE
                      Anova Immersion Circulator 900 watt & 12 & 18 quart Rubbermaid containers with hinged sous vide lids
                      INDOOR COOKWARE
                      Generic Calphalon non-stick cookware set of pots and pans
                      12" & 14" All-Clad Stainless skillets
                      Cast Iron 12" skillet by Victoria
                      La Creuset Cast Iron 7 quart Dutch Oven - Yellow Round
                      La Creuset Cast Iron 7 quart Dutch Oven - Cherry Oval
                      Old Revere Wear Copper & Stainless Pots (handed down)

                      JA Henckels 15 piece Stainless Knife Set
                      Victorinox 12" Fibrox Pro Slicing Knive
                      Victorinox 6" Curved Boning Knife
                      Set of Dalstrong Japanese Steak Knives

                    #13
                    As to the Smoke, I've not had any problems with readouts. What I am experiencing is probe failure. I had one probe go haywire in the middle of a cook. I called ThermoWorks and they rushed me a new probe, I mean I had it within like 48 hours. The new probe, which is like 6-8 weeks old now, read beautifully yesterday cooking a chicken, temp got right up to 158* in the breast (so I was about to pull the bird) THEN all of a sudden it dropped to 148* and started DOWNWARD. I'm like, what the heck? Pulled out my Thermopen and breast was right at 159* so chicken was perfect but new probe is shot. I'm SV some meat right now at 132* and took out all my probes and tested them. Only two that were way off were the Themo probes. Hate to have to call them again but this could get old real fast.

                    One word..... hope Santa brings me that Fireboard.......

                    Comment


                    • Thunder77
                      Thunder77 commented
                      Editing a comment
                      I guess I have better luck than you with Thermoworks probes. I just recently replaced my first TW probe after two years of use.
                  • Rancherstriker
                    Club Member
                    • Jul 2016
                    • 41
                    • Queretaro, Mexico
                    • Cooking with:
                      Weber performer 22.5"
                      Weber Chimney Starter
                      Smokenator

                      Can help with: Paella, fresh pasta dishes.
                      Can't help with: Bread and bakery

                    #14
                    I bought an Anova for sous-viding steaks. I do them at 54°c (Medium rare) and then finish them up on the grill with the slow n sear. AWESOME.
                    Been thinking to do what the SV community call "Can't F*ck it up fried chicken" (Basically, do the chicken sous vide, then just dip and fry the coating.) But then I found about kettle fried chicken...

                    Comment

                    • allsid
                      AmazingRibs.com's Head Fire Starter
                      • Apr 2017
                      • 349
                      • Missoula, Montana USA
                      • Check me out on Instagram:
                        @GrillingMontana

                      #15
                      Gateway kicked my butt Rancherstriker until I put my tail between my legs and called TW. Has worked fine since. I hope you have the same experience as it is fun to monitor from your mobile device.

                      Comment

                      Announcement

                      Collapse

                      Meat-Up in Memphis 2021

                      Join us in Memphis for our Meat-Up! Space is limited to 400, secure your spot by booking early!
                      Click here for details. (https://amazingribs.com/memphis)
                      See more
                      See less
                      Working...
                      X
                      Meat-Up in Memphis

                      T-Shirts & More T-Shirts & More
                      Order men's and women's T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Aprons, Mugs, Caps, Tote Bags, Flasks, and more, all imprinted with the Pitmaster Club logo. There's even a spiral bound journal where you can make notes on your cooks.

                      Cool Embroidered Shirt Cool Embroidered Shirt
                      This beautifully embroidered shirt is the same one Meathead wears in public and on TV. It's wash and wear and doesn't need ironing (really!), but it is a soft cottonlike feel. Choice of four colors and both men's and women's.

                      Click here for more info.

                      Support ARC

                      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, and it has zero impact on the price you pay, but has a major impact on our ability to improve this site! And remember, we only recommend products we love. If you like AmazingRibs.com, please save this link and use it every time you go to Amazon.

                      https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs

                      BBQ Stars

                      Spotlight

                      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.

                      Use our links when you buy things

                      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

                      https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs

                       


                      Placeholder

                      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!

                      thermapen

                      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

                      Placeholder

                      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


                      Placeholder

                      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