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  • Mr. Bones
    Birthday Hat Master
    • Sep 2016
    • 7970
    • Kansas Territory
    • Grills / Smokers
      *********************************************

      Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
      Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
      Oklahoma Joe Highland, gaskets, LavaLock baffle / tuning plate. 'Big Joe'
      Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
      Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
      Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
      Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
      Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
      Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
      Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
      Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

      Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
      Weber "H" Code 18.5" WSM '86 ($75 CL)
      Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

      Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
      Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
      Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
      Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
      Weber SJG M Code 'Lil Traveller'
      Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
      (Lime Green)
      Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
      Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!



      Thermometers:
      *********************************************
      Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
      Maverick ET-732, (Black)
      Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
      ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
      Blue ThermaPen Mk4
      Orange Thermapen Mk4
      Pink Thermapen Mk4
      ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
      ThermoWorks Smoke
      ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
      4 Pro Series cable extensions
      Smoke Gateway

      Accessories:
      *********************************************
      2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
      BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
      Warming shelf
      MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale
      Backyard Grill marinade injector
      Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
      Bear Paws
      Meat Rakes
      BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



      Cookware:
      Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
      G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
      '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
      60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
      50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
      Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
      Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

      Cutlery, etc.:
      Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
      Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
      Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
      Multiple steels, from all over the planet
      Crock sticks
      Diamond stones, various
      Lansky Sharpening System

      Tableware
      Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
      Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
      Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

    Has th World gone to pot?!?!?!

    Well, fer obvious reasons, I won't git into that debate, though I might jus have an opinion...

    But, it's safe enough to say that I have 'gone to pot', prompted by th recent sale, as posted by ssandy_561 ...

    Exhibit A:

    Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_5396.JPG Views:	1 Size:	1.19 MB ID:	532137

    Here's my rationale:
    My current crockpot, a real cheapy, is woefully underesized, which constitutes a serious detriment to doin any production cookin/caterin, which, of course, I would never even dream of!

    To make matters worse, it only has "OFF/LOW/HIGH" settins... not exackly th controllability I desire, when makin food.

    But the kicker was, mos likely, that I ain't got me no pressure cooker/canner. I've been lookin at these fer quite some time, both here on th forum, an out in th wilds of th interwebs...

    Any thoughts, comments, opinions, guidance from users, links, receipt sites, videos, etc.? from yall?

    Right here's th place to put em...
    Last edited by Mr. Bones; July 14th, 2018, 10:45 AM.
  • grantgallagher
    Club Member
    • Feb 2018
    • 851
    • NJ

    #2
    I like mine and use it quite a lot. Ive tested some stuff that i would normally do in the smoker like pulled pork...the results are good but i prefer the smoker.

    Where it really shines is doing slow cooker stuff like stews and cacciatore. Its also good for soups but no different really than dutch oven. Makes the best hard boiled eggs every time. Also really convenient for bone broth cause you can do it in 2 hours instead of 30 odd hours. Ummm...yeah, i think thats it. I do like it.

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    • grantgallagher
      grantgallagher commented
      Editing a comment
      One thing i have found...you will need to manually thicken almost any sauce that comes out of the pressure cooker function.

    • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
      Editing a comment
      You forgot the added benefit of no stinky house when you do the bone broth with the IP. Not sure on the other models, but the smart ones you can download a program specifically for bone broth that alternates the pressure so it kinda stirs the bones a bit with the boil. Other than that 1 program I don't use the Bluetooth app, but a lot of people have made some in depth programs for certain recipes.
  • ComfortablyNumb
    Club Member
    • May 2017
    • 2991
    • Northeast Washington
    • KBQ C-60
      PK360
      Thermoworks Smoke
      Thermoworks Thermopop
      Thermoworks Dot

    #3
    I don't know if the world has, but Washington state has. It's not instant though, it takes time to germinate, grow, and harvest. Oh wait, I see. Not what the thread is about. Never mind…...

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    • Bogy
      Bogy commented
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      Last week when we were in Washington we passed a few retail establishments, but I wasn't driving. But, yeah, never mind...

    • ComfortablyNumb
      ComfortablyNumb commented
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      Bogy Only a few? It seems like they are on every street corner now! On my way to Spokane I pass at least four (used to be five) stores and three farms.

    • Bogy
      Bogy commented
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      ComfortablyNumb , most of our driving to and from North Bend was on interstates/freeways, except for downtown Seattle and driving through the mountains. Did see at least one farm driving back from Skykomish.
  • lemayp
    Club Member
    • Jan 2016
    • 178
    • Chesapeake Va
    • Weber Smokey Joe
      Weber 22" with Slow 'N Sear
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      Engelbrecht Braten Campfire
      Maverick ET 733
      Thermapen MK4
      Favorite Beer - Bells Two Hearted

    #4
    I've had one a while now. Frozen chicken to finished meal in under 30 minutes is nice. I'll throw chicken breasts or thighs in with a bag of frozen spinach and some salt & pepper. 15 minutes on high and it will shred easily. Drop in a container of salsa and some cream cheese and eat. Sometimes i add chick peas or other beans. When wife isnt around, I'll add spice.

    I've made good pulled pork in it, but prefer to do that the original way. Roast beef is quick and easy in it. Wife does oatmeal and rice in it a lot. Google will give you tons of recipe sites, I really liked this recipe https://twosleevers.com/instant-pot-butter-chicken/. I make it much hotter though.

    Broths are another great thing to make in it. I'm sure you'll come up with more, but you'll figure out where it fits into your cookers fairly quickly.

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    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Thanks fer th many great ideas/suggestions!
      Much appreciated, brother!
  • Keiferr
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 961
    • Southeast Michigan

    #5
    Where do you put the charcoal?

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    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
      Editing a comment
      Charcoal goes right in th water, to make a infusion...

    • gcdmd
      gcdmd commented
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      I thought it was a stick burner.
  • jgreen
    Charter Member
    • Oct 2014
    • 2539
    • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
    • Cookers:
      Broil King XL
      Broil King Smoke
      Weber Kettle 26
      Grilla Pellet smoker
      Capital 40 natural gas
      Napoleon Pro 22 kettle

      Thermometer:
      Maverick 733
      Thermapen (ok..4 thermapens)
      Thermo works DOT (or two)
      Fireboard (probably my favourite)
      Thermworks Smoke (or two)

      Accessories:
      SnS (original, plus and XL)
      DnG pans, 6 or 7 of these
      Vortex
      Grillgrates
      and, maybe some other toys as well

    #6
    Another toy still sitting on my wish list. Well done Mr. Bones. Looking forward to your always fabulous reviews.

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    • BBQ_Steve-O
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 174
      • NorthWest WA State

      #7
      I use mine a lot for soups, stew chili etc, mainly during the cold months. You can't use it to can low acid food like meat and vegetables (except tomatoes) because you need 15 psi to can those and this only gets up to 11.6 psi, but you can use it to can high acid food like tomatoes and fruit jams.

      Here is an overview that will give you a lot of info to get started:
      https://cooking.nytimes.com/guides/4...an-instant-pot

      Happy cooking brother!

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      • BBQ_Steve-O
        BBQ_Steve-O commented
        Editing a comment
        A couple other thoughts... I found that it is faster to saute or brown meats (for stew and whatnot) on the stove instead of the IP. Also, if you heat liquids and broths in the microwave before pouring it in the IP, you will get you up to pressure quicker.
        Last edited by BBQ_Steve-O; July 14th, 2018, 10:11 AM. Reason: fat fingers
    • CaptainMike
      Club Member
      • Nov 2015
      • 2223
      • The Great State of Jefferson
      • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill w/SnS and DnG (Spartacus)
        Old school big'ol Traeger w/Pro controller (Big Tex)
        2 W22's w/SnS, DnG (1 black, 1 copper) (Minions 1 and 2)
        20+ y/o many times rebuilt Weber Genesis w/GrillGrates (Gas Passer)
        20 x 30 Santa Maria grill (Maria, duh)
        Bradley cabinet smoker (Pepper Gomez)
        36" Blackstone griddle (The Black Beauty)
        Fireboard
        Thermoworks Smoke and Thermapen.

      #8
      Well, here's what His Willieness has to say on the subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6c6eUeoa9Q

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      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
        Editing a comment
        Willie, an Merle!?!?
        Whatta treat, thanks Cap'n!

      • CaptainMike
        CaptainMike commented
        Editing a comment
        It put a smile on my face Mr. Bones

      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
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        Thanks, Cappy!
        It did mine, as well, a scarce commodity roun here, to be certain, (at least as rare as hen's teeth)!
    • Skip
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 2658
      • Blue Earth, Minnesota
      • Memphis Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates

      #9
      Well Mr. Bones it looks to me like you will be having more fun than should allowed by yourself. Be sure to friends over to sample the results. Your Friend, Skip

      Comment

      • HawkerXP
        Club Member
        • Jul 2016
        • 4397
        • Northern Virginia
        • 3 Weber kettles, and a PBC
          Thermopop
          Dot w two probes
          Slo n Sear
          Cold beer

        #10
        I agree! But I never inhaled.

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        • ComfortablyNumb
          ComfortablyNumb commented
          Editing a comment
          HawkerXP Perhaps it isn't' 'cheating' if your wife allows it. However, given the recent events with high profile figures, he's probably thanking his lucky stars he was President in the 90's and not today.

        • Troutman
          Troutman commented
          Editing a comment
          One word in response....roofie !!!

        • Mudkat
          Mudkat commented
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          Depends on your definition of what isn't, isn't. ComfortablyNumb. 🙄
      • Dadof3Illinois
        Club Member
        • Jul 2017
        • 587
        • Southeast Illinois

        #11
        We use ours a lot. It’s great for preparing meals under an hour. We’re on the move just about every evening between sports and community things we don’t have much time to cook. This has cut down on our fast food intake.

        Comment

        • EdF
          EdF
          Club Member
          • Jul 2016
          • 3157
          • Atlantic Highlands, NJ
          • Uuni Pro (new kid in town)
            Karubeque C-60
            Large BGE since 2002 + plate setter + pizza stone + upper grid + stainless paella pan for drippings (the best!)
            TEC Cherokee FR since 2014 (portable infrared grill - does a mighty sear)
            Polyscience Sous Vide Pro since 2012 (wasn't much else available in those days)
            Thermapen
            Thermapen Air
            ThermaQ (or its predecessor)
            Thermoworks Hi temp IR
            BBQ Dragon & Chimney of Insanity
            Various other stuff

          #12
          Good source of recipes, but the whole site is packed with good info. https://www.hippressurecooking.com/p...ooker-recipes/

          Great book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

          Comment


          • Mr. Bones
            Mr. Bones commented
            Editing a comment
            Many Thanks Brother! I've seen ya post it, in regard to other IP topics.
            IIRC, isn't there, like, a time conversion between trad pressure cookers, an IP?
            Please, refresh my memory, when ya have th time!
            Thanks in advance, Happy Weekend to yerself, Mama, an Th Hounds, etc.
            Last edited by Mr. Bones; July 15th, 2018, 10:31 AM.

          • EdF
            EdF commented
            Editing a comment
            So, stovetop PC's are usually 15lbs pressure; electrics are generally 10 lbs on high. If you're using recipes for stovetops, multiply the time by 1.4. Works great.

          • Mr. Bones
            Mr. Bones commented
            Editing a comment
            Brother thanks fer th refresher;
            I hadn't yet commited it to memory, was honestly too dang lazy, at th moment, to search it out
        • snowswamp
          Club Member
          • Dec 2017
          • 212
          • Lakewood, CO
          • Weber Genesis Silver B (converted to nat. gas)
            Camp Chef Smoke Vault 24 (converted to nat. gas)
            Thermoworks Smoke
            Thermoworks Classic Thermapen
            Thermoworks IR-IND Infrared Thermometer
            Maverivk XR-50 Thermometer

          #13
          I’m sure you’ll love it. Great pick up! Recipes are easy to find on line and the cook book that comes with it has great reference cooking tables. Along the lines of other posts, I cook a bunch of brown rice in mine, divide it up into individual serving sizes, seal, and freeze. They are easily warmed in a microwave and taste great. Easy side.

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          • EdF
            EdF commented
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            These things are the best rice cookers ever. Put it on sear, melt some butter in it, toss in the rice and stir to get it translucent, toss in the water and a bit of salt. High pressure (~10lbs) for 3 minutes (by the timer - ie after pressure comes up). Natural pressure release for about 7 minutes.

            For white rice, figure 1-1/2 cups water to 1 cup rice.

          • Polarbear777
            Polarbear777 commented
            Editing a comment
            Best for brown rice also. About 1:1.3 rice to water and 28 minutes and it is perfect.

            Got rid of my rice cooker after using the instant pot for brown rice once.

            Can also cook most beans without soaking.
        • Mr. Bones
          Birthday Hat Master
          • Sep 2016
          • 7970
          • Kansas Territory
          • Grills / Smokers
            *********************************************

            Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
            Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
            Oklahoma Joe Highland, gaskets, LavaLock baffle / tuning plate. 'Big Joe'
            Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
            Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
            Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
            Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
            Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
            Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
            Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
            Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

            Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
            Weber "H" Code 18.5" WSM '86 ($75 CL)
            Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

            Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
            Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
            Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
            Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
            Weber SJG M Code 'Lil Traveller'
            Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
            (Lime Green)
            Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
            Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!



            Thermometers:
            *********************************************
            Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
            Maverick ET-732, (Black)
            Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
            ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
            Blue ThermaPen Mk4
            Orange Thermapen Mk4
            Pink Thermapen Mk4
            ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
            ThermoWorks Smoke
            ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
            4 Pro Series cable extensions
            Smoke Gateway

            Accessories:
            *********************************************
            2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
            BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
            Warming shelf
            MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale
            Backyard Grill marinade injector
            Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
            Bear Paws
            Meat Rakes
            BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



            Cookware:
            Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
            G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
            '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
            60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
            50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
            Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
            Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

            Cutlery, etc.:
            Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
            Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
            Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
            Multiple steels, from all over the planet
            Crock sticks
            Diamond stones, various
            Lansky Sharpening System

            Tableware
            Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
            Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
            Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

          #14
          Now, to clarify, I bought this here as a useful, beneficial tool.
          (Yall know me well enough to know, I ain't goin fer crockpot BBQ, huh? )

          It will supplement, vs. supplant any cookers I have/or might obtain.

          This increases my productivity, an throughput abilities, way I'm envisionin it.

          Example:Smoker Beans?
          Well, Hail Yeah, who doesn't like/want some?

          I can throw dry beans up in there, let IP bring em to tender, or al dente, whatever I choose, to ready fer my smokers, vs canned cooked beans.
          Hands free, no stirrin, boilovers, etc.
          Best of all, there will be no quality compromise, which I will not tolerate!

          They will be treated as canned cooked, my Smoker Beans will still be prepared same same, from that point...in my smokers.

          Way I look at it, it's like another Pit Apprentice, freein up my hands from some prep tasks, so that I can keep focused on my live fire action.

          Meanwhile, I can be outside, lookin at th Moon, stars, an sippin on some Buffalo Trace.
          Last edited by Mr. Bones; July 14th, 2018, 12:33 PM.

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          • BBQ_Steve-O
            BBQ_Steve-O commented
            Editing a comment
            You don't know what your missing brother... That Texas Style Boiled BBQ Brisket recipe is to die from! Add a teaspoon of liquid smoke and it's authentic BBQ! :-D

          • EdF
            EdF commented
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            You've got the right philosophy, Brother! Oh, and stews.

          • Mr. Bones
            Mr. Bones commented
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            BBQ_Steve-O Please, share that receipt, if ya will?
            I usually use a 1/3-2/3 mixture of Mesquite / Hickory liquid smoke, Figaro brand is what I have.
            Oh, th innumerable, Heavenly Joys of boiled Texas Style BBQ Brisket!
            Last edited by Mr. Bones; July 14th, 2018, 02:21 PM.
        • treesmacker
          Club Member
          • May 2018
          • 706
          • Grants Pass OR
            • Rec Tec Trailblazer RT-340
            • O-Grill 600 Portable Grill with O-Dock
            • Cuisinart 360 Griddle

          #15
          I like mine - use it a lot. It does make perfect hard boiled eggs, great stews and chili, carnitas, pork chili verde, quick artichoke, steamed veges, soups, and so much more. I've had hit and miss with rice - still working on perfecting that.
          Quick potatoes for mashing, or frying after pressure to crisp up.

          I especially like to make the pork chile verde and throw in some of Stubbs. I've used the anytime sauce, but not the cookin sauce (my order from Amazon came with leaking product, so I sent it back).

          http://www.stubbsbbq.com/product/gre...ytime-sauce-2/
          http://www.stubbsbbq.com/product/gre...ytime-sauce-2/

          Loads of recipes online; I keep my favorites organized in Microsoft OneNote. It is very easy to just "print to OneNote" and then move to appropriate page (Pork page, Beef page, Rub page, etc...)

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

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        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.

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        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.

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        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!

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        The Undisputed Champion!

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        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

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

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        The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

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        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.

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        G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

        Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

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

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        GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

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        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.

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        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.

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        Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

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        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'.

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        Professional Steakhouse Knife Set

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        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.

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        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.

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        Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

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        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.

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        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.

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