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SPOTLIGHT

Some Of Our Favorite
Tools And Toys

These are not ads. These are products we love and highly recommend. Click here to read more about our medals and what they mean.

 


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

Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts


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

maverick PT55 thermometer

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

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


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

slow n sear

The Slow 'N' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool


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

the good one grill

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

Click here to read our complete review


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

the good one grill

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

Click here to read our complete review


Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

Griddle And Deep Fryer All In One

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

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier. Best of all, it is only 9 delivered to your door!

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


The Swiss Army Knife Of Thermometers

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

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


Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater

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

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

NK-22-Ck Grill

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

Click here for more about what makes this grill special


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G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

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

Click here to read our detailed review

Click here to order from Amazon


GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

grill grates

GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill needs them.

Click here for more about what makes these grates so special


kareubequ bbq smoker

Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.

Click here for our review of this superb smoker


Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

masterbuilt gas smoker

The First Propane Smoker With A Thermostat Makes This Baby Foolproof

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

Click here to read our detailed review


Professional Steakhouse Knife Set

masterbuilt gas smoker

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

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


PK 360 grill

Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

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

Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

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


Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

fireboard bbq thermometer

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

Click here to read our detailed review


Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

Green Mountain Davey Crockett Grill

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

Click here to read our detailed review and to order

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Member Benefits Spring 2018- What Are Members Interested In?

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    Member Benefits Spring 2018- What Are Members Interested In?

    I speak with manufacturers on a daily basis about AmazingRibs.com and many of them are pitmaster club members. With spring in the air, we all hope to be cooking more outside and for those of us who have braved the cold all winter hopefully cooking outside with warmer and drier conditions.

    Any feedback about what types of products we may want to consider negotiating special pricing on, or keeping you in the loop as to when a manufacturer has a sale, deal or offer would be appreciated.

    I cannot promise that every manufacturer can participate but I am open to suggestions.

    So if a special deal or flash sale is enough to influence your buying decision on a grill, smoker, griddle, gadget, food product, gift basket or accessory this spring, now is a good time to let me know.

    You can also email me paul@amazingribs.com as well.

    Thanks-

  • Top | #2
    I'd be interested in winning the monthly sweepstakes.

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    • jfmorris
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      ^^^ this!!! ^^^

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    Briquettes/charcoal is the first thing that popped in my head, then accessories that enhance, assist, or simplify grilling i.e. gloves, thermometers, grates, tools, food handling, etc. Lemmeknow when you see a WSCG go on sale!!

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    • HouseHomey
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      I was thinking shipping on coal would be cost prohibitive. Like water from amazon.

      Also we can’t control the moisture or know where the KBB was sitting.

      At HD you get to feel the bag for moisture.
      That’s all I got.

    • CaptainMike
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      HouseHomey I bought a couple of bags of Jealous Devil lump that Paul mentioned last summer. Couple of large bags with shipping included I think came to about $125. Nice product, but I'll stick with good 'ol KBB from HD.

    • HouseHomey
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      Me too! Sorry, I’m so spun these days I did not realize the date of the post.

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    Talk to them Smobot guys!

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    • LA Pork Butt
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      That might push me over the MCS line.

    • painter
      painter commented
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      +1 on the smobot!

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    Fuel is a good thing. Lump as well as briquettes.
    I’m in the market for lump right now.

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    • Steve B
      Steve B commented
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      RonB 😂

    • HouseHomey
      HouseHomey commented
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      Yeah Steve, buy another cooker... I dare you.

    • Steve B
      Steve B commented
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      HouseHomey Nope. Not happening.




      Oh wait I just got another Weber performer deluxe. Damn you Homey. 😂😂😂😂

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    How about a discounted book on griddle cooking? ;-)

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    • allsid
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      Hmmm... let me see what I can do!

    • Steve B
      Steve B commented
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      That was my first thought. But didn’t want to bring it up.
      But since you mentioned it. YEAH. What about it?????
      😁😁😁

  • Top | #7
    Since a lot of folks are using a wok outside, and meathead is featuring outdoor wokking for part of his new book, how about a deal on a charcoal wok stove like we’ve seen on the forums? They are hard to find in stock. Maybe a bulk amazing ribs order would help.

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    • Meathead
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      I am almost ready to post some techniques and recipes for the wok to the site. But I am doing it on top of a charcoal chimney!!! Incredibly hot!!!

    • Polarbear777
      Polarbear777 commented
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      I’ve researched a few ways to do this. They involve forced air on charcoal. I’m adding them to the wok this way thread linked here.

    • Polarbear777
      Polarbear777 commented
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      After trying it I wouldn’t think of using a chimney unless it was supercharged. (See the “wok this way thread”.)

      https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...this-way/page3

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    Knives are a big focus for me this year. Especially German steel

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    • texastweeter
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      I am more of a Zwillings or Wusthof man myself.

    • Atalanta
      Atalanta commented
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      I really like my Misen chefs knife. Yeah, the Kickstarter. It’s the first real knife I bought and I like the way it handles. I got the paring knife and am trying to talk them into selling the serrated one separately.

    • EdF
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      Danjohnston949 Always check their website - cheaper than anywhere else. I've got the 12" slicer, paring knife, and 4 steak knives (all Shogun series). They are an incredible value (and yes, I do have a couple of Shuns and other fine knives).

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    Free books for mods on griddle cooking.

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    • Top | #10
      Steve B casualty of the mandolin, finger an 1/8 of an inch shorter now...
      Attached Files

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      • Dr ROK
        Dr ROK commented
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        Ouch! You have a great treatment plan though!

      • EdF
        EdF commented
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        You're a smart man, texastweeter - killing multiple issues with one cure! Sign of a man who gets sh*t done!

      • RonB
        RonB commented
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        Well, maybe ya shouldn't try playin' the mandolin while you are slicing. And I suspect a bit of preventative meds taken orally did not help either...

    • Top | #11
      It would be great if you got the major manufacturers of bbq products to tune into our design or modification suggestions too. A seperate thread that they can go to see what changes their loyal customers would like to see. It would mean more if it came from AR than from me.

      I don't want to hijack this thread but something like this:

      Weber - Please put probe holes in all you're products.

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      • Rod
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        Yes!!!!

      • RustyHaines
        RustyHaines commented
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        i agree with probe holes on everything. Or a lid vent on a PBC? Using wood shims is getting old.

      • Troutman
        Troutman commented
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        Yea I’m a fifth (I think) to this idea. I’ll bet I’ve paid more for Weber mods then the cookers are worth

    • Top | #12
      How about discounted shipping on fuel. It is the shipping charges that makes online fuel expensive. Luckily Rockwood does free shipping on 3 bags or more otherwise it would be too expensive to purchase

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      • Top | #13
        Canadian deals or special offers, deals on shipping to Canada, etc.

        With our exchange rate hovering near the 30% mark plus duties at the border it gets pricey in a hurry for us up here in the Great White North! Help us out eh?

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        • NorthOfTheBorder
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          I second this one

        • Davek8282
          Davek8282 commented
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          I'll third that one

      • Top | #14
        Regular consumables I can see being a big hit, the biggest being types of charcoal, or member deals on wood chunks through good suppliers like Fruitawoodchunks.com. There's only so many thermometers a person can buy, unless you're me or DWCowles. So continual sales on things like that will become increasingly less valuable to longtime members I suppose.

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        • Huskee
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          For wood, heard good things about Vaugh. allsid

        • Meathead
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          Do you buy charcoal over the internet?

        • Huskee
          Huskee commented
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          Meathead Only once. I stick with K-ford at the summer sales.

      • Top | #15
        Well since Floridians cue year round they should get free samples of consumables, that sounds fair!

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        • Troutman
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          ....as well as the heat of the meat !!

        • smokenoob
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          alright kids......family website!

        • EdF
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          Inversely proportional, and all that.
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