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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 Deals - Spring 2019 - Ideas?

    Paul Sidoriak (allsid) our "Head Fire Starter" works with manufacturers to try when possible to score some specials for our members. As most of you know it's been slow going, as some manufacturers are hesitant to offer deals and many more are hesitant to offer them to only a select group. However that doesn't mean he's going to quit trying. Paul could talk me into becoming a vegetarian, so he'll continue working his magic and digging up what he can for us.

    What are some items that you are interested in that he could possibly pursue?

    Please note: Charcoal or grills & smokers would be hard or impossible to negotiate specials with. Thermometers, gadgets, online meat retailers, etc, are more likely options.

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    I’m low on wood chunks. Would like to see a discount on them from a supplier that offers all varieties of wood.

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    • Razor
      Razor commented
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      I've been buying Weber wood. It would be nice to get access to something like old wine, bourbon, whiskey barrels.

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    How about cast iron? I have seen the various manufacturers offer sales, so maybe they would look at a discount.

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      Day passes to restaurant depot would be pretty sweet. Seeing as how many people here are into the competition thing, I think that’s how KCBS offers this perk to members.

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      • Dan Deter
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        Definitely!

      • smokinp
        smokinp commented
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        +1

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      Originally posted by SmokeyGator View Post
      Day passes to restaurant depot would be pretty sweet. Seeing as how many people here are into the competition thing, I think that’s how KCBS offers this perk to members.
      I second this!!!

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      Thermoworks, Wood Pellets, and Bourbon!

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      • adamcoe
        adamcoe commented
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        I actually just went over to Thermoworks after reading your post and they are giving away free green Thermopops with any order over 100 bucks which is pretty alright.

      • RichieB
        RichieB commented
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        Like your thought process on the 3rd item.

      • HouseHomey
        HouseHomey commented
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        Bourbon ha!! Gotta do something while the dough proofs.

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      yes Bourbon

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        How about a special on the small and large Kindling Crackers?

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        • allsid
          allsid commented
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          that's a new one for me- I will investigate it!

        • Sephon
          Sephon commented
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          EdF, my man!! I was just looking at these.

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        What if instead of manufacturers. Working with BBQ shop sites like all things BBQ, how to BBQ right, or BBQ guys. (Some random examples) I would love to have a place or a few places to buy stuff for deals. Example promos free shipping for the day when using amazingribs.com, random coupon codes one purchase per quarter, or first shot on clearance deals. Thank you Paul for all you do.

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        • allsid
          allsid commented
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          I will look into this for sure! I tried with one company and it was very hard to convey the value, but I will keep at it-

        • kenrobin
          kenrobin commented
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          Yes! I was just about to suggest a discount to ATBBQ

        • TimmyR
          TimmyR commented
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          Denny Mikes!!! We use their rubs and sauce (100% tree-nut free -- allergy in house.)

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        A few ideas... Butcher paper, temporary/disposable table cloths (quick cleanup after food prep), freezer bags, vacuum sealer bags, grease bucket liners... Basically things we go through often and also can mail order and ship at reasonable prices.

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        • kenrobin
          kenrobin commented
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          A discount on disposable cutting boards would be good too.

        • Richard Chrz
          Richard Chrz commented
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          agreed, also, food storage Cambro's, flavor injectors, butcher paper, knives, cutting boards. Plus, this stuff, is not available in many towns, so it has to come on line.

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        Pellets, retailer like bigpoppasmokers.com for things like sauces and rubs etc..., grill grates, cambro or knock off, RTIC or Yeti or knock offs, outdoor lawn furniture/chairs...

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          How about a discount on classes or other non-competition gatherings of meat smokers?

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          • allsid
            allsid commented
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            If you know of any classes you are interested in, please let me know. I asked one last week about a discount and they said that they are a no-middleman company (even for a class) so no discount. But if you have any specifically, I am happy to shake the tree-

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          I would love to see a deal from a place like Oakridge BBQ. I love the Black Ops!

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          • Mr. Bones
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            ^^^this^^^ +1!!!!! :d

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          I would just like a little notice when a special deal comes up. A few days notice would help instead of a “Now til tomorrow” notice. Thanks.

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          • allsid
            allsid commented
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            I hear you for sure- sadly, sometimes we get notifications at 8pm for a deal which expires in 24 hours so the turn around can be challenging.

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          Would be great to have some deals or discounts for spices. Mixing batches of rubs can end up pretty pricey if you arent buying in bulk.

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          • tRidiot
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            Agreed. Spices can get expensive and the crap selection at the chain stores is just... well... crap. And second the more notice - I know that's not your fault, would just like to know sometimes in advance.

          • Mr. Bones
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            +1 on th spices...
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