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  • Skip
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    • Jul 2014
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    MN BBQ Class!!!!!!!!!!

    I thought I would post this if anyone in the St Paul Minnesota area is interested in attending. I went last year and it was a very good day long class IMO. Great food too!http://mnbbqsociety.com/2017/02/15/s...training-2017/
    Last edited by Spinaker; April 8, 2017, 04:07 PM.
  • Spinaker
    Moderator
    • Nov 2014
    • 10538
    • Land of Tonka
    • John "J R"
      Instagram: JRBowlsby
      Smokin' Hound Que
      Minnesota/ United States of America

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    #2
    Skip, let's do it man! I totally on board.

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    • Skip
      Skip commented
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      I'm registered! PM me so we can meet when we get there.
  • Danjohnston949
    Former Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 4419
    • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

    #3
    Skip, I am going to give this Serious Consideration but only if You and Spinaker consider coming to The BBQ Boot Camp at the NDSU Meat Sciences Dept in Fargo ND! I will get the info up directly! Also You want to Give Serious Considration to the "Sticky 'n Dickey Rib Cook Off", I'll get the Contact Info NoDak up Directly!
    Eat Well and Prosper! From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan

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    • Danjohnston949
      Former Member
      • Dec 2014
      • 4419
      • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

      #4
      Skip, Spinaker, At 5:00PM Last Night Chuck of the MNBBQ Society informed Me that there Were 10 People on the Wait List Ahead of "Me" ❓. We Canceled the Room Reservation, Had to be done by Midnight or Pay❓. New World Out There in the Home of Gus Hall? I used to Travel Through the Twin Cities and if I got Stuck I would Walk Into a Hotel or Motel and Ask for a Room If They Didn't Have One I Would Give Them a little card I carried and They Would Find Me a Room❓ In any case Gents I will Not Be There 😭😭😭❓. I Hate that This Is The Way It Worked Out, It would have been the First Time for Me to Personally Meet one of "THE WHEELS" from AmazingRibs.Com or "The Pit"! Spinaker, MR. MODERATOR SIR! It Makes Me Sad Skip that I have to Let You Do The Heavy Lifting at Running Up Spin's Bar Tab❓. However, the More I Think About It Skip, after Spending a Week on a Beach In The Caribbean with Meathead You Are Just The Man For The Job. Have a Ball Fellers and Know I am envious as Hell of You!
      Eat Well and Prosper! From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan

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      • Huskee
        Huskee commented
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        Wait, did I read that correctly, Skip is getting everyone's bar tabs?

      • Spinaker
        Spinaker commented
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        Damn, wish you could make it. I am really looking forward to this one. There is always next year. We will have to get signed up earlier next year, because I almost didn't make the cut either.
    • Skip
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      • Jul 2014
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      • Blue Earth, Minnesota
      • MAK Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates, Mostly Thermoworks Thermometers

      #5
      Danjohnston949 Sorry you can't make it! It would have been nice to meet you in person. No drinking at this one Huskee . We need to save room for "Lunch". Last year there was so much to eat that I couldn't believe it and believe me I'm a BIG believer in eating.

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      • Danjohnston949
        Danjohnston949 commented
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        Gent's Have Fun! Just Remember We Have The World Largest Turkey BBQ, 3 Sat in June, NDSU BBQ BootCamp, Sweet & Stickey in Dickey Rib CookOff, NDStateBBQChampionship @ Scheel's Hdw Sat Sept 16 2017! Ya'll Come N'w Her'!
        From a Backyard Cremator In Fargo ND, Dan

      • Spinaker
        Spinaker commented
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        This is gonna be fun. Hopefully I fit in those auditorium seats! Hated those in college. And I ain't at my playin' weight no more! LOL
    • Spinaker
      Moderator
      • Nov 2014
      • 10538
      • Land of Tonka
      • John "J R"
        Instagram: JRBowlsby
        Smokin' Hound Que
        Minnesota/ United States of America

        ********************************************
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        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
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      #6
      Originally posted by Skip View Post
      Danjohnston949 Sorry you can't make it! It would have been nice to meet you in person. No drinking at this one Huskee . We need to save room for "Lunch". Last year there was so much to eat that I couldn't believe it and believe me I'm a BIG believer in eating.
      This is gonna be fun. Hopefully I will fit into those auditorium seats! Hated those in college. And I ain't at my playin' weight no more! LOL

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      • Spinaker
        Moderator
        • Nov 2014
        • 10538
        • 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
        Well...... I just got home from the MN BBQ Society Spring Training! Skip and I had a blast. It was great to finally have the chance to meet Skip in person! Great guy! We had an awesome time chatting all day about BBQ and life! (Maybe at this point they are one in the same.....)
        Everything kicked off at about 7:30 this morning with Coffee and donuts. I met up with Skip, we found our seats and then were able to take a tour of the University of Minnesota Meat Science Lab. This was a really cool experience. The Graduate Students took us into the slaughter and processing area.( Lots of stainless!) the cold storage and smokers! (You should see the automation on this sucker!) They had dual stainless smokers that have meat racks wheeled into them for smoking jerky and other meats. They didn't mind if we took some photos, so I snapped a few of the smokers. (Check out the Gasket on that baby)

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        After the tour, the class started with a power-point presentation from a Dr. Ryan Cox and his crew from Iowa State University. We went through the science of meat with him and his assistants, who were very knowledgeable. This part of the class was great. A lot of in depth information on proteins, fats and how they interact with heat and time. The next session was my favorite.
        They broke down a whole hog in to all of the common BBQ cuts. This was very cool to watch. Watching them work with knives was a humbling experience. LOL! I have a looooong way to go! And I think I need one of those bone saws!!!! Click image for larger version

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        • Spinaker
          Moderator
          • Nov 2014
          • 10538
          • 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

          #8
          Next, we had a seminar from Charlie Torgenson from Charlie T's Foods. He spoke mostly about new approaches to BBQ. He let us try some of his pulled pork and it was fantastic. He as a big Bbq shack at the Minnesota State fair that pounds out some killer BBQ like crazy. He mentioned cooking a lot of different cuts that we normally don't use. This was interesting and I loved his delivery but I was not terribly interested in this portion of the class. It was still fun to give a listen but I wasn't taking any notes.
          Next, we had "Lunch", at least thats what they called it. This was the most insane "lunch" I have even seen at any BBQ class. We had Brisket, Ribs, Chicken, Sausage, Cheesy Potatoes, Beans, Slaw, Cream Corn, Corn Bread, Brownies and some fruit......I think. It was all very very good. Better than any catered food I have had any where else. The ribs and brisket were highlights for me. They were running Southern Pride smokers to make everything. So it was no surprise, really.

          I know Skip loved it too!

          After lunch we listened to a competition team speak about life on the road, some tips and tricks to competing and all the gadgets that go with it. This was pretty interesting but Skip and I already knew what all of this stuff was, because of MCS!!
          The last portion was sausage making. This was really cool. They took all the trimmings from the hog they broke down and cubed it. Next, they showed us how to mix in our seasonings with the meat before grinding an how to properly grind the meat to achieve proper texture and color. Then finally how to make single and link sausage off of the grinder.

          All in all this was an awesome time! It was great to spend time with a fellow Pit member in person! I know Skip and I are in for next year, I hope we can get more folks to join us!!! This really is a fun-filled day with a lot of really nice people.

          Thanks again to Skip for getting up at 4:30 am, then driving 120 miles to attend the class! Salt of the Earth type of guy right there!

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          • Skip
            Skip commented
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            John (Spinaker) thank's for coming to the BBQ Spring Training today. It was truly a fun time! I suggest more of you try to make next year if possible. Lots of fun and learning today!
        • Danjohnston949
          Former Member
          • Dec 2014
          • 4419
          • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

          #9
          Spinaker, Thanks For The Well Written Update! It Sounds Like They Did A Bang Up Job of It! Don't Worry About Next Year! I'll Stand on Top of You and Skip Before You Get In Ahead of "ME"! 👍👍👍👍👍. I'll Still Get Some Better Posts Up on ND Up Comings! Sorry You Didn't Get To Meet Me! 👹😈😇😈👹
          Eat Well and Prosper! From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan

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          • Danjohnston949
            Danjohnston949 commented
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            Make a Down Payment on the Beer and Likker! I'll Be There, Crick Don't Rise! Spin, Again Thank You, For The Excellant Update!
            From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan

          • Skip
            Skip commented
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            Dan if you are going to stand on top of me - that's ok but if you want to stand on top of John aka Spinaker you best bring a ladder, he is taller than his picture shows! See you next year my friend!

          • Danjohnston949
            Danjohnston949 commented
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            Skip, Fair Warned Is Fair Armed! Kinda Like the Winner Always Brings a Gun to a Knife Fight! I'm still regretting Not Being There, Skip! I'll Bet if I had Registered When You First Posted It, I WOULD HAVE❓ MY BAD 😡!
            👍👍 SEE YOU👍SOON 👍👍
            From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan
        • GourmandPhil
          Club Member
          • Jun 2016
          • 64
          • MN

          #10
          Just saw this thread. Will have to try to make it next year. Are any of you members of the society?

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          • Skip
            Skip commented
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            I'm not a member of the Society, just a curious home griller and cook. BTW it was a lot of fun!

          • Spinaker
            Spinaker commented
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            I am a member. Just to support the cause, I only attend the Spring training.
        • FireMan
          Charter Member
          • Jul 2015
          • 7620
          • Bottom of Winnebago

          #11
          Looks like something that I might be interested in. Keep us posted as to when & how.

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          • Spinaker
            Spinaker commented
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            Make the drive!!! I won't bite, I promise.
        • GourmandPhil
          Club Member
          • Jun 2016
          • 64
          • MN

          #12
          https://www.facebook.com/events/716023702118943/?ti=as

          Meathead is a guest this year!

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          • Huskee
            Huskee commented
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            Someone had better let him know!

          • Danjohnston949
            Danjohnston949 commented
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            Skip and I have Been Discussing This Off Site as Late as Today❗️ I don't do A-- Book but Thanks for the Link‼️
            From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan
        • Danjohnston949
          Former Member
          • Dec 2014
          • 4419
          • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

          #13
          Spinaker, Skip, JCGrill, FireMan, GourmandPhil, I Just Enrolled for the MNBBQSOCIETY SPRING TRAINING, 14 April 2018, To Be Held at Falcon Heights on Saturday❗️ Appears to Be a Full Day Schedule Starts at 7:30 AM until 4:30-5:00 PM w/Lunch Included‼️ I Look Forward to Meeting All My MN BBQ Buddies❗️ Maybe a Few From Elsewhere❓❓
          Fees are $175.00 for Non Members❗️
          $150.00 for MNBBQSOCIETY MEMBERS, MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE $25.00‼️
          Even this Backyard Cremator Can Do The Math❓ For $175.00 You Can Attend Spring Training, Have a BBQ Lunch, and Leave as a Card Carrying Member of the MNBBQSOCIETY❓❓ Dan

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          • Spinaker
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            See you there Dan!
        • DeusDingo
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 1140
          • Madison, WI
          • Weber Q320 grill
            Masterbuilt Propane Smoker
            Maverick and thermo Pen thermometers

          #14
          wow...i could get my book signed

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          • Spinaker
            Spinaker commented
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            Make the trip! It is gonna be fun!
        • JCGrill
          Club Member
          • Mar 2017
          • 1729
          • Minneapolis / St Paul burbs
          • Charcoal - 22" Weber Kettle
            Gas - Saber
            Smoker - Green Mountain Daniel Boone
            Portable - Charbroil Tabletop Propane Grill

          #15
          Dang dang dang. Or other saltier language. I can't go. I'm going to be fishing the Rainy River that weekend. Too bad, that would have been awesome.

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          • Skip
            Skip commented
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            I feel your pain JCGrill. We are signed up a trip to Savannah GA and the SE. Bummed too!!

          • JCGrill
            JCGrill commented
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            ribeyeguy I wouldn't turn one down, but I'm after trophy walleye.

          • Spinaker
            Spinaker commented
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            Bummer, it would have been great to get together with you guys, oh well there is always next year. JCGrill Skip

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        Grilla Pellet Smoker proves good things come in small packages

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        We always liked Grilla. The small 31.5" x 29.5" footprint makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, as on a condo patio.

        Click here for our review on this unique smoker


        Delta by Nuke,
        Stylish and Affordable
        Gaucho Grill

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        Delta by Nuke burns wood or charcoal and comes with an adjustable height grill grate. This Argentinian grill will get your flame on!

        Click here to read our complete review


        Genesis II E-335 
        A Versatile Gasser That Does It All!

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        Weber’s Genesis line has long been one of the most popular choices for gas grillers. The new Genesis II E-335 offers solid performance, a sear burner for sizzling heat and an excellent warranty.

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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, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily rmoved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.

        Click here for more about what makes these grates so special


        Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

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        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 beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

        Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

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        Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

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        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

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        This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making 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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        Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

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        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!

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        Track Up To Six Temperatures At Once

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        FireBoard Drive 2 is an updated version of a well-received product that sets the standard for performance and functionality in the wireless food thermometer/thermostatic controller class.

        Click here for our review of this unique device


        The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

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        Napoleon's 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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        Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

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        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