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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.



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


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


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


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



Meat-Up in Memphis 2020

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  • Top | #136
    PaulstheRibList, Paul have You ever run Your Trailor Across a Scale when it's loaded like that❓ Might Scare the H--- Out of You‼️
    Eat Well and Prosper❗️ From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan


    • PaulstheRibList
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      I did check the tire pressure in all those trailer tires before I loaded it. The wood guy is about an hour away, in the woods... So I wanted to prevent any tire problems.

      That would be a fun idea next time! #TonsOfWood

  • Top | #137
    l hope to come back as Rita Pecan in my next life as a.... Um.... Okay. I just like the name! Cool as always Paul!


  • Top | #138
    I don’t know if I’ve updated you guys on what it looks like to scale up your rub making game. It looks like 60 pound boxes arriving from Penzeys.com. If you haven’t opened up a big bag of incredible Black pepper before...Dude! Open up a 10 pound bag of said Black Pepper, and it’s even better!!!

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    • Top | #139
      This should last a week or two...
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      • Top | #140
        Looks CRAZY!!! Thanks for sharing the journey.


        • Top | #141
          That is a stunning trailer setup!


          • Top | #142
            Our local university has a cultural series called Banners, bringing art and speakers and such to the city. It's pretty cool. They have a big fundraiser, a Wine and Food Tasting called Rouge et Blanc. It's grown and is now a pretty big deal. They sell 1,400 tickets, $125 each, and they all sold the 1st day! I'd call that popular!

            We entered this year, along with 45 or so other Food and Wine vendors. We were asked to make 1,400 tasting dishes. That's a lot!

            Wanting to make a big 'ole WOW! Impression, we pulled out the big guns:

            BEEF RIB Crumble over 5-Cheese Creamy Mac, served in a 2 oz cup with a cute Gelato Spoon! Not the best picture, but here are a couple of the tasty cups of happiness!
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            Here's the process...
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            The fillet on top of the rib is so fun to cut off. Beef Ribs are so great, as you all know. We sliced the filet cross grain, which is at a slight angle from 90 degrees. Then quartered the big slices so it was easy to git some rib in each of your 4-5 spoons of mac in the cup.
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            Then you have to pull the side meat below the filet, and sprinkle it on top. I LOVE the side meat! Of course, the big pile of bones is just showing off!
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            This lady is taking the bone over to her husband to tell him where the tasty barbecue is!
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            I sort of knew there was a judging, but not much on the details...and we Won Best Home Grown! (Best Local Restaurant)
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            • PaulstheRibList
              PaulstheRibList commented
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              texastweeter Beef Back Ribs are great! But these are full Bone-In Beef Short Ribs, also know at the #FerrariofBarbecueMeats

            • texastweeter
              texastweeter commented
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              Looked like back ribs due to the curvature. All the shorts/plates/chuck ribs I get are completely flat. May just be the camera angle though. Anyway, beef ribs are all great. Probably my favorite... That a good brisket, or a Good hot gut

            • CaptainMike
              CaptainMike commented
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              That's a great picture of a couple of winners!

          • Top | #143
            Congrats! Paul


          • Top | #144
            Congratulations! Keep up the great work!


          • Top | #145
            you live in a dream world. i want to go to there


          • Top | #146
            That looks like another winner Paul.


          • Top | #147
            I'm smoking some chucks this morning and been up since 6, bored because everyone else is asleep and I don't want to wake the boss and anger her! I've sat and read thru this ENTIRE thread! Paul, Bless you and your family. It's one thing to do a start up, another to do a start up Food Truck and entirely another thing to throw in plenty of Witnessing and charity!
            A young man that used to work at my work quit and started his own food truck...Fish from Heaven, here in Memphis. Having followed him along thru the trials and travails of getting a truck outfitted, getting the proper permits and getting thru the Health Dept, I would say you have done quite well. Good job, indeed!


            • PaulstheRibList
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              Dude, thank you for the encouragement!!!! #BishopStyleBBQ

          • Top | #148
            It's a new year, and I have a full 3 Person crew, plus my daughters and friends who work the register on big vend days. So...we've got enough capacity to Vend Regularly!

            I was driving back across our historic I-10 Cross-Pistol Bridge today, with a gorgeous view of "Lake Charles" and our downtown, and I just thought about how we are Vending in theLC, so I grabbed the phone, while safely driving, and snapped a few pics with all my Paul's Rib Shack merch/swag on display on the dash of my truck, along with a couple American Flags. The Cross-Pistols are the start of this pic. I Love it!

            Here is #theSchedule!
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            Here is my box from last Saturday. Brisket, Ribs, Turkey, Mac, Beans, Slaw.
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            • Danjohnston949
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              Paul, I Don't See Fargo ND On The List❓❓ Dan

            • PaulstheRibList
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              It's a fer piece up there to your neck of the woods! We are headed to Miami in a few weeks!

          • Top | #149
            Well you please FedEx that to me Paul?


          • Top | #150
            Me too! Everything looks great Paul. This has been a great time, following you on your journey.