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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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'.

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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  • Top | #151
    I have not read this entire thread but congratulations to you for building a business from the ground up. Probably one of the hardest things to do. Takes complete dedication and commitment. Working for yourself doing what you love is something that only someone who has done it can truly understand and appreciate. It's long hours and something needs to be done 7 days a week.
    The wife has been self employed for over 20 years running a distribution business. I joined her about 5 years ago after I retired from my corporate job which I came to hate by the end. Now we are about to sell off about 60% of our business and I will pretty much retire and she will work what is left of the business.

    When you're self employed the business is in your face 24/7. You're always doing something with the business if you're not there is something you should be doing.
    Not everyone can do this. It takes an extraordinary amount of self motivation and discipline. You give up many personal things to operate a successful business. Congratulations to you Paul for exemplifying the American dream!

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    • PaulstheRibList
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      It takes dedication and some spunk (and skill) to make a living as an entrepreneur. Congrats on your adventures and thanks for the encouragement!

    • Danjohnston949
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      PaulstheRibList, Ya'll Done Said a Mouthful There, Paul‼️ My Suggestion Is Buy a Good Set of Braces (Suspenders) to Keep Your Britches Up❗️ While You Work Your A-- Off‼️ Have a Ball❗️ Dan

  • Top | #152
    I wanted to smoke #WhoDatRibs twice more this season!!! Oh well. #GoPatriots

    #LifeIsMoreFunOntheRibList
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    • Top | #153
      I am with you! Go Pats! PaulstheRibList

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      • Spinaker
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        Actually, #GoRiblist #Getontheriblist

      • PaulstheRibList
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        Why? Because #LifeIsMoreFunOntheRibList #AndInthePit

      • Spinaker
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        Well....that and your BBQ is guaranteed to be good. The SB? Not so much. PaulstheRibList

    • Top | #154
      Life is full here at @PaulsRibShack! Hired a second full time guy and a part time. We are vending 1-3 times a week and turning on the juice for doing more catering.

      In in the middle of this, enters friendship stuff. Last year, a great friend asked me to bring the rig to Ft Lauderdale, FL to make a big deal at his trade show. We are both in the laundry business. I really like my friend Todd and want to show some extravagant love on him, same as God shows it on me. So, we committed to doing it! He parlayed our barbecue fun to get even more heavy hitters from around the country to come to his show.

      My pit is heavy and bends the back of my trailer. So I had to fab a system to roll the pit forward to put more weight on the axles when we go very far. It was a good bit of work to do all that prep. But it’s done now and we can trailer all over! Didn’t take many pics of the new fab yet, but ther is one with my brother bringing the backplate I a new d-ring we put in to tie down the cooker I exchanged the foxes legs for steel wheels and we put in a galvanized c channel fun stuff but work!!
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      Todd flew in early, got to see my stores and family, share a Cajun meal, and help me with the fab work and load in.

      It’s a 17 hour drive, so we took a day and a half. I borrowed my brothers diesel 2500. My gasser pulls it, but it’s simpler and better fuel economy with the diesel!!
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ID:	459328 The signature event was noon Thursday, so we pulled out alll the stops: Beef Ribs were the star of the show! Here is Todd with a Bone-In Beef Short Rib plate! He helped rub some of them
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      Aren’t the short ribs so pretty!!!
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      We cut them into medallions, made a crumble and served it over the Mac for the getting-started part!
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      We’re in the Laundry business, so I used a Dryer door for my appetizer serving tray! It was quite heavy after 30 minuets!

      But, as you all know, the smiles make all the hard work worth it!
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        PaulstheRibList, Paul You Will Never Regret the Improvements on Your Trailor❗️ That's A Good Look'n Crew You Have, 'Cept For the Long
        Haired One❓ 😉🤗😇🤗😉
        From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan

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        Thanks Dan! You are right about the trailer mods. I let these new needs spur me on to doing those type of improvements

    • Top | #155
      My friend gave me Washboard Award, for Best BBQ in the laundry industry...also the only Barbecue in the industry, lol
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      we served lunch, which was Beef Rib filet cuts, turkey, who dat pork ribs, smoked beans, 5-Cheese Mac and slaw!i love this pic of me at the cutting board with a beautiful beef rib!
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      here is a tray of beef rib filets all cut up and ready for leftovers that night
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      And a brisket, bark done and about to go in the paper for finishing
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      Oh, and the Instagram worthy Edison back porch lights!!!
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      and the smiles at the after party
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      The ride to and from the house we stayed in and the shop had a few little boats in view...
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      and we’ll close up this post with the star: Beef Rib Plates!!
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      Ft. Lauderdale was fun! And tiring!
      That't the price I'm willing to pay for friends!
      #GetOntheRibList
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      • Nate
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        When I grow up I want to work for you!

      • Butchman
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        Looks like you’re having a blast! Keep on smokin!

      • PaulstheRibList
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        Nate Love it!
        Thanks Butchman !

    • Top | #156
      Awesome!

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      • Top | #157
        I said once or twice and I will continue saying it “Yo Da Man”

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      • Top | #158
        What a show you have going on here in this thread!

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      • Top | #159
        I really like reading this stuff about your adventures PaulstheRibList ! It's always been a dream of mine to do what you're doing. I'm just not a big risk taker. It's hard to walk away from a desk job paying so well, but I find myself missing putting smiles on peoples faces.I'm still young, so maybe I'll muster up the courage in the near future! Keep on keepin' on man!

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        • PaulstheRibList
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          Dude, have fun and take some good, measured steps!

      • Top | #160
        those beef ribs are crazy. i'm so hungry right now!

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        • PaulstheRibList
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          #BeholdthePowerofBeefRibs

      • Top | #161
        This is a great thread Paul. I am very happy you keep adding to it. Please keep it up.

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        • PaulstheRibList
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          Thanks RonB It's fun to share the journey with all you cool people!

      • Top | #162
        Well, it's time for an update, don't you think?

        I'm not sure if I've shared this picture before or not. In any event, the more I burn logs to cook barbecue, the more I love it! The flavor. The cool factor. The art. The hard work. The intoxicating smell when people drive by or walk up the trailer. I'm #StickburnerForever #HardHardWork
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        Oh, the Turkey Revolution! I take home turkey to eat more than anything else! We sell out of brisket nearly every time. And the turkey is just so easy to eat at home. And it's super great!
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        Crew Members.
        My #1 man is Sam. He's super great! Here is Sam's roommate, and our 2nd oldest crew member, Colin, in the middle. He has a full time job as a Band Director. But in the summertime and some weekends...we get him! He's great! He's doing a Pastrami this week. #PitmasterColin
        Ross is on the right. He's been with me for about 8 months. Very capable and talented.
        Andrew is on the left. College student. Been with us 3 weeks and is doing GREAT!
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        For the last 3 months, we've been vending on Friday's for lunch at the same spot. Sometimes Thursday. It's pretty cool. This was a busy day, including our law enforcement friends. On the left is a delivery person from WaitrApp, a very cool food delivery service we launched a month ago.
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        Here is Sam, our lead Pitmaster and my #1 man. I would not have done the Food Truck without him. We had a really big 2 weeks, and we borrowed a commercial kitchen to cook Mac and trim a bunch of briskets. I bought Sam some more knives (Global and Shun) to play with. This is about half of the 25 or so briskets he trimmed in a couple of afternoons. All CAB Prime #SoGood

        I don't think I took any pictures, but we cooked 26 pan's of our mac in that same afternoon. Mac is a TON of work. $26 in ingredients, plus 1.2 hours of labor per pan, and that's after I bought a continuous feed grater and other tools, and we used the bigger kitchen. You can se the finished pans of Mac in the background. My kids are the primary Mac chefs.


        Beans Beans Beans!
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        Catering Gigs.
        I'm learning the Vending is great...for getting you a following. But to make a living, Catering is Big Winner. We did a 500 person gig for a church last Saturday. It went GREAT! Food was great, guests were super happy. Beautiful all around. Pulled Pork, Turkey, Beans, Mac and Slaw. Chicken Legs, Hot Dogs and Mac for Kids. Beautiful wooded park. Oh Yes!! The church is planting a campus in an adjoining city, and this was a great outreach event for them.
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        Food Fun.
        Off Menu items are what we create after the big rush is over on big gigs. Say hello to the BeanMacDog.


        July 4th! Ok, this is not a Barbecue picture... I've started an ArtAtTheLaundry initative at my coin laundries. Our 1st piece is the glass art on the right side of this. 2nd Piece we debuted on July 4th: Washington Crossing the Delaware, Christmas Day 1776. #GodBlessAmerica
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        The city has a big fireworks and music festival on July 4th. They emailed me asking me to come, and I sort of ignored the emails. I just expect city things to be so bureaucratic. I was really busy anyway, but the very nice coordinator lady called, and said they really wanted us, because we do a good job and follow through, and folks really like our food. I'm actually meeting with our Mayor, who is a successful restaurant owner, this week to get some ideas about where to open my restaurant. We sold out on July 4th!
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        • PBCDad
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          My theory is that Spinaker and Sam are the same person...
          Awesome post as always

        • PaulstheRibList
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          @PCBDad I'm just using these pics to recruit Spinaker to move down to God's Country and be neighbors with me and Huskee

        • Spinaker
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          Hahahaha, could be a long lost brother........it waaaay to hot for this Minnesotan down there. Well maybe not in the winter........ PBCDad PaulstheRibList

      • Top | #163
        Please bring this gorgeous food truck trailer and all it has to offer to Grants Pass Oregon - you'll love it here!

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        • Top | #164
          The Logo is right on!

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          • Top | #165
            Yep, this thread is great - Congrats on such a great beginning!

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