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Some Of Our Favorite
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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

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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

Click here to order from Amazon


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

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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  • Top | #166
    I always enjoy your updates Paul. Keep 'em coming, (and I know you will ).

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    • Top | #167
      PaulstheRibList, What The Whata Paul❓ It's Been A While Since I've Seen Your Post Here I Figured You And Your Crew Were Practicing "SUMMER HIBERNATION"❓❗️❓ Now That You And Your Crew Are Up For All Day Head Due North On USA 281 +- 1600 Miles About 50 Miles North Of The SD/ND Line You Will Come To Dickey ND❗️ You And Your Crew Can Take In The SWEET N' STICKEY RIB COOK-OFF, 14 July 2018‼️
      We Will Look Forward To You And The Crew❗️
      From A Backyard Cremator In Fargo ND, Dan

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      • PaulstheRibList
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        Dan, that would be an Epic Road Trip!

        I'll have to update the post when I take apart the back of my trailer and beef it up. The big pit is bending the frame, and I'll have to don the ole' welding jacket and hood and get 'er beefed up, if you will pardon the pun.

      • Danjohnston949
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        Paul, It's Just Great To Here From You‼️ Ypu Must Be Working, If You're Bending That Much❓❗️❓ Good Luck On Your Repurs❗️ DAN
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    • Top | #168
      Hey Pit Friends!

      I'll try to give an update a little more frequently. I'm just working and working and working!

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      This guy and his wife are our best customers! They buy whole racks and share with friends all the time. Love em!

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      Here's a little pick of the #MiniMenu. On a busy vend, I'll stand outside and talk to the guests and have fun, share with them our food an story, and help them pick an order in the process. We went to a la carte a couple of months ago. We were doing combo plates, and you run through a ton of sides doing that! When I saw people not even eating all the sides...I had to do something.

      Click image for larger version  Name:	2018-07-13 07.17.49.jpg Views:	1 Size:	2.88 MB ID:	536203 Our trailer arrived late October 2016. It's still really pretty, but a few things have broken. Like the slide out on the generator tray. Putting that 300 pound big honda in the bed of my truck and taking it out for every move is, well, a lot of work! I changed the new slide out, but had to make 2 runs to the store, turning what I hoped would be a 30 minute project into 2.5 hours. I had to climb in the generator box to run the self-tapping metal screws in. This was Friday about 9 pm, and it was still in the mid-90's and 95% humidity. It was hot!

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      Beef Ribs! Beef ribs are so great. SoGreat!!! Had a big catering order yesterday, 175 folks for Brisket, Chicken, Mac, Slaw, plus 50 Beef Ribs! Did I mention how great they are??!!!!

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      Employee party day at a local hospital Thursday, and it was HOT! I have to bring a 2nd generator to run a 2nd AC. We have a CVAP warmer in the trailer, and it and the trailer AC do battle and it's close to a stalemate. Without the 2nd AC, it gets hot hot and it's tough for the crew not to wilt some after several hours. Here is the security guard from the hospital. We were a little later than we hoped, and cooked the ribs on racks (ribs for 200 people is a lot of ribs!). Some of them got too hot and scorched. When I walked by and asked how his food was and his response was polite, no big praise, I knew something was off. We were slammed with 200 employees in an hour or so, and some of the quality control on culling these few overcooked ribs was missed. So I have him some replacements and he loved them!

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      There's a resort here, and one of their folks came and mystery shopped us, looking for a barbecue caterer to help with an event now and then. Do you guys think she will like this beef rib?

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      I understand that Selling Out of food is mostly a Texas Barbecue thing. I'm ok with adopting my neighboring state's deal. If you cook it and don't sell it, that's tough on the ole' pocketbook.

      We are selling out regularly now. Almost never have any brisket left!

      I'll tease you about my next post: #PastramiExperiments

      #GetOntheRibList







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      • Jerod Broussard
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        Workness!

      • Danjohnston949
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        Paul, It Sounds Like You Are Reaching The Point Of Needing A 2nd Trailor, (Smaller)❓ Dan

      • PaulstheRibList
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        Danjohnston949 I would love to have a food truck that we can serve from, so a guy who doesn't have the experience to move the big rig could take a helper and go sell. And I'm in the process of building and buying 1,000 gallon propane tank stickburner, that I'll mount on a trailer and enclose in fabric mesh.

    • Top | #169
      This is still a great thread Paul! Keep the posts coming!!

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    • Top | #170
      How much wood and what type are you going through a month? where are you sourcing it?

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      • PaulstheRibList
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        Dude, finding wood is a bit of a trick! We are burning a chord a month, maybe a little more. Mostly oak. I have a guy splitting and storing several chords of great Pecan in a covered open warehouse of his. My goal is to have about 20 chords of wood stored all around my place, drying and looking great!

    • Top | #171
      You are living the dream, PaulstheRibList ! Awesome!

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      • PaulstheRibList
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        Thanks, my barbecue friend!

    • Top | #172
      Best of luck to you. It is a beautiful set up and, from the sounds of it, you have your ducks in a row to get it rolling right.

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    • Top | #173
      What Bumby said. You are indeed living the dream, PaulstheRibList . You deserve all the success that comes your way. There's a lot of hard work that goes into that success, and I commend you for it.

      And, when you have the time, keep these wonderful posts coming.

      Best wishes,
      Kathryn

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      • PaulstheRibList
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        Thank you, Thank you!!

    • Top | #174
      Keep this train rolling Paul! We are all rooting for you and your continued success. You are a prime example of what hard work and dedication will do! I can't wait to come down and #getontheriblist!

      I might take a slow boat down the Mississippi from Minneapolis. Hit up St. Louis and Memphis on the way down! I have always thought that would be an epic summer trip. (maybe for retirement, but I am gonna do it one of these days.)

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      • PaulstheRibList
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        Dude, the trip down the Mississippi would be so great!!! I've thought about making "the Loop" which goes up the Mississippi, across the Great Lakes, down the Intracoastal to Miami, then back up on it to New Orleans #SmokeBBQOntheBoat

      • PaulstheRibList
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        Plus, I have a couple of great friends in Minneapolis, and bet that I will make another trip up there in the next couple years! #ThankYouForTheEncouragement

      • Spinaker
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        You make sure to give me a call when you are in town, brother! PaulstheRibList

    • Top | #175
      i'm going to find your food truck and give you half hearted praise so i can get seconds! i'm just kidding, i think my meat comma face would give it away...

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      • EdF
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        A man with a plan! Gotta like that! ;-)

      • PaulstheRibList
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        Thanks!! We keep selling out, so that bad review may help you get seconds. Getting there earlier would do it even better!

    • Top | #176
      Anyone want to venture some guesses as to what's going on in this picture?
      #GetOntheRibList
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      • customtrim
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        You have a soon to be open restaurant

      • Mudkat
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        Where there are smokers people will come. And sit, and eat, and drink, and say "Which way to the bathroom?". +1 on the restaurant. That would be awesome!

      • RonB
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        I'm with the brick and mortar crowd.

    • Top | #177
      Ya ran out of wood? 🕶
      And yer about to chop up that porch so’s you kin BBQ.

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      • Top | #178
        Local dentist has you cookin to drum up new customers?

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        • EdF
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          Staging area for setting up in the gas station next door!

        • Mudkat
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          😁😁

      • Top | #179
        Yes Sir (and M'am), it's Rib Shack Time! #BrickAndMortar #NoBricksHowever

        It's not far from my house, with a Oak Tree Shade! I'll share more of the whole story...I'm so tired! Lots of work to do!
        How do you like the Instagram lights on the front porch?
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        Here's a front view, complete with our banner's suspended in the front signboard!
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        Made some wooden signs to communicate with the drivers by!
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        It's right next to the brand new Kroger and shopping center in a great part of town. Everyone driving into Kroger will get a whiff of the great clean live wood fire, and a view of our whole setup, including the pits and outdoor shaded seating in the back yard!
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        It's all so pretty!
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        Opening day of the Food Truck on this site was Saturday, and guess what? #SoldOut
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        • Top | #180
          Woo hoo, sooo happy for you and wish you the best!!

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