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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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    • Mr. Bones
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      Top o th Mornin (here) to ya, Brother!

      Great to see ya!

    • MeatMonster
      MeatMonster commented
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      Hi Mr. Bones - the rumours of my demise were greatly exaggerated! Honestly I am so busy at the moment with work to get my own BBQ smokehouse and takeaway opened its crazy. However we are making good progress and have secured the permits we need to open the premises. So its very exciting! Hope you are well and have a great year of Q ahead of you. Post ya later !

  • Top | #197
    It has been so much fun to watch your business grow over the past several years, PaulstheRibList . These two latest additions are awesome. They look like they could be stood vertically and shot into space. Now there's a thought...the first Rib Shack on the moon. Seriously, though, congratulations on all of your success. May it continue for many years to come.



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      what she said

  • Top | #198
    Congratulations. Looks fantastic!


    • Top | #199
      Congratulations! That’s awesome. I wish you the very best. Hopefully, one of these trips to La. I can score some of your Q!


      • Top | #200
        I agree - not just good luck, but great luck Paul.


        • Top | #201
          That is great!


          • Top | #202
            Hey Pit! Hope you all are doing great. We've been busy here. I secured my new spot in Sept, 2018 and starting then we've been open with the Trailer every Friday and Saturday.

            I immediately started working on plans for remodeling and preparing to open the restaurant. It took 3.5 months to go from plans to...a Building Permit!
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            And the house:

            And the serving counter, where we show off the tasty barbecue and get it on the guest's platter!
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            What kind of tasty barbecue, you ask? This kind!
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            We have our new pit in the frontyard, until the smokehouse is lit, and I just hung new banners out there. What do you think, Daytime or Night looks better?

            Rememer, #LifeIsMoreFunOntheRibList
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            • Craigar
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              Very cool! Congratulations Paul! Now to pick between the pics...hmm...while I like both of them for different reasons I would have to go with night.

            • jfmorris
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              Congrats! This is EXTREMELY cool, and I love both shots, but the night time is cooler.

            • Bumby
              Bumby commented
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              You continue to live the dream - congrats! I prefer the nighttime shot over the daytime shot. Of course, I prefer the meat pictures over the nighttime or daytime shot...

          • Top | #203
            Wow and congrats Paul! I would wish you good luck, but you have the talent, so luck is only a tiny portion of the equation.


          • Top | #204
            Oh oh, I smell a poll takin place, I dunno if this is goin to end up rigged or not. I vote day. That red honkin pit is awesome out front. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘. πŸ•Ά


            • PaulstheRibList
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              Your are right, so pretty!

          • Top | #205
            That night shot is killer! I just would find a way to keep the smoker visible. Too beautiful to cover up.


          • Top | #206
            I vote for the night shot. You can see the reflection of the lights on the pit. I see a roadtrip in my near future. You're not far!! TBTG


            • PaulstheRibList
              PaulstheRibList commented
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              Dude, you are just a couple hours down the street! Let me know, paul@paulsribshack.com when you might be passing our way!

            • NapMaster
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              I will. I think the next time I go see my parents (DeRidder) I'll swing by for a visit and I'll pick up some grub to bring to them. Spent many an evening way back in the day in Lake Charles.

          • Top | #207
            WOW! Congrats Paul! This is great news!

            You should do a Pit Cast interview with Rempe. On the BBQCentralShow It would be awesome to hear all about the new restaurant!


            • PaulstheRibList
              PaulstheRibList commented
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              Love to!!

            • Spinaker
              Spinaker commented
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              Awesome, I will shoot Remps an E-mail. He should reach out to you. Thanks Paul! And congrats again!

            • clb239
              clb239 commented
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              That would be awesome to hear...

          • Top | #208
            So cool! I love the night shot too! Keep up the great work!


          • Top | #209
            After reading and re-reading this thread multiple times all I can say is WOW! This is such an awesome journey. Thank you for making us a part of it and good luck with the new shop!


          • Top | #210
            Looking fantastic already. Wish I was closer. By the way, I think the night shot wins!