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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

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

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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

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

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  • Top | #121
    When you open up a new social media account, they prompt you to enter a description, and I mean a short description. So if forces you to think about the essence of your idea. When I was creating the pages for @PaulsRibShack and @BishopofBBQ earlier this year, I sat at this very keyboard for a good little while, thinking how I wanted to describe the launch of our little project.

    Here's how i listed the About box on our facebook page, "Some journeys are so fun they just have to be shared! Well, we enjoyed sharing barbecue with friends so much we had to open a Barbecue FoodTruck & Caterer!"

    And on the instagram for @PaulsRibShack, "If you're into super-fun, delicious, all-wood smoked Barbecue, you’re in the right place! #FoodTruck #LifeIsMoreFunOntheRibList (Paul is @BishopofBBQ) www.PaulsRibShackBarbecue.com"

    And @BishopofBBQ "Paul here, Pitmaster @PaulsRibShack & chief fun maker for our BarbecueAdventure! (My non-bbq life is @paulpettefer) #LifeIsMoreFunOntheRibList www.PaulsRibShackBarbecue.com"

    One of the friendships I have deepened is with a young leader in our city named John O'Donnell. He leads the Healthier SWLA/Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition Region 5, and is a great community volunteer, having really stepped up in our recent round of Hurricane Prep. John does some writing for this great local magazine, www.ThriveSWLA.com. Their monthly magazine is absolutely beautiful to look at, and well written to boot. John is one of our biggest supporters at the Rib Shack, and I couldn't be happier about that. Here is one of our several pic's together (John is in the center with the shades):
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    Healthy Image is the name of the marketing company that does the Thrive magazine. Well, Healthy Imabe/Thrive SWLA recently expanded to a new building, and invited us to come and bring the barbecue fun to their grand opening, which we were so happy to do! (The recent 1,000 plate cook was a referral from a friend who attended this event!!!) Here are a couple pics of their open house:

    They loved the barbecue!!!! Here are the two ladies who coordinated the party.
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    Here is one of the owners. We've known each other for several years. They have a great business.
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    The after party! After this pic, I went and dropped off my trailer, cleaned a bit, and drove back past here after dark, and they were still in the parking lot enjoying their field of victory!
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    Oh, and the ribbon cutting earlier in the day!
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    So, we did a little barter action here: I provided BBQ Singles for 100 (I actually prepared for 200), and they give me some good coverage in their magazine. Well, the engaged my friend John O'Donnell to write an article on yours truly, and it hit the shelves this weekend!

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    John did a good job writing up our little story. I didn't "Vow to perfect my ribs" as his lead paragraph stated, but the story is pretty much accurate other than that. If you care to take a peek at it, here's the link, https://issuu.com/thrive/docs/thrive...017_webissue/6

    Thank you all for helping me along the way!

    #LifeIsMoreFunOntheRibList

    paul




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    • Mudkat
      Mudkat commented
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      Looks like you're having all the fun!

    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      How Fantastic, Brother!!! All y'all's Hard Work is makin' people sit up an' pay attention!
      I couldn't be happier fer y'all!!!
      Keep up th' Good Works!

    • PaulstheRibList
      PaulstheRibList commented
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      @Jerod_Broussard, I'm smoking some #WhoDatRibs as we speak! #5thYearInARow #EverySaintsGame

  • Top | #122
    More great work, Paul. Congratulations.

    BTW, how's that knee doing?

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    • PaulstheRibList
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      Thank you gcdmd! Knee is better. I made an appt to see the sawbones, then that darn Hurr Harvey scrubbed our appt. By the time the reschedule date was here, the brusing or whatever was better. It never hurt to walk or bend it or hold weight. The pain was when it was touched from the outside.Thank YOU so much for caring and encouraging me to be smart!

    • Danjohnston949
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      gcdmd, Jeezy Josie as a Buddy from Brandon MB, CA Says, George do You Sleep❓ How is every thing in
      Victoria TX❓ I Hope You and Yours are Doing Well‼️
      Eat Well and Prosper! From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan

    • gcdmd
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      PaulstheRibList I'm glad you're better and that it appears to have been nothing serious. Keep up the good work.

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    PaulstheRibList, Congratulation Paul‼️ A Bit of Posiive Reporting is of Untold $ Worh of Advertising❗️👍👍👍👍👍
    Eat Well and Prosper! From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan

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    • Top | #124
      Danjohnston949 Victoria is recovering nicely. We got mostly wind damage and, for the most part, we are recovering. Fortunately, we were spared the really heavy rain that folks to the east of us got. So, flooding was not as bad as it could have been. Also, after the flood of 1998 the gummint condemned neighborhoods along the Guadalupe River for human habitation, which meant that the more vulnerable housing areas were no longer occupied (at least not legally). Thanks for asking.
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    • Top | #125
      Local TV Station covered the #LaborDayofLove event, and the ole' Barbecue Trailer makes a pretty sweet backdrop for the reporter to use! #YourWelcome

      http://www.kplctv.com/clip/13675597/...or-day-of-love

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    • Top | #126
      Wow. Congratulation on the well-deserved success. Looks really amazing!

      Quite the story, just read from beginning to end. You truly excelled and hit all the right notes, everything looks great and you still keep stepping it up! Keep up the great work.

      How's the MMS 72? I can't wait to receive mine 72XC in a few months. How would you rate it overall, cons, pros?

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      • Top | #127
        Congratulations Paul. Looks like your hard work is paying off.

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        • Top | #128
          Originally posted by fetyani View Post
          Wow. Congratulation on the well-deserved success. Looks really amazing!

          Quite the story, just read from beginning to end. You truly excelled and hit all the right notes, everything looks great and you still keep stepping it up! Keep up the great work.

          How's the MMS 72? I can't wait to receive mine 72XC in a few months. How would you rate it overall, cons, pros?
          Dude!!! You are going to have a blast on your new, HUGE Stickburner! I really like it. I'm not seeing too many minuses just yet. That moist environment has a lot of plusses, but it does slow bark formation on my heavy-rub #WhoDatRibs. I cooked some Monday for the Saints game, and I noticed how much I missed that Jambo Bark!

          I bought the big Mixon it because it was the Largest Stickburner I could fit on the back of a BBQ Trailer. It's done everything I've asked of it. We've burnt through the original grate, and I need to make a repair/replace job. I'll comment more, and we can also visit on the phone when you get your's in! I'm pumped for you!

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          • Top | #129
            Originally posted by PaulstheRibList View Post

            Dude!!! You are going to have a blast on your new, HUGE Stickburner! I really like it. I'm not seeing too many minuses just yet. That moist environment has a lot of plusses, but it does slow bark formation on my heavy-rub #WhoDatRibs. I cooked some Monday for the Saints game, and I noticed how much I missed that Jambo Bark!

            I bought the big Mixon it because it was the Largest Stickburner I could fit on the back of a BBQ Trailer. It's done everything I've asked of it. We've burnt through the original grate, and I need to make a repair/replace job. I'll comment more, and we can also visit on the phone when you get your's in! I'm pumped for you!
            That's really great to hear. I'll be using it for a restaurant, that's why I decided to go with Mixon Smokers. Will update of course then.

            Keep up the good work man, amazing stuff!

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            • Top | #130
              Aren't Stickburners Super Fun!!! I love mine. All of them! The big Myron Mixon 72XC has seen a good bit of work in our first year of owning it. It's insulated status is pretty efficient. A big brisket/butt cook takes about, well, I don't exactly know how may splits, but it's between 20-30, depending on how much you put into the unit.

              In any event, I've needed to hone up my wood supplier skills and contacts. The best wood we've used so far is Pecan, from trees that were cut after Hurricane Rita, which hit us in 2005. The guy fell the trees then, and split them in the last year or so. So these splits are well seasoned and burn great!

              Finding wood that's been split for more than a couple of months is not easy. Meaning just about impossible. I'm going to need to figure out how to store and season a bunch of wood. In the meantime, I'm going to enjoy burning the last of the Rita wood! He has several more trees that have been cut for 5 years, and tells me he thinks they will bun just as good.

              This morning, I took my 20 foot utility trailer, which we outfitted with plywood sides to hold in the wood neatly, and went up to pickup 3 Chords of Rita Pecan. I loaded up the first half by myself, which took a good little while. Then the guy and his helper helped me load the 2nd half. It's a lot of wood!

              Go Stickburners!!!
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              • kmhfive
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                Wonderful haul!

              • Mr. Bones
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                Nice haul, Paul!
                Out of pecan, here, so understandably envious!

              • JCGrill
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                That's a load! Thinking of all the places in the north woods I've driven past where guys have STACKS of wood scattered all over the acreage. Not pecan of course.

            • Top | #131
              GREAT write-up!

              Comgratulations on all your success!!!

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              • Top | #132
                A popular BBQ joint in lower Michigan told me they use green hickory when I asked what type of wood they use. Not sure but my understanding is if your running a large fire that burns hot you can use some green woods. Some species are relatively dry when green and some species dry faster than others per this http://trace.tennessee.edu/cgi/viewc...=utk_agexfores. I know you need well seasoned for a small stick burner like mine but was curious if yours burns hot enough to burn less seasoned and may be more readily available.
                Keep up the good work you are living my dream.

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                • Top | #133
                  Great looking woodpile! Keep up the good work

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                  • Top | #134
                    Nice load of wood.

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                    • Top | #135
                      That is a thing of beauty. I would love to have that rolling up into my drive way!

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                      • PaulstheRibList
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                        Dude, Thank you! #Stickburnerfun
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