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Some Of Our Favorite
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Just a non-BBQ, almost sans protein, St Louis restaurant review. Enjoy.

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  • JGo37
    Club Member
    • Apr 2018
    • 1237
    • the LOU
    • Cookers:

      22" Blackstone Griddle, with stand & hood
      CharGriller Portable Firebox - so modified you'll BLOL
      Kitchenaid #810 Charcoal Grill - highly modified
      Weber BI-code Black Performer w/Igniter
      Weber DE-code Red Limited - 'Lucille'

      Accessories:

      Ancient heavy CI Propane Turkey Fryer, for lighting chimneys
      BBQ Dragon kettle shelves - 2
      Fyre Dragon Kettle Drippin' Ring, Burnin' Cone & Drippin' Pan - 2 sets
      Fyre Dragon Kettle Ribbin' Ring
      Fyre Dragon Kettle 2-Zone Smokin' Sheet
      OneGrill Rotisserie for the Kitchenaid
      Smokenator
      Smoking Tubes: 2x12" & 1x6"
      SnS
      Weber Gourmet Grill w/Griddle, Pizza Stone & Wok

      My Helpers:

      Anova 900W Sous Vide Cooker w/Radios
      Instant Pot 6Q Duo
      Nesco Tabletop Roaster
      & the PIT!

    Top | #1

    Just a non-BBQ, almost sans protein, St Louis restaurant review. Enjoy.

    I thought this chef's approach unique enough, and interesting enough in regards to his severity of austerity style, and preservation of resources, to share here within the PIT. I would say this read is a step beyond brief, but no longer. In that I was fascinated the read was short enough.

    My reservations are for Saturday - a day usually reserved during football season to be spent with my grills, but this event is important. And will serve to remind my wife that, I at times, am thoughtful of her.

    https://www.stltoday.com/entertainme...F3849D2E84F65D

    I love St. Louis. That is an odd thing to say about a city that embodies the problems of urban living without the offset of ethnic stovepipes of activities that can afford seclusion. St. Louis delivers eclectic experiences in abundance, with occasional world-class flair. It's these hidden diamonds in the rough, the Midwest ethos, and the naked approachability of the people here, some of which may become true friends without warning, that makes living here an unforgettable moment.
  • EdF
    EdF
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 3277
    • Atlantic Highlands, NJ
    • Uuni Pro (new kid in town)
      Karubeque C-60
      Large BGE since 2002 + plate setter + pizza stone + upper grid + stainless paella pan for drippings (the best!)
      TEC Cherokee FR since 2014 (portable infrared grill - does a mighty sear)
      Polyscience Sous Vide Pro since 2012 (wasn't much else available in those days)
      Thermapen
      Thermapen Air
      ThermaQ (or its predecessor)
      Thermoworks Hi temp IR
      BBQ Dragon & Chimney of Insanity
      Various other stuff

    Top | #2
    I'd eat there! (Depending on how expensive it is). ;-)

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    • JGo37
      JGo37 commented
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      The top plate - 12 tastings - is $ 75.00. About $ 200.00 less than the same thing in Manhattan.

    • EdF
      EdF commented
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      Not that bad for a special occasion. But then, I do eat in Manhattan often enough!

    • holehogg
      holehogg commented
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      See its only been open for a couple months. May be a good thing you getting in early, could be paying Manhattan prices in the near future
  • RonB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 10839
    • Near Richmond VA
    • Weber Performer Deluxe
      SNS
      Pizza insert
      Rotisserie
      Smokenator 1000
      Cookshack Smokette Elite
      2 Thermapens
      Chefalarm
      Dot
      lots of probes.
      CyberQ

    Top | #3
    I hope you enjoy it, but that's waaay too fancy for me.

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    • JGo37
      JGo37 commented
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      The table-spoon sized entree comes with its own wine pairing. It's an acquired taste in the activity itself.
  • MBMorgan
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 5707
    • Colorado
    • > Weber Genesis EP-330
      > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
      > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
      > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
      > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
      to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
      > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
      > Thermoworks Smoke
      > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
      > Thermoworks Thermapen
      > Thermoworks IR-GUN-S
      > Anova sous vide circulator
      > Searzall torch
      > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

      > Favorite Beer: Guinness Extra Stout, Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, or Alaskan Amber
      > Favorite Wine: Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel or Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend
      > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

    Top | #4
    Here's a link to the restaurant website: https://www.savagestl.com/

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    • JGo37
      JGo37 commented
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      Thanks - I didn't think to provide the link, duh. I'm hoping a few of our Lou pit members will see this too.
  • TechSmoker
    Club Member
    • Sep 2018
    • 99
    • New Era, MI
    • Cookers
      • Grilla Silverbac Alpha
      • MasterBuilt 200772115 Bluetooth Smart Digital Electric Smoker, 30-Inch
      • Weber Original Kettle Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black
      • Weber Spirit II E-210 Gas Grill, Red
      Accessories
      • Char Baskets
      Books
      • Meathead: The Science of Great Barbeque and Grilling, Meathead Goldwyn
      • Project Smoke, Steven Raichlen
      • Franklin Barbeque: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto, Aaron Franklin
      • Wicked Good Barbeque: Fearless Recipes From Two Damn Yankees Who Have Won the Biggest, Baddest BBQ Competition in the World, Andy Husbands and Chris Hart
      Favorite Meats
      • Brisket
      • Ribeye
      • Pork Spareribs
      • Bacon

    Top | #5
    If I spend that much on a meal, I want to feel miserable because of how much I ate, not how much it cost.

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    • JGo37
      JGo37 commented
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      I honestly didn't think $ 75 for the top plate was much. My wife can spend that at Chipotle..
  • Frozen Smoke
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 1615
    • Northern Mn

    Top | #6
    I'm not near sophisticated enough. I didn't even understand half your post!! Been living in the northern wilds too long I guess!

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    • JGo37
      JGo37 commented
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      I'm from the tundra too. Actually, the LOU doesn't have many, if any, dress-to-atmosphere places. If it does, I don't know about them because I can't afford them.

    • FireMan
      FireMan commented
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      To quote Kent Rollins, “Ya can’t get full on fancy”. Some people like fancy, I like full.
  • Buck Flicks
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 347
    • Dee Eff Dub, TX

    Top | #7
    I also like ST Lou. I've probably spent more time there than anywhere outside of Dallas/FW or either of my Granparents' homes. I've gone once or twice a year since 2007.

    Salt + Smoke is my favorite restuarant. Very solid BBQ and excellent whiskey bar.

    I'm not a huge fan of STL style pizza though, with the velveeta style cheese. It's not bad, but it's just slightly ... off-putting to me.

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    • JGo37
      JGo37 commented
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      No one here likes the pizza. My wife, from Chicago, was 'somewhere' with gals and said 'Imo's Pizza Sucks'. Mrs. Imo then said - not if you grow up here, it's an acquired taste.

      Ha HA - no it's not....

      The Lou's Dogtown Pizza rules. Just got into stores a couple months ago. Good for them.
  • Buck Flicks
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 347
    • Dee Eff Dub, TX

    Top | #8
    If there's a JJ Twig's near you, their double decker pizza is very good. I haven't been to Imo's, but last time I was there this June, we went to Stefanina's, which is similar to Imo's and I thought I was eating ballpark nacho pizza.

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    • Texas Larry
      Club Member
      • May 2017
      • 630
      • Wilson County, TX
      • PrimoXL
        Maverick 732
        Thermoworks 2K Themocouple
        Thermapen
        Weber Go-Anywhere (for the beach!)
        Dreaming of a really good stick-burner...
        Favorite beer: Alaskan Amber

      Top | #9
      Agree with your sentiments about STL. Lived there 20 years and loved it. It’s our second hometown. Two daughters still live there. I’ll see if they have tried Savage.

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      • Potkettleblack
        Club Member
        • Jun 2016
        • 1834
        • Chicago, IL
        • Grill: Grilla Original / Weber Genesis EP-330
          Thermometers: Thermapen / iGrill 2 / Fireboard
          For Smoke: Chunks / Pellet Tube / Mo Pouch
          Sous Vide: Joule / Nomiku WiFi
          Disqus: Le Chef - (something something something)

        Top | #10
        Lived in St. Louis for four years, married a local, returned often until her mom moved away. It's a secret city. There's great stuff there, but you have to know a local or work hard to find it. Or know your way around town. It was a year before I could find a few good places, but my future wife took me to all of them, and then I started to find them on my own and introduce her.

        Love that town.

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        • Ahumadora
          Club Member
          • Oct 2015
          • 1561
          • Pilar Buenos Aires, Argentina

          Top | #11
          Last time I was in St Louis was 2004 . I was Exporting a Hearse from Philadelphia to New Zealand. The trucking company let me down at the last minute and I had it booked in a container leaving from Los Angeles. So, I got a red eye flight from Los Angeles to philly, collected the hearse (2001 Cadillac) and started driving like crazy to get back asap (2700 miles).
          Blowing through St Louis and the cops light me up. I slowed down and he gave me a dirty look and continued. Ended up at roadside rest stop near there and slept in the back of it for a few hours. In the morning I staggered out the back of the hearse. A couple were walking their dog and seen me. You should have seen the look on their faces thats my last experience with st louis.

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          • Nuke em
            Club Member
            • Jun 2016
            • 753
            • Nj

            Top | #12
            Lol. Great story. What I would give to be a fly on the hearse when that happened

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