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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.

 


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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

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

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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.

Click here to read our detailed review

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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.

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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    Infinity Bottle

    As I've gotten in to bourbon over the last several months, I learned about something called an Infinity Bottle. The idea is that you pour the last ounce or half ounce (or first.... or somewhere in the middle) of every bottle of bourbon you get into one bottle, let it mingle, then the idea is that every time you drink it, you drink a little bit of every bourbon you've ever added to it.

    I started my infinity bottle this weekend, with 1 oz each of: Eagle Rare 10yr, Weller 12yr, Weller Antique, Weller Special Reserve, Weller CYPB, Old Forester 1920, Clyde May's, 1792 Small Batch, Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit, and Four Roses Single Barrel. I couldn't bring myself to add any of my Blanton's yet, but I will eventually.

    I'm going to let it sit for a couple weeks, let the edges round off and give it a try. I will report here.

    I also started my Poor Man's Pappy batch this weekend. Got some stuff to look forward to.

  • Top | #2
    Hmmm - I may give this a try with brisket.

    Infinity brisket has a nice ring to it.

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    • CaptainMike
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      Hahahaha, you kill me!

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    Love that idea! I will do this sicne I am all for having unique fun with bourbon.

    As an aside, I am on my second batch of barrel-aged gin (this time Beefeater) and my 3L of Buffalo Trace is 1.5 months old and already tasting so different.

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    • Top | #4
      Oh, ya jus gotta know that I'm all in on this Infinity Bottle!

      Startin one tonight, reckon last count I had 13-14 bottles of Bourbon roostin on my bar.

      I have mixed shots almost every evenin, so it should be fun to see what I come up with!

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      • Huskee
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        Definitely need to come hang
        out with you!

      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
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        Gimme a holler, stop on by, Amigo!

        Any Ol Time,...

    • Top | #5
      You have a little left over in your bottles... I must be doing something wrong.

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      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
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        An that's even after hangin em, like an IV bottle...

      • Buck Flicks
        Buck Flicks commented
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        OF 1920 was the only one near empty. I had to exert extreme self control at the end of that bottle to save a bit, rather than just polishing it off. I just added 1 oz from all the rest to get the bottle started.

        As much as I enjoy bourbon, I only have one or two drinks a week. With my work and commute, I don't have a lot of time in the evening between the time I get home and the time I have to go to bed, so I prefer to wait until I can savor the flavor on the weekends.

    • Top | #6
      We used to do an infinity glass when we'd have a kegger when I was much younger. Just top off your plastic cup every time you walk by the keg and never let it hit bottom. That way, no matter your condition at the end of the night, you could say you only had one beer.

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      • Buck Flicks
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        Ha! That brought back an old dusty memory. When I was in college, my fraternity had a party at a bar where pitchers of beer were $1. Everyone basically had a pitcher in one hand and a cup in the other, and we kept topping each other's cups off. Same effect. Funny - I haven't thought about that in years.

      • jfmorris
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        Haha this one is much easier to achieve for me! I'm down to one keg of beer in the garage but am back to brewing, with about 14 kegs planned between now and October.

    • Top | #7
      What happens if you wind up with a bottle full of 'meh' quality whiskey?

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      • Buck Flicks
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        That's certainly possible. I probably should have gone with 1/2 oz of each instead of a full oz, just in case that happens. But I bet it won't.

      • Mr. Bones
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        Reckon I'd use it to make some bourbon baked beans!

        I think th likelihood is low, though, since I don't really have any that are meh, on their own.

      • Murdy
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        There are enough people around that drink hi-balls that I'm sure you could use it up. Whiskey & Coke, Sour, 7UP, etc.

    • Top | #8
      Looking in my cabinet, I have really low bottles of Old Forester, Sazerac Rye, Bulleit Rye, Yellowstone, Ezra Brooks, Weller, and Buffalo Trace. I might ensure there's only 1/2oz or so (time to have a sipping party in the name of science) and combine them. Might skip the Ezra Brooks, it's a 'meh' whiskey IMO.

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      • Buck Flicks
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        That's bold, mixing bourbon and rye! I like them both but to me they're very different. I'd be afraid that instead of complementing each other, they'd turn into something I didn't enjoy. For that, I might try just a dash of each to make total 1-2 oz pour to see if I liked it. But that's just me.

      • Huskee
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        Great point Buck Flicks. Not as crazy as mixing bourbon & Scotch (which I will never do, lord help me if I did!) but a good point nonetheless. I might try a couple tiny mixings to make sure, but Sazerac and Bulleit rye are both very mild ryes IMO and I don't think they're much to worry about. Although there's enough bourbons there to just separate them do an infinity rye too!

    • Top | #9
      I would need one gigantic ass bottle if I was going to start that right now (I may have a problem btw LOL). I do like the idea though!

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      • Buck Flicks
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        Not if you drink a dram every once in a while ;-)

      • myndcraft
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        One would think that Buck! I have a dram, or two, every night though with a cigar. Unfortunately I have a friend at the local liquor store who is always setting bottles aside for me

      • Buck Flicks
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        I meant a dram or two of the infinity bottle. Keep making room in it!

    • Top | #10
      I suppose if you ended up with a "meh" blend, you could use it as a spritz for your next cook -- I wouldn't think you'd need the good stuff for that. One Youtube video of smoking beef ribs, the guy was using a spritz of 1/3 bourbon and 2/3 apple cider to baste the ribs. Sounded kinda good.

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      • Top | #11
        Considering I usually only have one bottle of any specific liquor on hand at a time, this might be tough to implement. Right now I've got one Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Rye, bottled on my birthday last year, that is almost empty. One bottle of Johnny Walker black label (12 year) scotch, and one bottle of Elijah Craig small batch... and I for sure do not want to mix any of those together! Maybe I will just get another bottle of the rye to mix in, and keep that decorative bottle of rye with my birthday on the label going.

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        • Huskee
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          Not normally a Jack fan but their rye is really good. I think it and the Elijah Craig would mix very well. I happen to also love EC. I'd leave the JW out if it though for sure.

        • Buck Flicks
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          Definitely hold on to that decorative bottle... I used the bottle from Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit for my Infinity Bottle because it's one of the coolest whiskey bottles I've seen that wasn't a special decorative, and now that bottle style is discontinued because it was expensive to make.
          Last edited by Buck Flicks; April 30th, 2019, 08:14 AM.

        • jfmorris
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          Thanks Buck Flicks I will definitely hang onto the Rye bottle - its pretty cool sitting in my office on top of an antique wooden filing cabinet, with a couple of Jack Daniels glasses (upside down to keep the dust out). I'll refill it with something for sure. Of course, you can buy it all over the place - I got mine at the distillery up in Tennessee last fall.
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