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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!

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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.

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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.

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The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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).

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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

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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.

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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.

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Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

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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'.

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Professional Steakhouse Knife Set

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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.

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Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

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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.

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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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    Bulletproof Coffee recipe

    For those who've never heard of, or never had, a Bulletproof coffee, I though I'd share how I make mine.

    Background:

    Bulletproof coffee is not a brand of coffee, it's a recipe. However, the name "Bulletproof" is trademarked by its inventor, so you likely won't find Bulletproof coffee at a lot of coffee places, and not Starbucks, at least until they can find a way to sell the recipe legally. You can read more on his way of making it, and how it benefits you, here. I'm not promoting his website or the rest of the info at that link, I'm simply sharing it for crediting purposes. Keep in mind he's a business man, so he's going to talk up the best and most expensive ingredients. You don't need to do it exactly his way. So I'm sharing my way, which I got from a popular coffee shop in Traverse City, MI. Oh, and don't worry about his warning to use unsalted butter or your coffee will be salty. This is simply not true. We've been using salted butter, and we've done a side by side, and the salted is NOT "salty". Besides, if you're doing a keto diet, you need extra electrolytes so the experts say, so salted butter helps with that. If you like the taste of one vs the other, then use it. Wife & I use salted.

    It's extremely simple. But, if you've never heard of this, it'll likely sound 'gross', or at least 'interesting'.

    Brew you favorite bold cup of coffee. It does NOT matter if it's organic beans yadayada, or if it's a K-Cup or Folgers, don't fall for the hype surrounding the need for the most expensive coffee known to man, cultivated on the moon and inspected by the Praetorian Guard, all that nonsense.

    Ingredients:
    • 8oz of your favorite coffee (bold works best to hold up to the additions. If you can't tolerate bold coffee, use what you like best.)
    • 1 Tbsp grass-fed butter. --Yep, you read that right, BUTTER in your coffee. Trust me.
    • 1 Tbsp MCT Oil. (MCT Oil is a refined coconut oil, it stands for Medium-Chain Triglyceride oil). It is NOT regular coconut oil. It has no taste at all.

    Steps:
    • Add the butter & oil to your cup when you brew it, or when you pour it. If pouring in the cup, give it a minute to allow the butter to melt. Blend well with a stick blender a.k.a immersion blender, until well mixed & slightly frothy (about 10 seconds or so). That's it!

    Important:
    • If you've never heard of grass-fed butter, most supermarkets carry it. Kerrygold is a popular one in the US, Irish Butter imported from Ireland. There are others. The package will specifically say if it's grass fed. This is supposedly important for molecular reasons and purity.
    • Try to find grass fed butter, don't just use your regular butter from the butter dish..although I have in a pinch and it tastes fine.
    • Don't use margarine! Don't use regular coconut oil! This is NOT the same stuff and will not result in a pleasant cup of coffee any more than using a bologna loaf will make a nice prime rib dinner. Get the real stuff or don't do it!
    • Don't worry about using unsalted grass fed butter, I use the regular salted and it's NOT "salty".
    • Don't add anything else (half & half, sugar, flavored creamers, etc) A true Bulletproof has health benefits (so they claim) resulting from its unique combination of ingredients, and should be enjoyed with only these 3 ingredients
    • Don't use a foam cup! It can melt.
    • Don't overdo the MCT oil. In fact, you may wish to start with half the amount, 1-1.5 tsp, it can affect your belly until you're used to it. It can go right through you, and not in the traditional way.


    Why I love these:

    This makes the richest, fullest cup of coffee ever. The combination of the butter & oil makes a nice rich mouthfeel and can get addicting. And the health benefits (so the experts say) are exponentially better than traditional coffee. MCT oil is a brain food. This recipe is a high fat, zero carb (as long as you make it as described and don't add sugar or half & half) punch of energy and brain power.

    Personally I usually make mine with 1/2 Tbsp butter, simply to keep the calories down if I plan to have a couple cups, or if it's an 'office' day. If I have an active day planned I use the full amount.

  • Top | #2
    +1. It is a good cup of joe.

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    • Top | #3
      What else is this MCT oil good for? Can you use it for cooking? If it's so good for you might be nice to use it in other ways as well.
      Last edited by Frozen Smoke; December 5th, 2018, 08:33 AM.

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      • Huskee
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        MCT oil in the bottle isn't recommended for cooking with, as in frying (besides it'd be WAY too expensive), but you can use regular coconut oil for cooking & frying, it contains MCTs. MCT oil is meant for adding to yogurt, oatmeal, drinks, smoothies, etc.

      • Spinaker
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        It is great for pre work out and on eggs and avocado in the morning. TONS of sustained fuel through out the day. I take some every day. In my coffee and at breakfast. (Weekends only breakfast)

      • Potkettleblack
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        It's a very effective generator of "rumble guts" when you go too aggressively with it. Ramp slowly.

    • Top | #4
      Interesting Huskee. But butter and oil have to mean a bunch of calories. One thing I don't need is more calories...

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      • EdF
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        Thanks RonB - I pasted the wrong link. Fixed now.

      • RonB
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        Great article EdF.

      • EdF
        EdF commented
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        RonB - it's pretty much the same message as ecowper 's link, which I hadn't seen.

    • Top | #5
      Huskee, you have reminded me of the butter tea I used to drink in Nepal and Tibet during my sojourns there.

      https://www.yowangdu.com/tibetan-food/butter-tea.html

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        FWIW - this is a photo of the world’s most expensive coffee being....uhhhh....”produced”. So yea, I will stick to my Maxwell House 100% Colombian.

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        • tdimond
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          As I just told my wife, this coffee must taste like s***!

        • Potkettleblack
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          I wonder if anyone has figured out how to ferment the beans without it passing through the guts of a civet.

        • Steve R.
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          Maybe instead of force-feeding coffee cherries to civets they could use a natural sun dried process or washed process. Someone should try that and see if it works.

      • Top | #7
        I do bullet proof coffee every now and then, but with coconut oil instead of MCT oil. I know, I know I'm supposed to go with 100% pure extra virgin cold pressed organic veagan super food MCT oil, but I always have coconut oil on hand (it's great for high heat cooking). I find that the caffeine "effect" seems to last longer.

        Mornings that I have normal coffee on my way to work? Reaching for another cup by 9:30-ish. Bullet Proof coffee? Not until almost 11.

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        • JGo37
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          The oils suppress your appetite longer, keeping you feeling satisfied. The couple extra calories also keep you fueled. It's magic...

        • Potkettleblack
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          MCT oil is generally processed coconut oil. If you were eating something like lazy paleo, coconut oil would be in, and MCT should be out.

      • Top | #8
        I had forgotten about this recipe. So named in that it's tests the imbiber's bulletproof constitution.

        Here's an alternative unsalted Irish Butter that I can attest is decadent rich, although Kerrygold is a solid choice. I like Greenfield's a bit more.

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        And, it may be that the secret is out...

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        • Huskee
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          Yes, we have that butter too, thanks for post I couldn't remember what it was called. I think it costs 10 cents more or so, but it's same stuff = just as good.

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        Huskee thanks for the recipe! I tried this after reading some of your posts and I do enjoy it on the weekends.

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        • Pirate Scott
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          JGo37 my time machine is a 1975 Superbeetle powered by Fish Guts and Dead Bait! Not as slick as Doc’s Delorian but it gets you there and back just the same.

        • JGo37
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          Fish guts is dead bait. I save/freeze trout guts all winter and use them in late spring to catch channels. After all - the cats are living on rainbows dying in the warm pools once water hits 60F.

          People can't figure out how I pull out cats on slow days. I don't tell 'em...

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          JGo37 yup dead bait definitely works.

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        Sounds most interesting Huskee. Really going to have to try this. This might be a pick me up that I’ve needed.

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          Originally posted by FireMan View Post
          Sounds most interesting Huskee. Really going to have to try this. This might be a pick me up that I’ve needed.
          Hope you like. If you're ever in central MI stop in and I'll whip us up one. Give me notice and I'll have a brisket on the cooker.

          A gal I work with was explaining this to me a year ago. First thing I said was "butter, in coffee?? Yuck." And she said that's what she first thought too. When I described it to my wife when I got home, she said the same thing. And now when we describe it to others we get that same reply from everyone we tell. Anyway, we've been just over a year of making only Bulletproof coffees at home. Now a regular cuppajoe is thin and weak. If we want more coffee but a BP just isn't gonna fly, we use heavy whipping cream instead of half & half. Yum!

          Of course if a person likes regular coffee that's cool too, but this makes a delectable drink that still tastes just like strong coffee and not milk & caramel & pumpkin & vanilla & moon rocks.

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          • JGo37
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            We've got a cabin off Crooked Lake. I'll let you know when I'm on my way...

            ;o) (that was open for me too, right? - you can say 'no', really...)

          • Huskee
            Huskee commented
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            Really JGo37? I'm about 10 min from there.

          • JGo37
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            my grill's locked in the shed... don't even think about it...
            Last edited by JGo37; December 6th, 2018, 04:25 PM.

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          Huskee personally I like any sort of coffee that pours into my cup.

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          • JGo37
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            I can't do Folgers. No no no no nope.

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          Even if you don’t add the fats, a pinch or two of salt per pot of coffee isn’t noticeable at all but cuts the bitterness without adding any sugar or calories.

          So salted vs unsalted butter is probably okay.

          I’d still suggest avoid bullets flying your direction though.

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          • gcdmd
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            In college I worked in a truck stop café where the coffee would peel paint. Depending on who was brewing the coffee, many a pot got the trace of salt treatment. I also saw many a trucker put just a grain or two into his coffee.

        • Top | #14
          Have you tried doing this for a travel mug or thermos? How long before it separates if you don’t pound it immediately?

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          • Huskee
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            Every night at work. I swirl it regularly. Has become habit.

          • Rfuilrez
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            I make it in a travel mug with a really good sealing lid. After I put it all in I shake the living crap out of it for 20-30 seconds. It emulsifies well enough to last an hour or so without having to re mix before I finish. But, being that it’s travel mug I usually swirl it a little every now and again.

        • Top | #15
          So, on a Navy sub deployment when you're gone for the greater part of a year there's a tradition to never clean / wash your coffee cup until you return to home port.

          It's got a purpose to it.

          If you've been out 4-5 months and are out of coffee, generally just boiling hot water in your cup will render you a decent cup of well, JOE, at that point. Yum. Beats 'bug juice'. Don't ask...

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          • phrogpilot73
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            I've only done deployments on big deck Amphibs (I was a Marine after all). Don't know how you sub guys do it...

          • JGo37
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            phrogpilot73 I eventually wound up on Assault Craft Team 5, and stayed there. Been thru the ditch a couple times. You just can't play basketball on a sub like you can in the well of an LSD.

          • phrogpilot73
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            During a steel beach, they flooded the well and we fished on the LHD... Fun Times.
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