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  • Huskee
    Pit Boss/Manager
    • May 2014
    • 14291
    • central MI, USA
    • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

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      • Weber grill topper
      • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
      • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
      • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

      Beverages
      • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
      • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
      • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
      • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
      • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
      • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
      • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

      About me
      Real name: Aaron
      Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

      Occupation:
      • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

    Moonshine?

    Anyone here ever get the privilege to taste authentic backwoods illegal moonshine? Don't incriminate yourself, I'm only asking if you've ever tasted it! If so whatcha think?

    I'm a big fan if the TV show Moonshiners and I recently ordered myself a 750mL bottle of Tim Smith's (one of the original main characters) Climax Moonshine. The production [legal] version is only 90proof, I suspect it has something to do with those things called laws.... But regardless, I'm looking forward to trying it. He's the Meathead of the moonshine world.
  • DWCowles
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 9760
    • Smiths Grove, Ky
    • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

    #2
    Yes I have and that's the worst hangover ever

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    • Huskee
      Huskee commented
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      You get the real stuff or the off-the-shelf commercial stuff?

    • Breadhead
      Breadhead commented
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      ....
      Last edited by Breadhead; June 26th, 2016, 03:02 AM.

    • DWCowles
      DWCowles commented
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      It was the real stuff out of a mason jar Huskee
  • Breadhead
    Banned Former Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 1

    #3
    Hmmm... I like to know what I'm getting. Buying stuff off the street can be deadly.πŸ™ˆ

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    • DWCowles
      DWCowles commented
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      I knew what I was getting and I didn't get it off the street.

    • Breadhead
      Breadhead commented
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      Home brewing... There's a lot of people trying it. I resist being their taste tester, is what I was saying, not actually buying it on the street corner. If they taste it first while I watch... Maybe if they didn't die overnight, I'll give it a try.πŸ˜†
  • Jerod Broussard
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    • Jun 2014
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    • East Texas
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    #4
    Never been around the stuff, but I have run into SpamShiners from time to time.

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    • richinlbrg
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 1798
      • Leesburg, VA. (Northern, VA)
      • We have two weber kettle grills (one LARGE and one small/average), the SnS and the Weber Smokey Mountain 18" smoker. We use both natural lump charcoal and KNB for smoking and measure our temps with a Maverick 733, thermopen and MK4. Favorite beer depends on what is cooking (alt answer is yes).

      #5
      I have. One was Gawd-aweful - the worst thing I ever tasted. Could likely power a rocket.

      Also had some that was REALLY REALLY GREAT!

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      • mgaretz
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 735
        • San Ramon, CA
        • Mark Garetz
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        #6
        Now this is a true (and timely) story:

        My job is traveling around the country teaching machine embroidery seminars, primarily to ladies where the average age is 80. I was doing a seminar this weekend in Huntsville (on the plane waiting to head home as I type this) and I am getting over a cold, so I was coughing a bit at the end of the day. We end at 5pm and about 3:30 I coughed and one of the ladies said I needed some moonshine. I asked if she had any and she said it was in the car. I asked if she always traveled with moonshine and she said she did. I told her I couldn't have any now but she should see me at 5. She answered, "No darlin', I'll be at Church by then."

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        • Nate
          Charter Member
          • Apr 2015
          • 3767
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            ~Credit Manager for an Agriculture Coop.


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          #7
          Hypothetically speaking..... lol....

          Yes.... I may or may not have known a guy some time ago that had access to some really good stuff... I may or may not have also known some guys that had access to some not so good stuff.

          Based on those hypothetical situations, here are few things to consider and know:

          1. There is some really good stuff out there and there is some really bad stuff out there.
          2. Real shine is not like drinking regular whiskey... the way you get drunk, the effects on you, and potential hangover are all different. It can sneak up on you... All of the sudden a couple swigs later and you are a one eyed pirate who can't figure out how to get out of his lawn chair
          3. There are ways to church it up a little. Tossing some fruit in the mason jar is something I have seen and maybe tasted. Gotta let that set for a while. Tried some one time that had been aged in a bourbon barrel or had pieces of charred oak thrown in the container... That gave it that caramel color with a touch of the charred oaky flavor. Also had some that was mixed with some stuff and had a cinnamon stick thrown in it and made it taste like liquid apple pie (that was dangerous cause you didn't know you were drinking). But the real high octane stuff you aren't going to be able to just mix it with a coke like you would Jack or Jim and it taste right.
          4. If you can light it and get a blue flame.... you got some potent stuff.
          5. I prefer when the mason jar has been pulled out of the freezer or fridge. (but i prefer cold drinks)
          6. The store purchases stuff just isn't the same.

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          • SlushDeezey
            Former Member
            • Apr 2016
            • 191
            • Texas

            #8
            Lots of folks may not know it but in Texas it is legal to distill your own spirits. There are various liquor laws that dictate how much you can make and you can't sell it but I suspect there is still some of that going on in deep east Texas. If I wasn't in the career field that I am I would have a still just to see how good I could get at it and what recipes I could come up with. Would never sell it but could probably run afoul of the law by trading for good food. As for the "Moonshiners" show, it's entertaining but total bs.

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            • Huskee
              Huskee commented
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              Cool post! BS or not, the still making in the woods is educational and I enjoy it, seems real enough for me but I'm not a smart man. I'm quite sure the cops chasing them part is bs (the editing is always very misleading taking things out of context like they do) but I learned a lot with Tim's exploits going legal.
              Last edited by Huskee; June 26th, 2016, 02:24 AM.
          • Paulie Brisket
            Charter Member
            • Aug 2014
            • 81
            • Honey Brook, PA
            • Cooker('s) -
              At Home I use my Home Made Offset; (pictured) formally a water tank with a fabricated firebox made from rolled 1/4 in steel into a 22 x 18" cylinder, mounted on a 1926 Chevy axle and diamond plate deck. It leaks a bit till it warms up and regulating the temp was a challenge at times, but practice makes perfect ... a labor of love indeed!

              At the Camper (seasonal);
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              Weber Smoky Mountain w/Cajun Bandit Door

              Accessories -
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              Fuel -
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              Favorite Beverage -
              Craft IPA's - Victory Hop Devil!! Stones Enjoy By, etc ...

              Tunes -
              Hard Core Blues, Southern Rock, 70's Rock.

            #9
            Originally posted by Nate View Post
            Hypothetically speaking..... lol....

            All of the sudden a couple swigs later and you are a one eyed pirate who can't figure out how to get out of his lawn chair
            Nate That's Awesome

            I'm pretty sure I've been there myself a time or three ....

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            • Huskee
              Pit Boss/Manager
              • May 2014
              • 14291
              • central MI, USA
              • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

                Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

                Smokers / Grills
                • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
                • PBC
                • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
                • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
                • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
                • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
                • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
                • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
                • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
                • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

                Thermometers
                • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
                • (7) Maverick ET-732s
                • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
                • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
                • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
                • Thermapen MkII, orange
                • ThermoPop, yellow
                • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
                • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
                • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
                • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

                Accessories
                • Instant Pot 6qt
                • Anova Bluetooth SV
                • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
                • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
                • BBQ Dragon
                • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
                • Weber grill topper
                • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
                • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
                • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

                Beverages
                • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
                • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
                • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
                • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
                • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
                • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
                • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

                About me
                Real name: Aaron
                Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

                Occupation:
                • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

              #10
              I really enjoy running an old school stickburner, no knobs, dials, etc, and making what I consider real BBQ, and I'd love to run a wood fired still. Even if I end up not liking the product I just love the whole old school natural approach to all that. No clue if it's legal in MI for personal use but I'm guessing not.

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              • Fine Swine
                Former Member
                • Apr 2015
                • 193
                • Davidsonville, MD

                #11
                I've had some pretty good ones over the years. Never drank much of it as I am really a beer guy. My neighbor likes the stuff, so every once and awhile...I would place the jar in the front yard where he would find it mowing his lawn. Then I would hide. Really funny to hear the mower stop and he takes a gulp.

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                • Danjohnston949
                  Former Member
                  • Dec 2014
                  • 4437
                  • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

                  #12
                  Huskee, It shouldn't be any more illegal than Posing with a Plastic Fish! My first encounter with "Shine" was in Greensboro NC, and was given to me By a Hardshell Babtist, it was in a Mason Jar with not one Bit of Sediment and just a light tinge of a Rose Coloration! Son I am Here to Tell You Two Licks of It and I Was Tired! We have Everclear, 180 Proof Alcohol, available in ND for "Medicinal Purposes" and Wedding Punch but I Swear that "MoonShine" was Stronger!
                  Eat Well and Prosper! From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan
                  Last edited by Danjohnston949; June 26th, 2016, 03:51 AM.

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                  • Danjohnston949
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                    Mr. Bones, AreYou Just a Touch Behind on Your Homework❓ I Couldn't Remember Until I Checked! You Know What They Say About the Second Thing To Go Is The Mind❓. πŸ‘πŸ‘ Thanks For πŸ‘ The Like πŸ‘πŸ‘
                    From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan
                • SlushDeezey
                  Former Member
                  • Apr 2016
                  • 191
                  • Texas

                  #13
                  Around the third season, the state alcohol beverage board from where them guys are from came out and said if they were really making moonshine they would have been arrested a long time ago. They know who they all are as they aren't hiding their identities. The response from the ABC board was because tee totalers were screaming "why aren't you doing something about them?!" That being said, I found the first couple of seasons entertaining and Tickle reminds me of about half the people I grew up with.

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                  • Huskee
                    Huskee commented
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                    Easy for them to say that so they don't look like fools though. What else would they say? Lol. They have to be caught in the act, not on tv from a year ago (once the season airs on tv).
                • Beefchop
                  Charter Member
                  • Oct 2014
                  • 422
                  • Lafayette, LA
                  • XL Big Green Egg, Shirley Fabrication 24"x42" Patio Cooker

                  #14
                  Yes. Here and abroad. I lived in Armenia for 2 years and they make their own "vodka" using fruit that has fermented in bathtubs and distilled using a simple still. I drank that stuff on occasion and it was knock you on your can powerful. Glad I did it when I was in my early 20s! The stuff I've had in the US has usually been a novelty brought out at hunt camp by one of the old timers who grew up in a holler and still had connections. No idea where they sourced it but I've had strawberry, peach and apple WV moonshine. Usually they make into something called "apple pie" or infuse it with cherries or some fruit (once it's finished) to take the edge off. Again, it sneaks up on you, leaves you dizzy, and sucks all of the moisture out of your body. I wouldn't buy it on my own. Too many good distilleries here in Kentucky and Scotland to go muckin' with that stuff!

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                  • Huskee
                    Pit Boss/Manager
                    • May 2014
                    • 14291
                    • central MI, USA
                    • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

                      Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

                      Smokers / Grills
                      • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
                      • PBC
                      • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
                      • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
                      • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
                      • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
                      • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
                      • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
                      • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
                      • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

                      Thermometers
                      • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
                      • (7) Maverick ET-732s
                      • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
                      • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
                      • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
                      • Thermapen MkII, orange
                      • ThermoPop, yellow
                      • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
                      • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
                      • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
                      • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

                      Accessories
                      • Instant Pot 6qt
                      • Anova Bluetooth SV
                      • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
                      • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
                      • BBQ Dragon
                      • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
                      • Weber grill topper
                      • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
                      • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
                      • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

                      Beverages
                      • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
                      • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
                      • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
                      • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
                      • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
                      • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
                      • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

                      About me
                      Real name: Aaron
                      Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

                      Occupation:
                      • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

                    #15
                    It appears from many reviews I've read, some here, most elsewhere, that moonshine is definitely an acquired taste popular mainly with the southern hillbillies. Those who like other spirits and bourbons & Scotches seem to think moonshine is awful. I'm thinking I will probably think it's awful too. But I'll try anything once. If it's no good I'll just make Tom Collins with it. And since it's Tim's I'll call them Tim Collins.

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                    • Huskee
                      Huskee commented
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                      Awww yeah DWCowles

                    • richinlbrg
                      richinlbrg commented
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                      Just depends on the brewer, Huskee .

                      If you have someone who really knows what they are doing, you might really like it!

                    • Danjohnston949
                      Danjohnston949 commented
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                      It didn't take You Fellers Long to Take "Good" Sippin' Liquour and turn into a Ladies Drink?? From Fargo ND, Dan

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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 $299 delivered to your door!

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                  The Undisputed Champion!

                  thermapen

                  The Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 is considered by the pros, and our team, to be the single best instant read thermometer. Don't accept cheap substitutes.  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

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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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