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  • Huskee
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    • May 2014
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      • 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.

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      Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

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    #16
    Starting easy, a little apple pie. Cheers!

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    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      How was dat, Huskee?

    • Huskee
      Huskee commented
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      Mr. Bones Ole Smokey is REALLY good! Sweet and very pie-like. Sneaks up on you like it's supposed to. "Midnight Moon" which has a very similar looking label is stronger, alcoholier, not as good, purely IMO of course. I've only had those 2 apple pies though.
  • BriggsBBQ
    Former Member
    • Feb 2016
    • 301
    • Dallas

    #17
    I tried making a still once but had some issues with the flow. The main thing with shine is be sure whoever is making it knows what they are doing. When yeast breaks down sugars it makes more than just C02 and ethanol. Also make methanol which concentrated will make you go blind. So if you make it make sure the methanol is all stilled first and toss it or make a cleaner out of it. Methanol will come over first because it has a lower boiling point. So never made any myself as my still was not working. It is ILLEGAL in Texas, nobody care if you did not make a big mess or try to sell it. I have had some from a friend of a friend and it was very good....didn't know the proof and did not go blind so win win.

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    • martybartram
      Former Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 462
      • Vass, NC

      #18
      Hypothetically, if I tasted it it would have come from the Daniel Boon National Forest in Kentucky. And if, hypothetically, I had tasted it, it is likely that I would maintain some in the liquor cabinet at home.
      That said the commercial stuff here in NC is really good. Our favorite, however, is the moonshine covered cherries - A quart mason jar filled with cherries and then filled with shine. Add one or two of those to your daiquiri or mojito and you have a really nice treat at the bottom of the glass.

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      • Beefchop
        Charter Member
        • Oct 2014
        • 422
        • Lafayette, LA
        • XL Big Green Egg, Shirley Fabrication 24"x42" Patio Cooker

        #19
        I looked into doing this when I was into home brewing and this place sells stills and has a quick info. guide on the legalities.

        http://www.clawhammersupply.com/blog...oonshine-legal

        Basically, it's legal to own distilling equipment in the US but illegal to produce alcohol for consumption unless you have a Federal Distilled Spirits Permit. You can obtain Federal Fuel Alcohol Permit, which allows you to buy and own the equipment to make your own fuel (or distill oils, water, etc.) but it's still illegal to make moonshine even for your own personal use unless you have the FDSP. That said, the website above states that most people who do make their own are accepting the risk that the federal government is never going to come after them for brewing a gallon of shine for personal use (but they could). Apparently the distilled spirits permit isn't something the average home brewer would be able to obtain unless you were straight up looking to launch your own whisky business, which leaves most of us with the fuel alcohol permit. I never bought the equipment or obtained the fuel permit, but there are lots of Youtube videos of guys who have if you are interested.
        Last edited by Beefchop; June 27th, 2016, 03:19 AM.

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        • CurlingDog
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          • Sep 2014
          • 551
          • Port Washington, WI
          • Traeger Jr Elite, Modern Home Products TJK gasser,Char-Broil 26" Round Charcoal Grill CBRMH-2600/S, Weber Smokey Joe, small portable POS charcoal grill, 13.25" GrillGrates, Thermopen, Maverick ET-732, Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer
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          #20
          i had enjoyed some "home made" apple pie (nothing purchased) in liquid form a while back.
          shot #1: holy fires of hell, batman!
          shot #2: a warm glow all through the body
          shot #3: Smiles, everyone! Smiles!
          shot #4: keys officially turned over to the significant other. and who moved that wall?

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          • Beefchop
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            That's about right!

          • Danjohnston949
            Danjohnston949 commented
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            CurlingDog, That is Just Short of Bullet Proof and Invisible? From Fargo ND, Dan

          • CurlingDog
            CurlingDog commented
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            Danjohnston949 all that and more! only the good tequilla that you can't get in the states could hold a candle to that stuff!
        • Huskee
          Pit Boss/Manager
          • May 2014
          • 14271
          • central MI, USA
          • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

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            Beverages
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            • 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.

          #21
          Well the Tim Smith Climax Moonshine came in the mail Thursday, and Mr FedEx, who's younger than me and knows me from previous wine deliveries, still asked for my ID...

          I like it! It's not like 'stronger vodka' like I pictured, and definitely not like rubbing alcohol like I've read in some reviews. It has a strong corn-ish, caramel-ish taste to it, very unique. Sweet and a kind of thick mouthfeel. Less burn that bourbon, but it's there. Can't say I've ever tasted anything like it.

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          • Powersmoke_80
            Founding Member
            • Aug 2014
            • 878
            • Bay City, Michigan
            • Vintage Brinkmann Longhorn Offset Stick burner (newest addition)
              Weber 22 w/SnS
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              Favorite Beer, Yeungling Black&Tan

            #22
            Bought this Midnight Moon in Bristol Tennessee in 2007 and had Junior Johnson sign it at Bristol Motor Speedway. It was introduced from Piedmont Distillers In celebration of Junior Johnson’s induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. I never opened it so I couldn't tell ya what it taste like.
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            • Huskee
              Huskee commented
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              Cool! I've seen that at my local store. I thought it might be a ripoff of Ole Smoky since that was avail first (here anyway)...but maybe it's vice versa. One of these days I'll try it and let you know.

            • Powersmoke_80
              Powersmoke_80 commented
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              @ Huskee Actually it was 2007 when I got this before there were other flavors. I seen he was back there in 2010

            • Huskee
              Huskee commented
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              Update- I tried Midnight Moon Apple Pie and didn't like it as much as Ole Smokey. It tasted more like ever clear with a little apple cider & cinnamon, whereas the Ole Smokey tasted like apple cider & cinnamon a with a little ever clear.
          • Atalanta
            Club Member
            • Jul 2016
            • 430
            • Barnsley's Ford
            • Grills: 22" Weber (wood handles) (another Weber on the way), Lodge Sportsman "hibachi"
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            #23
            I've tried peach and apple at a picnic (one of the guests brews his own). They were tasty but I could feel the burn. Tried a really good legal "shine" (how can 'shine be legal???) didn't have as much of a burn.

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            • Breadhead
              Breadhead commented
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              If it's legal... It is faux Shine. It's not something you advertise you even sampled.😎
          • 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.

            #24
            I really like the apple pie and the watermelon moonshine

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            • BriggsBBQ
              Former Member
              • Feb 2016
              • 301
              • Dallas

              #25
              The only reason shine is illegal is the gov wants it's tax money....greedy bastards.

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              • Breadhead
                Breadhead commented
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                They tax ANYTHING that exists. If it's considered bad for you they don't ban it they just Jack the taxes up.👍 Marijuana used to flooded our prison system. Now the States are loving it because it produces lots of tax money for them to waste. Plus they don't have to spend as much for prisons.
                Last edited by Breadhead; August 3rd, 2016, 02:37 PM.
            • Huskee
              Pit Boss/Manager
              • May 2014
              • 14271
              • central MI, USA
              • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

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                • 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.

              #26
              Originally posted by Beefchop View Post
              I looked into doing this when I was into home brewing and this place sells stills and has a quick info. guide on the legalities.

              http://www.clawhammersupply.com/blog...oonshine-legal

              Basically, it's legal to own distilling equipment in the US but illegal to produce alcohol for consumption unless you have a Federal Distilled Spirits Permit. You can obtain Federal Fuel Alcohol Permit, which allows you to buy and own the equipment to make your own fuel (or distill oils, water, etc.) but it's still illegal to make moonshine even for your own personal use unless you have the FDSP. That said, the website above states that most people who do make their own are accepting the risk that the federal government is never going to come after them for brewing a gallon of shine for personal use (but they could). Apparently the distilled spirits permit isn't something the average home brewer would be able to obtain unless you were straight up looking to launch your own whisky business, which leaves most of us with the fuel alcohol permit. I never bought the equipment or obtained the fuel permit, but there are lots of Youtube videos of guys who have if you are interested.
              I emailed the liquor control board of MI, asking if any equipment or any amount of home distilling is legal in MI or elsewhere. Their response was along the lines of 'Federal Law prohibits anyone from owning liquor distilling equipment or operating said equipment for personal use.' This indicates to me it's not legal in TX or anywhere, unless a local govt can supersede federal law, of which I'm not sure.

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              • Huskee
                Huskee commented
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                Beefchop "liquor distilling equipment". It's all in the wording.

              • BriggsBBQ
                BriggsBBQ commented
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                Beefchop notice that if you buy from one of those retailers that they do put on you a list with the government. When I get a distilling setup I am going homemade. Probably convert a stainless keg.

              • Beefchop
                Beefchop commented
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                LOL. You can get a permit without much trouble from the feds to produce fuel (ethanol). Just store your "fuel" next to your 5.56 ammo and the revenue officers will just think you're a crazy prepper!
            • bcoz
              Club Member
              • Aug 2016
              • 14
              • Buda TX
              • Location: Buda/Austin TX

                Grills/ smokers: PK
                PBC

                Foods: Chicken, Ribs, Bacon, Brisket, anything I can make into a taco

                Beverages: Mead, hard Ciders, Hard Lemonade, Red's, Lemon and Limeade, Margaritas, white Russians, good bourbon

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              #27
              I've tasted it, first sip tasted like lighter fluid, second sip tasted like the best whiskey ever... I don't remember much after that though... I was in Florida and I think I may have gotten thrown out of Disney World...

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              • Iron Bulldog
                Club Member
                • Apr 2016
                • 86
                • Hays Kansas

                #28
                Had the real deal about 30years ago from a buddy who had just returned from the Ozarks. Tasted like jet fuel. After a half mason jar a guy suckerpunched me didn't end well for him. But damn it WAS good!!!!! Never drank it since for good reason.

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                • Huskee
                  Pit Boss/Manager
                  • May 2014
                  • 14271
                  • 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.

                  #29
                  My description of Tim Smith's Climax Moonshine (his dad's recipe, and the same he brewed on the show [supposedly] )

                  Mouthfeel: it's thick & sweet with a burn you'd expect but it doesn't overpower IMO. Not at all how I pictured it.
                  Flavor: kettle corn in a bottle. Yum!

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                  • Iron Bulldog
                    Club Member
                    • Apr 2016
                    • 86
                    • Hays Kansas

                    #30
                    Huskee you have had the pleasure of trying the commercial stuff. Sounds good but I was less fortunate at the time. #straightoffthestill!

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                    • Huskee
                      Huskee commented
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                      #jealous Bet that 180 proof's gotta be fierce! The commercial stuff is dumbed down for the avg Joe like me.

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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 $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

                  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.

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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

                  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'.

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                  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.

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                  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.

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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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