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  • fzxdoc
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    #16
    Huskee I try not to cellar a bottle for several years unless there is a recommendation to do so. More often than not, at least under my storage conditions, it can be dicey. I keep wines for about 5 years at the most. I'm not a wine connoisseur, I just like to have good-tasting wines available for entertaining and for hostess gifts, as well as for our dinner. If I can get a deal on something we like, I lay in a few bottles of it. When one of the local stores has a 20% off wine by the case (mixed as well as one-note cases), I take advantage of it. I always get a bottle or two for free that way.

    For a long while we were one of the last dry counties in the state, so having to drive an hour to a liquor store to get wine was a pain. Now we're still a dry county but the township itself is wet, so wine is more available to us.

    Kathryn

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    • Tim
      Tim commented
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      Good point. Don't bother aging wine unless you are very confident of the storage conditions. Mainly I worry about large temperature fluctuations and extended exposure to heat (above 70 or 75F). Direct sunlight and excessively dry conditions are no good either.
  • Livermoron
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    #17
    I'm an absolute homer when it comes to wines. We've been drinking Livermore Valley offerings. Right now, the Wente Riva Ranch Chardonnay and Grenache are our favorites.

    We have a membership to Wente, and several of our friends have memberships to other local wineries, so we all get together and run the circuit when the wineries host their parties...

    *hic*

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    • Yno
      Yno
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      • May 2015
      • 407
      • Do you know the way to San Jose?

      #18
      Huskee LIke I said, I am really only familiar with California reds. That said, I don't try to cellar for more than a year unless the wines are 'designed' to be aged. That is really a low percentage of them, because wine making is driven by the market. Most people age their wines only as long as it takes them to get home from the store. As I said, I go to a lot of wineries, and the winemaker or someone knowledgeable will usually give you a straight answer on the ageability of a particular wine. Also, higher end liquor stores often have a wine buyer who can make recommendations.

      A couple of years ago we went to a tasting hosted my the founder of a local winery (his son has since taken over). We were tasting Cabs from the early 60's on from his private collection. All were good, but aged wine takes on a totally different character, and is somewhat of an acquired taste. More recently, one of our favorite wineries found three cases of their 2004 reserve cab that were hiding in a corner. A friend and I bought them all, and the wine was spectacular. It's original retail price was around $30 and it aged well.

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      • Tim
        Tim commented
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        You're absolutely right about aged wines being very different from what most people know and like. They get softer and feel sweeter, tannins drop, fruit drops, secondary and tertiary notes like mushroom creep in. The Brits love it. Most Americans are not so thrilled. I'd much prefer to catch a wine a little early than a little late...
    • Yno
      Yno
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      • May 2015
      • 407
      • Do you know the way to San Jose?

      #19
      Livermoron We used to camp a lot at Del Valle, and we always made the round of the area wineries. There are some great wines being made out there. The Wente nth Degree wines were very good, and we always enjoyed the Murieta's Well offerings. I remember when the Stephen Kent tasting room had a huge wheel of Parmagiano Reggiano set out for pairing with the wines. Yummy. There was a wine club years ago where you could buy into the process of making your own wine with the wimemaker's tutelage. I made a barrel of Cab from Napa grapes, which is 24 cases. It was a 2006 vintage, and the last bottle was served at this year's Thanksgiving. Very sad to see it gone. Making your own wine certainly gives you an appreciation of the amount of work that goes into the process, and why it is as costly as it is.

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      • Livermoron
        Livermoron commented
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        Yno Del Valle is fun, but right now I believe swimming's closed off due to a toxic algae outbreak.

        I would love to take a shot at making my own wine & beer...just to understand the process involved...
    • fzxdoc
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      • Jul 2014
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        Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range


        Adrenaline BBQ Company's SnS, DnG and Large Charcoal Basket for WSCGC
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      #20
      Ohmigosh, Yno , serving chubby reds with a wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano sounds like heaven. I know a lot of folks say that the best red wine cheese is aged Manchego, but I prefer PR. That bit of saltiness along with a full-bodied red is so yummy. Now I'm looking forward to zero-cocktail-thirty time tonight!

      Kathryn

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      • Henrik
        Henrik commented
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        I'm with you on that one, Parmigiano is just incredible with a solid red. That's what I usually munch on while cooking :-)

      • fzxdoc
        fzxdoc commented
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        Me too, @Henrik!

        K.
    • Yno
      Yno
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      • May 2015
      • 407
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      #21
      fzxdoc Manchego and other sheep's mild cheeses are very good, but once I started pairing goat's milk cheeses I was hooked! One of my favorites, and one that is easy to come by (think Amazon), is Midnight Moon by Cypress Grove Chevre. A wheel of that and a bottle of cab and I am in heaven!

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      • CurlingDog
        Charter Member
        • Sep 2014
        • 551
        • Port Washington, WI
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        #22
        I'm doing a brisket for Christmas (12lb untrimmed, Costco Prime packer) and I'm planning on pairing it with a nice California Cab or russian river Pinot. I've not tried paring brisket with wine previously... primarily it's a party cook with some quailty craft beers in attendance. Anyone have a favorite profile that they have found appealing? And the christmas brisket was chosen as the wife is on call (volunteer EMT) from 6am to noon. should she get a call, i can faux cambro it till she returns...

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        • fzxdoc
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 4180
          • My toys:
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            Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks)
            Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill
            Weber Kettle Premium 22"
            Weber Jumbo Joe Premium 22" (a weird little 22" kettle mutant on 22"-long legs) (donated to local battered women's shelter.)
            Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range


            Adrenaline BBQ Company's SnS, DnG and Large Charcoal Basket for WSCGC
            Adrenaline BBQ Company's Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
            Adrenaline BBQ Company's SS Rack for DnG
            Grill Grate for SnS
            Grill Grates: five 17.375 sections with GrateGriddle for Summit S650 gasser (they sit on top of existing Weber SS grates)
            2 Grill Grate Griddles
            Grill Grates: six 19.25 panels for exact fit for Summit S650 gasser

            Fireboard Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
            Fireboard Competition Probes 1" (two) and two more Ambient Probes
            Pit Viper Fan (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
            Thermoworks Thermapen MK5 (pink)
            Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 (pink too)
            Thermoworks Temp Test 2 Smart Thermometer
            Thermoworks Extra Big and Loud Timer
            Thermoworks Timestick Trio
            Maverick ET 73 a little workhorse with limited range
            Maverick ET 733
            Maverick (Ivation) ET 732
            Grill Pinz
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            Two Joule Sous Vide devices
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            A-Maze-N tube 12 inch tube smoker accessory for use with pellets

            BBQ Dragon and Dragon Chimney

            Shun Classic 8" Chef's Knife
            Shun Classic 6" Chef's Knife
            Shun Classic Gokujo Boning and Fillet Knife
            Shun Classic 3 1/2 inch Paring Knife

          #23
          CurlingDog , I like a Hearty Zinfandel with brisket especially with MMBR on that brisket.. The peppery notes on the Zin seem to suit the brisket perfectly.

          kathryn

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          • CurlingDog
            CurlingDog commented
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            Excellent call! fzxdoc ! I have a couple of Bogle Old Vine Zin bottles that is my old trusty go-to in that regard... I use it a lot in my spaghetti sauces. Just last night after curling in league, the other team produced a couple of bottles of the Ravenwood 2011 OVZ that was out-freek'n-standing.
        • Yno
          Yno
          Former Member
          • May 2015
          • 407
          • Do you know the way to San Jose?

          #24
          I'm a Cab fiend myself - I think it goes with everything. But I might go with a good Merlot, such as Duckhorn. Zins and I don't usually get along, but if that flavor profile suits you, and you find one you like, that would be a good choice. A nice Syrah would probably work well, also. However, it really comes down to personal preference. I came across an article that told of a BBQ and wine pairing at none other than Franklin BBQ, with Aaron, Stacy, and some winey (not whiny!) people.

          http://www.matchingfoodandwine.com/n...ith-texas-bbq/

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          • BigBear
            Former Member
            • Sep 2015
            • 659
            • Dallas-Ft. Worth

            #25
            I'm a fan of most all Napa Valley Cabs. Cakebread, Jordan and Groth are favorites!

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            • Thunder77
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 2505
              • Halethorpe, MD
              • Weber 22.5" Kettle with SnS Brinkmann 5 burner gasser. Akorn Kamado, and Akorn Jr kamado. Love grilling steaks, ribs, and chicken. Need to master smoked salmon Favorite cool weather beer: Sam Adams Octoberfest Favorite warm weather beer: Yuengling Traditional Lager All-time favorite drink: Single Malt Scotch

              #26
              A wino is someone who drinks out of the paper bag. A wineaux uses a glass!

              "I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food!"
              Unkown

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              • (T Cap)
                (T Cap) commented
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                quote is hanging in my kitchen.

              • Huskee
                Huskee commented
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                I can picture Julia Child saying that.
            • Thunder77
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 2505
              • Halethorpe, MD
              • Weber 22.5" Kettle with SnS Brinkmann 5 burner gasser. Akorn Kamado, and Akorn Jr kamado. Love grilling steaks, ribs, and chicken. Need to master smoked salmon Favorite cool weather beer: Sam Adams Octoberfest Favorite warm weather beer: Yuengling Traditional Lager All-time favorite drink: Single Malt Scotch

              #27
              My wife and I love the New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs from the Marlborough area.
              There are also two new wines I just discovered at a wine tasting. They are Australian wines called "19 Crimes". They have a red blend, which I loved, and one of the best Cabernets I have ever tasted.

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              • bbqoaf
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                Can't go wrong with a New Zealand Sauv Blanc for a casual sipping white.

              • Huskee
                Huskee commented
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                I'll be watching for 19 Crimes cabernet, thanks!

              • Huskee
                Huskee commented
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                Awww man, just yesterday I was picking up some reds and I seen 19 Crimes and thought it sounded familiar but I skipped past it. Dernnit. I forgot about this post.
            • fzxdoc
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 4180
              • My toys:
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                Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range


                Adrenaline BBQ Company's SnS, DnG and Large Charcoal Basket for WSCGC
                Adrenaline BBQ Company's Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
                Adrenaline BBQ Company's SS Rack for DnG
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                2 Grill Grate Griddles
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                Fireboard Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
                Fireboard Competition Probes 1" (two) and two more Ambient Probes
                Pit Viper Fan (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
                Thermoworks Thermapen MK5 (pink)
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                Maverick ET 73 a little workhorse with limited range
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              #28
              Good suggestions, jgjeske1. I'm going to give 19 Crimes a try. As far as Sauvignon Blancs go, you had me at Marlborough. So fresh and grassy tasting. Yum!

              Kathryn

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              • Thunder77
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                Be sure to let me know what you think about them!
            • richinlbrg
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              • Jul 2014
              • 1797
              • 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).

              #29
              Just ran across a great chardonnay for anyone who likes chards. Rombauer - a nice buttery oak flavor. Goes GREAT with cheese!

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              • Huskee
                Huskee commented
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                My wife LOVES chardonnays that are buttery & oaky. Thanks!

              • richinlbrg
                richinlbrg commented
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                Well since I am on a roll.....
                For a good heaty steak, we like both The Prisoner(Napa) and Belle Glos (Pinot noir). Both hold up well to a robust steak (we usually season with Montreal).
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              • May 2014
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                • 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)


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                • ThermoPop, yellow
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                • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well


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                • 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.


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              #30
              Tonight I'm making Buffalo wings on the kettle w/ the SnS. I was curious if any wine would work well with the classic hot wing, or if I should just stick with a good beer.... so I went to WineSpectator.com to read their thoughts.

              Looks like their choice of red with hot wings is Zinfandel. Their choice of white is an off-dry (semi dry) Riesling.
              Wines they say to skip with wings is Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. I have a cabernet opened. What to do, what to do. A cab is generally spicy like a Zin so I think I'm good.

              I found this interesting, since I never thought wings were a wine food (and maybe they're really not) but it's good to know some pros out there actually tested this!

              If anyone cares the article is here.

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              • bbqoaf
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                Kung Fu Girl Riesling would be a good choice (easy on the wallet too!). Not too dry, but not sickeningly sweet like a lot of Rieslings (I personally hate really sweet wine except for ice wine, which is a desert in and of itself).

                If I am ever going to pair Asian food with wine, I go with Kung Fu Girl as it works with the intense sweet/sour/savoury flavours of Asian cuisine. I haven't done it with buffalo wings before, but I would imagine it would work very well.

              • Tim
                Tim commented
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                If the wings are spicy a kabinett level German Riesling is perfect. Not too sweet but just enough to balance against the spice. I would avoid tannic reds.

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            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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            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

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            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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