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Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts

Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

maverick PT55 thermometer

A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!

Click here for more info on the Maverick PT-55 Waterproof Instant-Read Thermometer Review shown above. It may be the best value in a thermometer out there

If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

slow n sear

The Slow 'N' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool

Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet's Dual Tube Burners

the good one grill

The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King's proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Click here to read our complete review

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

the good one grill

The Good-One Open Range is a charcoal grill with an offset smoke chamber attached. It is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. The grill sits low in front and doubles as a firebox for the smoke chamber which is spliced on above and behind so it can work like a horizontal offset smoker only better. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

Click here to read our complete review

Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

Griddle And Deep Fryer All In One

The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all. Plus it has a built in cutting board, garbage bag holder, and paper towel holder. An additional work table on the left side provides plenty of counter space.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order

Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier. Best of all, it is only 9 delivered to your door!

Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them

The Swiss Army Knife Of Thermometers


The smart folks at ThermoWorks have finally done it: The Swiss Army Knife of thermometers, two in one. Start with the industry standard food thermometer, the Thermapen MK4, (Platinum Medal winner) truly instant (2 to 3 seconds) precise (+ or – 0.7°F). Then they built in an infrared thermometer ideal for measuring the temps of pizza stones, griddles, and frying pans (also great for finding leaks around doors and windows in your house).

Click here to read our test results and comprehensive review and why it won our Platinum Medal.

Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater


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.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order

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.

Click here for more about what makes this grill special


G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

If you're using oven mitts at the grill, it's time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder's gloves. They're heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.

Click here to read our detailed review

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GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

grill grates

GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill needs them.

Click here for more about what makes these grates so special

kareubequ bbq smoker

Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.

Click here for our review of this superb smoker

Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

masterbuilt gas smoker

The First Propane Smoker With A Thermostat Makes This Baby Foolproof

Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

Click here to read our detailed review

Professional Steakhouse Knife Set

masterbuilt gas smoker

Our founder, Meathead, wanted the same steak knives used by steakhouses such as Peter Luger, Smith & Wollensky, Morton's, Kobe Club, Palm, and many others. So he located the manufacturer and had them stamp our name on some. They boast pointed, temper-ground, serrated, high-carbon stainless-steel, half-tang blades with excellent cutting edge ability. The beefy hardwood handle provides a comfortable grip secured by three hefty rivets. He has machine washed his more than 100 times. They have never rusted and they stay shiny without polishing. Please note that we do not make, sell, or distribute these knives, they just engrave them with our name.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order

PK 360 grill

Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Beautifully designed and completely portable. Meathead says it is his preferrred grill.

Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

Click here to order it direct from PK and get a special deal for AmazingRibs.com readers only

Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

fireboard bbq thermometer

With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.

Click here to read our detailed review

Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

Green Mountain Davey Crockett Grill

Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order



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    Wines Til Sold Out - Website with Email notifications

    This is a MUST go to for all wine drinkers. They 1 wine per day which they send you an email about and then you go to the site if you want to buy it. All are heavily discounted. There is always a free shipping option with a certain number of bottles. The number of bottles changes depending on the price, but I don't think I have ever had to buy more than 4 bottles to get free shipping. You should check it out and sign up for the email list. There is no cost or obligation to join. I won't post the link unless somebody wants me to.


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    Absolutely NO problems with you posting the link


    • Top | #3
      Excellent! Go here: www.wtso.com/create_account.php to register so you get the daily (sometimes more often) emails about the day's wine and special events, like Marathon Mondays and occasional large format days, etc.



      • hanfland
        hanfland commented
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        Been using WTSO.com for several years and they’re TERRIFIC! Great wines, great pricing, and FREE shipping! They’re the folks the big-box wine store hopes You never find out about!
        I’m a 20-year wine industry veteran and WTSO.com is my best discovery yet!

    • Top | #4
      Just as an example, today's wine is Lisini 2009 Brunello di Montalcino for $36.99 per bottle. Free shipping with at least 2 bottle purchase.


      • Top | #5
        I'm pretty sure that is an awesome bottle of wine. I love Brunello di Montalcino. That's a good price too. I wonder how much longer it has in the bottle... Very tempting


        • Top | #6
          About 5 years according to the experts. Here are the reviews posted on their website:
          Lisini Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2009

          By International Wine Report
          LISINI Brunello di Montalcino 2009
          Points: 93
          The 2009 Lisini is one of the few Brunello's which I have tasted from this vintage that will need time before it hits full stride. At this stage it is a bit restrained, but all the elements are there. It's clean, elegant and made in a traditional style. Right now it's just a bit tight and not giving much more than cherry, wild berries and dried floral at this young age. The fine, silky tannins are tightly wound, ending with a firm, chewy finsh. This shows remarkable structure and elegance for the vintage and is certain to blossom into a beauty given time. This is a classy display of Sangiovese from a house with excellent history. (Best 2017-2026) - March, 2014 (JD)

          By Wine Spectator
          LISINI Brunello di Montalcino 2009
          Score: 91
          Release Price: $78
          Country: Italy
          Region: Tuscany
          Issue: Jul 31, 2014
          This red bursts with cherry, strawberry and floral aromas and flavors, married to a firm structure. Elegant, with vibrant acidity driving the flavors to a lingering aftertaste of fruit and mineral. Best from 2016 through 2026. 2,500 cases made. -BS

          By James Suckling
          Lisini Brunello di Montalcino
          Score: 91
          Country: Italy
          Region: Tuscany
          Vintage: 2009
          Date: February 8th, 2014
          A rich, layered wine for the vintage, with dried berry and hints of cocoa and earth. Full-bodied, balanced and succulent. Delicious already.

          By Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media
          Lisini 2009 Brunello di Montalcino
          Points: 90
          Sant'angelo in Colle, Tuscany
          Red wine from Italy
          Drinking window: 2014 - 2020
          The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino stands out for its textured personality and overall complexity. Dark red stone fruit, savory herbs, licorice, menthol and slate all flesh out in a layered expressive Brunello with tons of pure appeal. This is a decidedly powerful, authoritative Brunello from Lisini. There is no shortage of personality here. Antonio Galloni. Tasting date: February 2014

          By Azienda Lisini
          Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

          Vineyard Notes
          Considered one of the greatest expressions of the Italian enology, the Brunello of Montalcino is produced exclusively with grapes of the homonymous vitigno which is a variety of Sangiovese grosso. The Brunello of Montalcino of the Lisini Farm, has outstanding characterics due to a continued care of the new plants grown with traditional methods, never forced, but carefully selected by thinning out the brunches during their growth and finally choosing the grapes during the vintage. If you add to all this the modern methods of wine-making, the result is exceptional even when the season has not been favorable. This is how one of the most famous Italian enologists has defined the Brunello of Montalcino Lisini: D.O.C.G.: origin controlled and guaranteed approval.

          Tasting Notes
          Colour: Deep ruby tending to garnet with age.
          Aroma: Full bouquet, "goudron", tobacco, violet, vanilla.
          Flavour: Dry, full and perfectly balanced, full bodied, rich, exceptional and sound character wine. It is a perfect example of a full noble wine.

          Technical Details
          Total Acidity: 6 to 7.5g per 1,000
          Geographical Location: South of the town of Montacino, and between fractions of Sant'Angelo in Colle and Castelnuovo Abbot
          Grapes: Sangiovese Grosso (Brunello)
          Training System: Cordon low (70 cm from the ground).
          Vineyard Area: 1.5 ha
          Planting Density: 3,300 vines/ha in the oldest vineyards; 5,400 plants/ha in the vineyards
          Production per Plant: 1.8 kg/strain equal to a production of about 60 tonnes/ha of grapes.
          Harvest: By hand in small plastic boxes, with the selection of individual clusters.
          Altitude of Vineyards: From 300 to 350 mls.
          Soil Composition: Tuffaceous Eocene. Climate Characterized by dry summers and mild winters due to the influence of the warm winds from the Maremma.
          Cultural Practices: Executed entirely by hand, with particular attention to pruning and thinning.

          Winemaking Notes
          -Executed in stainless steel with life, including the period of maceration on the skins, which varies between 18 and 24 days.
          -Controlled fermentation between 28 and 30°C
          -Chemical analysis daily
          -Daily punching performed manually .
          -Racking with soft pressing
          -Malolactic fermentation
          -Clarification spontaneously without filtration.
          -Ageing: In oak barrels made ​​of Slavonian volume ranging from 11 to 40 HI for a period of 36 months.
          -Assembly: In steel and aged in bottle for 6-8 months.
          [Information is not vintage specific]
          [Information provided by Solair Selections]

          By Wine Enthusiast
          Lisini 2009 Sangiovese (Brunello di Montalcino)
          Points: 88
          Price: $78
          Varietal: Sangiovese
          Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
          Winery: Lisini
          Alcohol: 14.50%
          Bottle Size: 750.00 ml
          Category: Red
          Importer: Soilair Selection
          In Magazine: 5/1/2014
          By Kerin O’Keefe
          This ripe wine opens with aromas of stewed black fruit, underbrush, prune, and a just whiff of farmyard. The palate reveals nearly overripe black cherry, cinnamon and clove alongside bracing, astringent tannins. (5/1/2014) -88

          By Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar (Vinous)
          2009 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino
          Winery: Lisini
          Style: Red Wine
          Varietal: Sangiovese
          Region: Tuscany
          By Ian D'Agata
          Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Jul/Aug 14
          Deep red. Fresh red berry and cherry aromas are complemented by mint and tar. Red cherry and licorice flavors are brightened by a zesty mineral quality and framed by slightly gritty tannins, giving the wine a somewhat lean quality. Finishes pleasantly fresh and focused, with the cherry, tar and licorice notes persisting nicely. 88 Points

          By Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
          2009 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino
          A Sangiovese Grosso Dry Red Table wine from Italy, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
          Review by Monica Larner
          Wine Advocate # 211 (Feb 2014)
          Rating: 87
          Drink 2015 - 2020
          The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino does not reach the stellar heights of past vintages, notably 2006 and 2007. The wine spends a long 42 months in botte grande and although that great patience does much to increase the wine’s nuances, there also appear to be some oxidized tones of dried apple skin and caramelized sugar. The fruit tones are mature and evolved and the wine imparts a delicate, easy footprint on the palate. A blast of sweet cherry arrives unexpectedly on the close. Drink: 2015-2020. Importer: Soilair Selection, www.soilairselection.com


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            I ordered two bottles. I'd have ordered more but I have 11 nice bottles of Italian wine I need to get through already.

            Nice post!


            • Top | #8
              I'm pretty sure you won't be disappointed - I have never been. The only downside to the site is that shipping is slow. Don't be holding your breath waiting for it to arrive. You are better off kind of forgetting about it and then being pleasantly surprised when it eventually arrives.



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                I'm fine with that.
                Last edited by ABCBBQ Dave; January 9th, 2015, 02:05 PM. Reason: Gremlins


                • Top | #10
                  I just signed up. We love red wines. I currently have about 100+ bottles. We usually have 2 -4 bottles a week. Paired a nice Petite Shirah the other day with pulled pork in corn tortillas. They went pretty well together.


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                    Thanks Dew I got 4 bottles


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                      Oh no! I just want to give you fair warning! My wife is looking for whoever it was that told me about this wine website