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Some Of Our Favorite
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These are not ads or paid placements. These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

 


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

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

maverick PT55 thermometer

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

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

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

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.

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


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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.

Click here to read our detailed review

Click here to order from Amazon


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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  • CandySueQ
    Moderator
    • Jul 2014
    • 1620
    • Pellet Fired Jambo, T1000 Woodmaster, FEC100, MAK 2 star, Yoder 640, Backwoods Pellet Chef, 14" & 22" WSM, 22" Weber Kettle, Stoven, Hot Box Grill, Hasty Bake Portable

    Top | #1

    New Competition Set up

    Arkansas RED! The van is a 2015 Winnebago Travato, built in the Ram Promaster Van. The pit is the first Yoder Cimarron Pellet Trailer ever! Painted Ram Red to match the van. I've christened it Hawg Wagon and Hawglett! More photos of the pit in the Wood Pellet section.
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  • Jerod Broussard
    Moderator
    • Jun 2014
    • 9451
    • East Texas
    • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
      Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
      Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
      Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
      Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
      Weber Smokey Joe Gold
      Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
      Vortex
      Maverick ET-732 White
      Maverick ET-732 Copper
      2- Auber SYL-1615 fan systems(Awesome!!!!!!!!)
      Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
      Thermoworks Timestick
      Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
      B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
      B & B Pellets

    Top | #2
    Wow, super snazzy!

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    • DWCowles
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 10246
      • 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.

      Top | #3
      Very nice setup CandySueQ

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      • RonB
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 10879
        • Near Richmond VA
        • Weber Performer Deluxe
          SNS
          Pizza insert
          Rotisserie
          Smokenator 1000
          Cookshack Smokette Elite
          2 Thermapens
          Chefalarm
          Dot
          lots of probes.
          CyberQ

        Top | #4
        You go girl!

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        • Baker Dan
          Charter Member
          • Nov 2014
          • 348
          • North Eastern IL. McHenry County

          Top | #5
          Very Cool

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          • fuzzydaddy
            Charter Member
            • Nov 2014
            • 5101
            • Near my cookers...Pensacola FL
            • Hardware
              Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado.
              Weber Kettles: 2-22" & 1-26".
              Slow 'N Sear, DnG Racks/Pans, SnS GrillGrates, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates. (Several of each)
              Chimney starters.
              PartyQ.
              Joule.
              GrillGrates, GrateGriddles.
              Maverick XR-50 [my favorite].
              ThermoWorks Smoke & Gateway, Thermapen, Thermapop, ChefAlarms, DOT, probes

              Consumables / Favorites
              KBB (short cooks), Weber (long cooks)
              Ribs (beef & pork), Pork Butts, Chuck Roasts, Pork Tenderloins.
              Adrenaline BBQ salt free rubs: Not Just for Beef & Rocky’s Rub.
              MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPOG.

            Top | #6
            I love red. That's beautiful CandySueQ!

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            • l'inferno
              Former Member
              • Jun 2016
              • 204

              Top | #7
              Wow! Awesome setup.

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              • Spinaker
                Moderator
                • Nov 2014
                • 10153
                • Land of Tonka
                • John "J R"
                  Instagram: JRBowlsby
                  Smokin' Hound Que
                  Minnesota/ United States of America

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                  Assistants
                  Dexter (Beagle mix)
                  Kinnick (American Foxhound)
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                  Grills/Smokers/Fryers
                  Big Green Egg (Large) X2
                  Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

                  Broil King Keg
                  Karubeque C-60
                  Kamado Joe Jr. (Black)
                  Lodge L410 Hibachi
                  Pit Barrel Cooker
                  Pit Barrel Cooker 2.0
                  R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

                  Weber Spirit Gasser
                  ******************.
                  Thermometers
                  FireBoard (Base Package)
                  Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
                  Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
                  **************

                  Accessories
                  BBQ Dragon
                  Big Green Egg Plate Setter
                  Benzomatic TS4000 Torch X 2
                  Benzomatic TS800 High Temp Torch X 2

                  Bayou Classic 44 qt Stainless Stock Pot
                  Bayou Classic 35K BTU Burner

                  Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
                  Dragon VT 2-23 C Torch
                  Eggspander Kit X2
                  Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

                  Finex Cat Iron Line
                  FireBoard Drive
                  Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
                  Grill Grates
                  Joule Water Circulator
                  KBQ Fire Grate

                  Kick Ash Basket (KAB) X4
                  Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
                  Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
                  Large Vortex
                  Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
                  Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
                  Smithey No. 12
                  Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
                  Stargazer No.10, 12
                  Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
                  Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
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                  Fuel
                  FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
                  Kingsford Blue and White
                  Rockwood Lump Charcoal
                  Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60
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                  Cutlery
                  Buck 119 Special
                  Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
                  Global
                  Shun
                  Wusthof
                  *******
                  Next Major Purchase
                  Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

                Top | #8
                Damn, not much else to say.

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                • CurlingDog
                  Charter Member
                  • Sep 2014
                  • 581
                  • 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
                    gorilla gloves, bear paws

                  Top | #9
                  Proper! Some like it hot, I like it RED!

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                  • martybartram
                    Former Member
                    • Apr 2016
                    • 495
                    • Vass, NC

                    Top | #10
                    Best of luck putting this to work in your next competition.

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                    • CandySueQ
                      CandySueQ commented
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                      Thanks! Looking good don't necessarily mean cooking good!

                    • martybartram
                      martybartram commented
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                      But it can't hurt especially in on site judging right?

                    • CandySueQ
                      CandySueQ commented
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                      In KCBS Judging is BLIND!!!
                  • jlazar
                    Charter Member
                    • Oct 2014
                    • 575
                    • San Antonio
                    • Backwoods Chubby G2
                      Weber 22" Master-Touch GBS Kettle
                      Blackstone 36 Griddle
                      SlowNSear (Original)
                      Fireboard Extreme
                      Maverick 732
                      Super-Fast Thermapen
                      Rapala 7 1/2
                      Bear Paws
                      Weber Rapidfire Chimney
                      Grill Beast 304 Injector
                      G&F Suede/Leather Gloves
                      Foodsaver V4880

                    Top | #11
                    Do you ever run classes on pellet smoking at your factory? I know a lot of pellet smoker manufacturers run them. But not aware of anyone who is a serious competitor.

                    Do you have a book coming out?

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                    • CandySueQ
                      CandySueQ commented
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                      Cooker manufacturers may do that. Pellet factories are just sawdusty! Not very exciting. I don't want to jinx myself on the book thing...
                  • Nate
                    Charter Member
                    • Apr 2015
                    • 3777
                    • Pawnee, Indiana
                    • INFO
                      ~Known as: Nate
                      ~Location: Cornfield in Southwestern Indiana
                      ~Credit Manager for an Agriculture Coop.


                      SMOKERS & GRILLS
                      ~Grilla Original Grilla
                      ~Char-Broil Commercial Tru-Infrared Gas Grill
                      ~Pit Barrel Cooker
                      ~Brinkmann Trailmaster Vertical Offset Smoker
                      ~Weber Kettle 22.5" Original
                      ~Weber Q1000


                      THERMOMETERS
                      ~Thermoworks Thermapen MX4
                      ~Thermoworks Thermapen
                      ~Thermoworks ThermoPop
                      ~Thermoworks ChefAlarm TX-1100-XX (Orange and black)
                      ~Thermoworks DOT TX-1200-XX (Black)
                      ~Thermoworks IR-Gun-S Industrial Infrared Thermometer
                      ~Maverick ET-733
                      ~Maverick XR-50


                      ACCESSORIES
                      ~Stanley T-Stak mobile tool box for BBQ Supplies
                      ~Slow 'n' Sear
                      ~Drip 'n' Griddle
                      ~Weber Rapid Fire Chimney Starter
                      ~Pro-Series Probes for Thermoworks
                      ~Humphrey's Rib Spatula


                      DRINKS
                      ~Sweet Tea
                      ~Bourbon
                      ~Craft Beers or whatever is in your fridge

                    Top | #12
                    CandySueQ , AWESOME RIG! Can't wait to see some more pics. You should do a competition BBQ class to help teach those of us who are looking to move up to the big leagues some of the basics, tricks, techniques, etc...

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                    • CandySueQ
                      CandySueQ commented
                      Editing a comment
                      Maybe at a Meat-Up!
                  • Mitrakas
                    Former Member
                    • Jun 2016
                    • 115
                    • Marlboro, MA

                    Top | #13
                    WOW, that is impressive!

                    Comment

                    • jharner
                      Club Member
                      • Jan 2016
                      • 1081
                      • Louisiana - North West but a coon ass at heart
                      • Cookers

                        Camp Chef DLX Pellet Grill
                        Weber 22.5 Kettle
                        Brickman Box Smoker

                        Accessories

                        Slow N Sear
                        Tube Smoker
                        Turkey Cannon
                        Rib racks
                        Weber chimney starter

                        Thermometer's

                        Maverick ET 735
                        Tru Temp 3619n
                        Thermapen mk4
                        Thermapop

                        Favorite Drink

                        Free beer
                        Coors Light
                        Windsor ( Canadian blended whiskey )

                      Top | #14
                      Wow , that is a really nice looking set up.

                      Comment

                      • jasonevans84
                        Club Member
                        • Jul 2016
                        • 36

                        Top | #15
                        That looks amazing! Best of luck with it

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