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Some Of Our Favorite
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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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'.

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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.

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.

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  • pjlstrat
    Club Member
    • May 2019
    • 202
    • Massachusetts
    • Grills
      Primo XL
      Weber Genesis w/ rotisserie

      Thermometers/Controllers
      Thermopen
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      Smobot

    Top | #1

    Fogo advice

    I have been using BGE charcoal in my Primo but was not happy with the last bag because of the size of the chunks

    I heard really good things about Fogo site bought a bag. I just opened it and the chunks look absolutely huge to me . For those that if used it before does this look normal?

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  • Keiferr
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 958
    • Southeast Michigan

    Top | #2
    Yes. You'll love it!

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    • smn1285
      Club Member
      • Feb 2017
      • 142
      • MD

      Top | #3
      Fogo is all I use. Those looks great. Sometimes if the pieces are really long I snap them in half.

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      • Smoking77
        Club Member
        • Mar 2017
        • 229
        • Los Angeles

        Top | #4
        Smoking a brisket using Fogo right now. First time using them. The chunks in my bag are big too. That's a good thing though, right?

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        • pjlstrat
          pjlstrat commented
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          I think so yes and based on the other responses I think I’m good and so are you

          I am in our two of a six hour ribs smoke and so far so good

        • Smoking77
          Smoking77 commented
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          Excellent. Enjoy your cook.
      • Mosca
        Charter Member
        • Oct 2014
        • 2879
        • PA
        • Large Big Green Egg, Weber Performer Deluxe, Weber Smokey Joe Silver, Maverick 732, DigiQ, and too much other stuff to mention.

        Top | #5
        Looks about right.

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        • AverageJoe
          Club Member
          • Jun 2018
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          Top | #6
          Those are huge to me. Unfortunately Fred has a small firebox so I have been using either Cowboy Brand Hardwood Lump Charcoal or Royal Oak Lump. Well crap. Just jumped on WalMarts website and they have an online deal right now for a 2 pack of 20 pound bags of Cowboy brand Lump for only $1.41 more than buying a single bag. putting the link below if someone uses it.

          https://www.walmart.com/ip/2-pack-Co...coal/335288676

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          • smokin fool
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            Your lucky, just over at my local Walmart they're sold out of lump charcoal.
            Spoke to the manager, that's it for the season, not getting any more in.
            Like....what kinda chicken outfit is this....
            Don't know if your link will work up here in the sticks but will give it a try. Thanx.
            Home Depot has Weber lump for $45 a bag, at that price I'm not going to burn it, I'm gunna put on the mantle and worship it.
        • fuzzydaddy
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          Top | #7
          For anyone looking at Fogo... Their Super Premium has the larger pieces. Product description: "Large sized charcoal (80% > 4in pieces)". Their Premium has smaller pieces. Product description: "70% of medium sized pieces of 2 to 3 inches, 30% 1 1/3 to 2 inches.". I've always used the Premium in my kamados and it costs a bit less. Maybe one day I'll try the Super Premium.

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          • pjlstrat
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            That makes sense I went super premium
        • LA Pork Butt
          Charter Member
          • Dec 2014
          • 4669
          • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

          Top | #8
          I’ve used Royal Oak and sometime there are few large pieces. Recently Walmart has been selling 30# bags which seem to have more large pieces.

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          • smokin fool
            Club Member
            • Apr 2019
            • 632
            • Mississauga, Ont

            Top | #9
            Good ol Canadian Tire still has tons of charcoal in stock.
            Got this made in Canada charcoal, probably the only thing still made in Canada besides maple syrup.
            Bag was torn open, they gave me $5 off
            Deal
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            • Steve B
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              • Jun 2016
              • 2632
              • Rockland county New York
              • Lonestar Grillz 24x36 offset smoker, grill, w/ main chamber charcoal grate and 3 tel-tru thermometers - left, right and center
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                22.5 copper kettle w/ SnS, DnG, BBQ vortex, gasket and stainless steel hinge kit.

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              Top | #10
              Just got my first 2 bags of Fogo on Thursday.
              Yes the size of your lump looks just like mine.
              It’s almost too big for the large BGE.
              But Sooooo much better than having half a bag of chips and dust.
              Got a couple of racks going right now. When their done gonna crank up the heat and cook some chicken.
              So far I’ Loving it.
              Thank’s for the info fuzzydaddy Next time I’ll try the regular premium.

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              • JoeSousa
                Club Member
                • Sep 2016
                • 554
                • Spokane, WA

                Top | #11
                I have a bag of Fogo Premium waiting too cook up a tri tip on my PK Grill on Thursday. Will be my first time using it.

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                • smokin fool
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2019
                  • 632
                  • Mississauga, Ont

                  Top | #12
                  Holey crap Batman, only available from Amazon up here 17lb bag $82.37, 35lb bag $168.70 plus delivery.
                  May be the best thing besides sliced bread but to rich for my blood.

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                  • jgreen
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                    I have not bought, but I think there is a Canadian distributor.

                  • jgreen
                    jgreen commented
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                    smokin fool you can order in Canada from Dickson Barbeque. Might even be close to you.

                  • smokin fool
                    smokin fool commented
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                    Thank you for the tip, I did not know of Dickson, we usually go to BBQ in Burlington.
                    2958 Bloor St W about 35 mins away, 15 from my mother so there's going to be a side trip.
                    Excellent prices, 8K bag of Fogo $38.99 but 3 bags free shipping anywhere in Canada.
                    Even the Maple Leaf I brought today is 19.99 for 8K bag $2 cheaper than CT
                    BBQ Galore not BBQ in Burlington.

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