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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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  • Bogy
    Club Member
    • Mar 2016
    • 286
    • North Central Iowa
    • Weber Genesis E-310
      Original Grilla
      Smokey Joe® Charcoal Grill 14"
      Thermoworks Smoke Thermometer with gateway
      2 iGrillminis - from before they were Weber.

    Top | #1

    I NEED another smoker!

    First off, I have not actually dropped off the edge of the earth, but I have moved closer to it. Someone may have noticed I have not posted much in...months. A like here and there has been about it. Part of it was just the stuff that keeps preachers busy at certain times of the year, but more was going on than that. My denomination does not have a bishop who moves pastors, it's a process that happens when a pastor decides its time to move, sometimes aided by a congregation who "encourages" them. That wasn't the case, but I did feel after 14 years it was time for a change. Part of it was turning 65 this year, and so I have moved to a parish where I should slow down a bit. Not ready to retire, but didn't necessarily want to be quite as involved as I was where I was. And that process takes time, while you continue to do what you have been doing.

    I've only moved about 65 miles, but it's still been a very hectic month. The bulk of the move was done by professionals, but there were things that my son and I did, like the Genesis gasser and the OG. Still have a few things left to move, but if the weather cooperates, it should be done this week.

    But one move wasn't enough. My new setting provides a parsonage, where we will be living most of the time. But next week we close on a house at the south end of the Iowa Great Lakes, primarily Lakes West Okoboji and East Okoboji and Spirit Lake. Big tourist draw in this part of the world, and my family has spent many enjoyable vacations there for decades. It'll be about 2 hours away, and will be our getaway/vacation/eventual retirement home. Close enough that we will be able to make the occasional same day or overnight trip. Both of us have jobs where a lot of what we do can be done where ever we are, as long as the internet is available.

    So, this is the long way of not only explaining what has been going on in my life, but why I NEED another smoker/cooker. My wife looked shocked when I mentioned some time back that I would need another smoker for the new house. Well, maybe I could find one on Craiglist or Facebook Marketplace like I did my OG last year. Maybe.

    Then, this past weekend she ordered an Amish made couch, loveseat, and 2 desks. 10 grand worth, which is what I figured it would run, but when the total came up it was about 3 grand more than she was figuring. Still ordered it. But as we were driving away, I slipped in the knife. "You didn't see why I needed another smoker, when I already had one, but why do we need another couch and loveseat. We already have those, in fact, we have a couple of those." So, now I have permission to get whatever I want.

    OTOH, we did just spend 10 grand on furniture, I need a riding mower with snow thrower, and I also really need a boat with all those nice lakes. So I don't want to go overboard. Looking at getting another Grilla, probably the OG, although I would consider a Silverback. Also under consideration is one of the Blaz'n Grill Works Grand Slam. But I've also thought about getting a PBC, for the low end of the price range. Only problem with that is if we are doing a quick trip, and want some burgers. Although, I could probably bring the gasser to the lake, since the only time it's been used this year was by my son to do burgers for my grandson's birthday party.

    Here's another option. Somebody where I'm living now has been advertising a Royal pellet grill. A couple of years old, and he hasn't run a full bag of pellets through it yet. He had $500 on it a couple of weeks ago, and now it's down to $400. I could get that and the PBC.

    So, help me sort this out. What would you get, under my max of $1200 for the Grand Slam? Do you have other suggestions? How would you spend my money?
  • jfmorris
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 2035
    • Huntsville, Alabama
    • Jim Morris

      • Weber Genesis II E-410 w/ GrillGrates (2019)
      • Weber Performer Deluxe 22.5" w/ GrillGrates & Slow 'N Sear & Drip ‘N Griddle & Party Q (2007)
      • Weber Genesis Silver A w/ GrillGrates (2002)
      • Custom Built Offset Smoker (304SS, 22"x34" grate, circa 1985)
      • Lodge L8D03 5 quart dutch oven
      • Lodge L10SK3 12" skillet
      • Anova
      • Thermoworks Smoke w/ Wifi Gateway
      • Thermoworks Dot
      • Thermoworks Thermapen Classic
      • Thermoworks RT600C
      • Whatever I brewed and have on tap!

    Top | #2
    Congrats on the change, and the new home. I pray you enjoy the new position and congregation.

    In the total budget figure of $1200, maybe you should consider a mid range gasser (I like Weber) and the PBC for smoking. That let’s you do quick cooks, and smoke when you feel the need. Or a gasser and the Silverbac, just to get something different to play with than your OG. I just don’t feel a pellet smoker, even the grand slam, will cover all your grilling needs.

    Of course, a kettle can do it all too, and is cheaper. I love my Performer Deluxe. But a quick cook on a day trip to the lake house... you may not have the extra 30 minutes to deal with charcoal.


    • HouseHomey
      Club Member
      • May 2016
      • 4124
      • Huntington Beach, Ca. Surf City USA.
      • Equipment
        Slow n Sear
        Drip n Griddle
        22" Weber Kettle
        26" Weber Kettle one touch
        Blackstone 36” Pro Series
        Sous vide machine
        Kitchen Aid
        Meat grinder
        sausage stuffer
        5 Crock Pots
        Two chimneys (was 3 but rivets finally popped, down to 1)
        cast iron pans,
        Dutch ovens
        Signals 4 probe, thermapens, chef alarms, thermapop and maverick T-732 and various pocket instareads.
        The help and preferences
        1 extra fridge and a deep chest freezer in the garage
        A 7 year old princess foster child
        Patience and patio furniture
        Lots of ice cubes
        "Baby Girl" The cat

        Erik S.

      Top | #3
      Congratulations to you and your family. I wish you great success and even better health.

      I love my kettles so that’s always first on my mind.

      i think there a lost cost CharBroil with a gold star rating from max. Kettle, chargrill and Blackstone???


      • Skip
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 2389
        • Blue Earth, Minnesota
        • Memphis Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates

        Top | #4
        Good morning Bogy . Good to hear from you! I hope you like your move and changes in life. As far as a cooker goes it's hard to say. Usually I like to buy what I really want or I have regrets so that would push me towards a Blaz'n Grill. On the other hand you could go with something really inexpensive like a Weber Kettle or PBC. In a couple months there will be some summer sales coming. Good luck with your decision and your move and have fun with it!


        • texastweeter
          Club Member
          • Jul 2017
          • 1970
          • Republic of Texas

          Top | #5
          Being a preachers son, I have been there and done that a few times in my life. Dad, KenC52 recently retired out to the farm. He did the same as you, moving to a parish further out into the country in the twilight years of his ministry. Good luck to you, and congratulations. About the smoker setup. How big will the cooks and often will they be at you personal home?


          • Bogy
            Bogy commented
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            Most often it'll be just the 2 of us. Son and his family of 5 will actually be an hour closer to the house than us, so I expect we will be there with them fairly often. A couple of times a year we hope to have the whole family, which would be about 16 people, at the house. I've had the OG for close to a year now, including times when everyone has been together, and never had a problem with it not being big enough.

          • texastweeter
            texastweeter commented
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            Sounds like you have a plan then. Maybe bring your Gasser like you stated.
        • Donw
          Club Member
          • Jul 2017
          • 1943

          Top | #6
          Congratulations on the move, the new home, and the new parish. I know they are going to soon realize how fortunate they are with their new distinguished, and maybe slightly graying, pastor. And, they probably haven’t heard all your jokes and tales.🙂


          • Bogy
            Bogy commented
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            Yep, after 14 years it was hard to come up with stuff they hadn't heard before. I can recycle now.
        • Murdy
          Club Member
          • May 2018
          • 375
          • North-Central Illinois

          Top | #7
          Hold on: Grill $1,200, Snow Blower, about $1,500, Riding Mower, $2,000 = $4,700. That means you can spend up to $8,000 on a boat and still have the moral high ground of not having spent as much as she spent on furniture. Enjoy!


          • Bogy
            Bogy commented
            Editing a comment
            Tried to get the home seller to leave the boat he had in the garage, but I'm not sure I could have afforded the gas to run it. He's a plumber, I don't make that kind of money!
        • Polarbear777
          Club Member
          • Sep 2016
          • 1292

          Top | #8
          How much are you needing to smoke at once? Theres a ton of options if you want to modify a grill to also smoke using a thermostatic fan controller.


          • Bogy
            Bogy commented
            Editing a comment
            See above. Not a lot at one time, most of the time.

          • Polarbear777
            Polarbear777 commented
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            In that case I’d pick a charcoal grill you like and mod it to smoke.
        • klflowers
          Club Member
          • Sep 2015
          • 1975
          • Tennessee

          Top | #9
          Glad to hear you are doing well, and good luck in your new parish. Good to hear from you.

          How about this for an option - get the Royal if it is a good grill, the PBC and a smokey joe for when you just want a couple of burgers or brats. Everything covered for less that 1200, with some left over for some vittles, pellets and charcoal. Or even a premium kettle - Lowes and HD have them for $169.00 right now.


          • Bogy
            Bogy commented
            Editing a comment
            I have no idea of how good the Royall is, can't find a lot about it. Looks like a pellet stove company that branched out to grills. They are made in the USA. I may look at it and see what the construction looks like. To be honest, I've kind of been waiting to see if I wait another week to see if he would drop the price again.

          • klflowers
            klflowers commented
            Editing a comment
            You can't ask me this kind of question cause I want every smoker cooker grill known to man. Good thing my wife has sense. Glad you are able to slow down a bit. The vacation home sounds great, good luck on finding a suitable boat!
        • Troutman
          Member Recipe Director
          • Aug 2017
          • 6285
          • Republic of Texallence

            22" Weber Kettle - Red Premium Limited Edition
            6 Burner Weber Summit Gasser
            22" and 18" Weber WSM Smoker
            18” Jumbo Joe
            36" double door Lyfe Tyme offset stick burner (SOLD !)
            Pitts & Spitts Pellet Pro 2436
            Classic Thermopen
            Thermoworks SMOKE
            Fireboard Pro with Pit Viper fan
            Grill Grates
            SNS for the 22" Weber kettle
            A-MAZE-N Smoker 12" Tube & Tray
            Weber stainless veggie basket
            Weber stainless fish basket
            Weber stainless rib rack
            Phat Mat cooking mats
            Barbestar BBQ Cooking Gloves
            For Beef (brisket, beef ribs, large clods/roasts) = 100% mesquite, oak or hickory
            For Chicken & other fowl = competition blend, cherry/oak/hickory
            For Turkey = 100% hickory or competition blend
            For Pork Shoulder = mesquite, oak or hickory
            For Pork Chops or Ribs = 100% applewood
            SOUS VIDE
            Anova Immersion Circulator 900 watt & 12 & 18 quart Rubbermaid containers with hinged sous vide lids
            Generic Calphalon non-stick cookware set of pots and pans
            12" & 14" All-Clad Stainless skillets
            Cast Iron 12" skillet by Victoria
            La Creuset Cast Iron 7 quart Dutch Oven - Yellow Round
            La Creuset Cast Iron 7 quart Dutch Oven - Cherry Oval
            Old Revere Wear Copper & Stainless Pots (handed down)

            JA Henckels 15 piece Stainless Knife Set
            Victorinox 12" Fibrox Pro Slicing Knive
            Victorinox 6" Curved Boning Knife
            Set of Dalstrong Japanese Steak Knives

          Top | #10
          Welcome back Padre, good to see you posting again. I've run out of advice on cooker, it's really like buying a new car, it's based on dollars and emotions. Go with what you need, not necessarily what you want. In the end it's not the cooker, but the cookie that counts !!! Good luck in your decision.


          • Bogy
            Bogy commented
            Editing a comment
            Thanks. I've talked both son and son in law into buying pellet smokers. Both bought Pit Boss, which wouldn't have been my choice, but they are happy with them, and turning out good food, so like you say, that's what counts. In a way, my son is somewhat limited in what he can buy, because he manages a farm/fleet type store that sells Traeger and Pit Boss. He needs to be able to tell people his own experience when he's selling them. At least they also sell Lumberjack pellets.

          • JCBBQ
            JCBBQ commented
            Editing a comment
            One of the GREAT, underrated comments of all time.
        • jecucolo
          Club Member
          • Nov 2015
          • 1204
          • Schertz Texas
          • Pit Barrel Cooker
            Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
            Weber 22" Kettle (Craiglist)
            Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
            Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
            Maverick ET-732
            Kingsford Original Charcoal
            Kingsford Competition Charcoal
            Anova Sous Vide

          Top | #11
          Miss your jokes! Glad you’re move went well.


          • Bogy
            Bogy commented
            Editing a comment
            I finally found the box with my docking station and all the assorted cables, keyboard, etc, so I can actually work...at least some of the time. I'll see what I can do about posting some jokes in the near future.
        • Bogy
          Club Member
          • Mar 2016
          • 286
          • North Central Iowa
          • Weber Genesis E-310
            Original Grilla
            Smokey Joe® Charcoal Grill 14"
            Thermoworks Smoke Thermometer with gateway
            2 iGrillminis - from before they were Weber.

          Top | #12
          BTW, I had my first board meeting at one of the churches I'll be serving (one of 2 little churches), and question came up as to what I was going to smoke for the next church pot luck. They've seen my OG.


          • MBMorgan
            Club Member
            • Sep 2015
            • 5723
            • Colorado
            • > Weber Genesis EP-330
              > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
              > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
              > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
              > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
              to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
              > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
              > Thermoworks Smoke
              > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
              > Thermoworks Thermapen
              > Thermoworks IR-GUN-S
              > Anova sous vide circulator
              > Searzall torch
              > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

              > Favorite Beer: Guinness Extra Stout, Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, or Alaskan Amber
              > Favorite Wine: Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel or Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend
              > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

            Top | #13
            Originally posted by Bogy View Post
            BTW, I had my first board meeting at one of the churches I'll be serving (one of 2 little churches), and question came up as to what I was going to smoke for the next church pot luck. They've seen my OG.
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            • LA Pork Butt
              Charter Member
              • Dec 2014
              • 4674
              • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

              Top | #14
              I understand the need for a few less deadlines. I retired after 17 years in the same congregation at 67. A simple solution could be a Weber 26” using the fuse or snake method for low and slow and a two zone fire. If wanted to later you add a SlowNSear.
              Last edited by LA Pork Butt; June 19th, 2019, 07:08 AM.


              • Craigar
                Founding Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 1001
                • Papillion, NE
                • * - Weber 26.75" OTG
                  * - Weber 22.5" Premium cloaked in Crimson
                  * - Slow 'N Sear
                  * - Smoke E-Z - 26.75" (The Grain Silo)
                  * - Lodge Sportsman Grill
                  * - Weber Rapid Fire Chimney Starter
                  * - Thermoworks ThermoPop
                  * - Thermoworks Dot
                  * - iGrill2 - 4 probes
                  * - Favorite Beer - the cold one in my hand (craft beers of all flavors; haven't had a blue yummy in over 6 years) my tastes change with the season so it is difficult to name just a couple. However, I will occasionally have a vanilla porter float in the summer (Empyrean Vanilla Porter w/a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream) as I usually drink stouts & porters in the colder months, pale ales & IPAs in the warmer months. I have to add Not Your Father's Root Beer to beers I use for floats.
                  * - Booze - I don't really have a favorite, but lean towards single malt Scotch & Irish whiskey
                  * - Wines - Reds: mainly the heavy stuff mixed in with the occasional pinot noir ( I have yet to meet a malbec I didn't like); Whites: German & Nebraska (hey, I have to support the home team)
                  * - Favorite Spice outlets - Frisco Spices in LaVista, NE (the local butcher supply shop); Volcanic Peppers in Bellevue, NE
                  * - Current butchers: Just Good Meats & Fareway Foods

                Top | #15
                Welcome back Bogy ! I have wondered where you have been the last few weeks. Since LA Pork Butt has suggested a Weber 26", I can't say enough about mine and highly recommend it, along with a SnS. With this combo you will have about $700 leftover out of your budget and then you can add the PBC or WSM or both!

                Again, welcome back and may peace be with you!


                • Bogy
                  Bogy commented
                  Editing a comment
                  Thanks for the suggestion. Wife and I spent the weekend in Omaha. We lived in Papillion 14 years ago, for four years. It was incredible, the street names were familiar, and there were some familiar sights, but there were a lot of changes in the intervening years.

                • Craigar
                  Craigar commented
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                  Bogy We have resided in Papio for 20 years now. Quite a bit has changed over the years, namely the population has doubled in that time. The one thing that has stayed constant is the people, which is very uncommon these days. We live north of Cedardale, 2 blocks south of Papio Bay.

                • Bogy
                  Bogy commented
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                  We lived a little west of you, north of 360, on Horseshoe Circle. They've built a lot more houses between where we were and 360 over the past 14 years.



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              About this website. AmazingRibs.com is all about the science of barbecue, grilling, and outdoor cooking, with great BBQ recipes, tips on technique, and unbiased equipment reviews. Learn how to set up your grills and smokers properly, the thermodynamics of what happens when heat hits meat, as well as hundreds of excellent tested recipes including all the classics: Baby back ribs, spareribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, burgers, chicken, smoked turkey, lamb, steaks, barbecue sauces, spice rubs, and side dishes, with the world's best buying guide to barbecue smokers, grills, accessories, and thermometers, edited by Meathead.

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