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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

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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

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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

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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.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order

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  • fzxdoc
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 4200
    • My toys:
      Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
      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
      Vortex (two of them)

      Two Joule Sous Vide devices
      VacMaster Pro 350 Vacuum Sealer
      Instant Pot 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
      Charcoal Companion TurboQue
      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

    Top | #31
    Since you already have a gasser and can do a lot of grilling on that, I would recommend the PBC for the smoking experience. It gives you a marvelous flavor because of the drippings-on-the-hot fire phenomenon. Who doesn't love (Wo)Man-Meat-Fire? Plus it can cook the volume that you seem to be looking for. You can buy a round dolly for it for it (pretty inexpensive) on Amazon and roll it out as needed, but it's light enough to carry or even transport.

    I love my SnS/kettle combo, but the SnS takes up a lot of real estate under the grate, especially in a 22" kettle, so your options for volume smoking are a bit more limited, even with the additional half-rack option. That said, it's also great for those small, low volume/low-charcoal-use cooks when you're doing short cooks for two or four.

    If you had said you want to do a lot more grilling, I'd say go with the SnS/Kettle option. But since you want to smoke with large amounts of meat, I think the PBC might be able to fill that desire.

    Both do well in the wintertime.

    So my recommendation is to get the PBC, get some good indirect thermometer probes, and then try to find a kettle on Craigslist--and spring for the SnS. With a gasser, a PBC, and an SnS/Kettle, you'll have the best of many worlds.

    Kathryn

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    • cdschwanz
      cdschwanz commented
      Editing a comment
      What would be the best way to get a PBC to even lower temperatures like 225? Something like this https://www.amazon.com/pitmasterIQ-T.../dp/B01MRUWGKY ? I think that is the only thing keeping me from pulling the trigger, regulating the temp down just a little bit. Ribs and chicken may work well at the 275-300 range of the PBC but there are a few things that I'm reading that recommend 225 is the sweet spot.

    • Polarbear777
      Polarbear777 commented
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      The postmaster IQ should work but there are dozens of options out there so you’ll want to shop around to get one with the features you want.

    • fzxdoc
      fzxdoc commented
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      cdschwanz , you'd be surprised at how many people here on the Pit smoke most of their food at 250° or higher. It's not unique to the PBC. And 225° is no longer the gold standard, even on the competition circuit.

      That said, I have smoked brisket on the PBC at 225°. You just light fewer coals initially. It's actually pretty easy. But that 225° brisket was no better than all of the many briskets that I've smoked in the neighborhood of 275° on my PBC as well. So you really have the choice.

      K.
  • jfmorris
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 2035
    • Huntsville, Alabama
    • Jim Morris

      Cookers
      • 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
      Thermometers
      • Thermoworks Smoke w/ Wifi Gateway
      • Thermoworks Dot
      • Thermoworks Thermapen Classic
      • Thermoworks RT600C
      Beverages
      • Whatever I brewed and have on tap!

    Top | #32
    cdschwanz the cool thing with the PBC is that you get great results even without smoking at precisely 225F. It's due to the moist environment the fairly tightly sealed drum creates - its very unique.

    I've smoked probably 1000 Boston butts in the past 30 years (not joking there - once cook was 84 butts! Next biggest was 9). I've found through trial and error that you don't have to maintain it precisely at 225. In fact, when I go to bed, I set the high and low alarms on my Thermoworks Smoke thermometer to 300F and 200F. I don't need to wake up unless the fire starts going out (under 200) or its really hot. And in fact, I've had the smoker reach as high as 340F (one time I turned the alarms off totally), and my pulled pork came out just fine - it just gone done a few hours earlier than I expected, so I held it in a warm oven until closer to dinner.

    So over the last year, I've moved most of my smokes up to 250F or 275F. As our friend Ahumadora likes to say, "Life is too short to smoke at 225". Brisket and butts do just fine on the PBC at the higher temperatures is what I am trying to say.

    When you first start smoking, its easy to rush to tweak the vents on your grill or smoker if the temp gets 5 degrees off from where you think it should be, but that level of precision is not really needed in smoking. That is the beauty of the PBC - and I say this based on my research, and listening to the "PBC Whisperer" aka Kathryn fzxdoc and others here. I don't own a PBC, but I understand how it works. And it just works. You can let it do its thing and not worry about it.

    All that said, you can add a temperature control fan system to the PBC, where you have precise thermostatic control, and run it at any temperature you want. I have no experience with that Pitmaster IQ system, but that is certainly an option. I have a unit called the PartyQ. A lot here have a thermometer called the Fireboard, which can control a fan. You basically mount a fan adapter on the PBC (or kettle or WSM or whatever), and close down the intake, and the fan is turned on and off to control the amount of air feeding the fire, and through that, the temperature inside the smoker. It makes a charcoal & wood smoker behave much like a pellet smoker (but with much more smoke flavor). Is the fan needed? No. But it is cool, and allows a little more precise control.

    Good luck with your decision. You cannot go wrong with a PBC, or a kettle with the SNS, or even a Weber Smokey Mountain smoker. They all cook a little different, with different flavor profiles, and all will turn out great Q.

    Whatever you get, I would try learning it without the thermostatic control at first, and at the very least, get a decent instant read thermometer (Thermoworks Thermapen or Thermapop), and a good remote leave-in thermometer to monitor the meat you are cooking (Maverick XR-50 for example, or the Thermoworks Smoke, Thermoworks Signals, or Fireboard).
    Last edited by jfmorris; October 1st, 2019, 07:49 AM.

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    • cdschwanz
      Trial Member
      • Sep 2019
      • 5

      Top | #33
      jfmorris Perfect, I think that's exactly what I needed to know and the final endorsement of the PBC I was looking for. PBC it is and maybe the theromostatic fan next year after I have some experience under my belt.

      So now with the extra budget for thermometers, how do you properly smoke with them? Do they stay in the meat for the entire duration, so I need one that can stand up to the temperature? Do I get a remote probe that goes into the meat and then has the display on the outside? Or just check in after a few hours and see if it is the temp I want and check periodically. Nearly all the reviews on this website are glowing so it's just a matter of preference it seems.

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      • Dewesq55
        Dewesq55 commented
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        Get a good digital remote with at least 2 probes. 1 prove goes in (and stays in) the meat. They other goes on the greater at least an inch away from the meat so you can keep an eye on the cooker temperature. You should check out Max's reviews on the public side of the site.

      • DurhamBuckeye
        DurhamBuckeye commented
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        I have the Maverick & like it a lot. Some folks don't even monitor barrel temps in the PBC, but I'm not there yet.

        And the thermoworks pop for less than $40 is great for spot checking things that you may not have a leave-in probe in

      • mnavarre
        mnavarre commented
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        The only reason I monitor the pit temp in my PBJr. is just to make sure it's not doing anything insane, but as long as your lid doesn't leak and you get it on tight the hardest thing about cooking on it it just getting your head around the fact that you just need to trust it and let it do it's thing.
    • jfmorris
      Club Member
      • Nov 2017
      • 2035
      • Huntsville, Alabama
      • Jim Morris

        Cookers
        • 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
        Thermometers
        • Thermoworks Smoke w/ Wifi Gateway
        • Thermoworks Dot
        • Thermoworks Thermapen Classic
        • Thermoworks RT600C
        Beverages
        • Whatever I brewed and have on tap!

      Top | #34
      Originally posted by cdschwanz View Post
      jfmorris Perfect, I think that's exactly what I needed to know and the final endorsement of the PBC I was looking for. PBC it is and maybe the theromostatic fan next year after I have some experience under my belt.

      So now with the extra budget for thermometers, how do you properly smoke with them? Do they stay in the meat for the entire duration, so I need one that can stand up to the temperature? Do I get a remote probe that goes into the meat and then has the display on the outside? Or just check in after a few hours and see if it is the temp I want and check periodically. Nearly all the reviews on this website are glowing so it's just a matter of preference it seems.
      The instant read like the Thermapop or Thermapen are ones you stick in the meat to check things, well, instantly! Anyone with a grill (or kitchen!) needs that - you should be using it for burgers, steaks, and especially chicken, even on your gas grill. And you can use it to check the smoked meats too.

      What is more important for smoking is a leave in thermometer, where you have a probe on a wire, that you leave in the meat the entire cook. Most of these units have multiple probes (2, 4, 6), and it is common to leave one dangling in the smoker to check the air temperature, and one in the meat. I have a Thermoworks Smoke, and a Smoke Gateway, that lets me monitor the "pit" and meat temps anywhere around the house using a handy remote, and on my phone using an app, while away from the house. If the Wifi stuff doesn't matter, the Maverick XR-50 is about the best bang for the buck at the moment. I think it may be an exclusive through Adrenaline BBQ:

      https://abcbarbecue.com/product/xr-50/

      Here's a good example, where I am smoking a NY strip loin on my kettle. You can see a probe clipped to the grate, and one in the meat. And yes - that meat really was 29F right out of the fridge when I started this smoke! I cooked it to 135F, and then seared it on my gas grill to brown it up some at the end of the cook.

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      • cdschwanz
        cdschwanz commented
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        Yeah I have a little rinky-dink probe thermometer from the grocery store that I use for things in the oven so I understand the concept, but at $20 it isn't what I would want for a smoker. I've been able to get away without a true instant read for a while because I have a sous vide circulator where I have temperature control that way, and the probe thermometer for long cooks. I like Thermoworks but I'll look into the Maverick as well.

      • jfmorris
        jfmorris commented
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        cdschwanz if you don’t need a remote, the Thermoworks Dot is great for just monitoring the meat. Actually for a long time I had that with 2 probes - the meat one it comes with and an extra air prime, and would just switch the cable that I was plugged into to see the cooker temp versus the meat temp.
    • Polarbear777
      Club Member
      • Sep 2016
      • 1300

      Top | #35
      https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...ibration-tests

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      • fzxdoc
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 4200
        • My toys:
          Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
          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
          Vortex (two of them)

          Two Joule Sous Vide devices
          VacMaster Pro 350 Vacuum Sealer
          Instant Pot 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
          Charcoal Companion TurboQue
          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

        Top | #36
        Congrats on nearly pulling the trigger on the PBC. You won't regret your choice. It's a heckuva cooker for the price--a lot of bang for the buck. I have grilled burgers and seared steaks on it as well, but only by moving the fire basket closer to the grate by means setting the basket onto a couple of stovepipe lengths--equal length for more of a base-- (purchased at Lowe's for use with wood burning stoves). So you can grill on it if you want the PBC flavor, but you have to help it out with a simple mod like that.

        The Maverick is a great thermometer set. I used it for a few years before I sprung for the awesome Fireboard which gives you the opportunity of using 6 probes. But start with the Maverick. You can't go wrong.

        Kathryn

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        • RickyBobby
          Club Member
          • Jul 2016
          • 343
          • Kingwood, Texas

          Top | #37
          cdschwanz , sounds like you’re headed down the PBC path! Should be fun! We do have a sayin here in The Pit, pictures or it didn’t happen! Looking forward to seeing the results of your cooks on your new cooker!

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          • cdschwanz
            cdschwanz commented
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            Ha, well I don't think it will be until Christmas or so until I get the PBC, so I may let my "trial" membership here lapse until then. But I hope to post pictures later on!

          • RickyBobby
            RickyBobby commented
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            We hope you stick around with regardless of whether you get the PBC. 😊👍. I’ve gotten SO much more from the Pit than just what cookers to try! Great community here!
        • Meathead
          BBQ Whisperer, Mythbuster
          • May 2014
          • 1155
          • Chicago area
          • Remember, no rules in the bedroom or kitchen
            Meathead

          Top | #38
          Lotta good feedback team! I recommend you click on over to the free part of the site and click on Ratings & Reviews. We have a searchable database there with hundreds of hands-on reviews by our full time grill and smoker tester, Max Good. You can get details on these devices and others.

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          • Beefchop
            Charter Member
            • Oct 2014
            • 427
            • Lafayette, LA
            • XL Big Green Egg, Shirley Fabrication 24"x42" Patio Cooker

            Top | #39
            18.5" Weber Smokey Mountain (over the PBC and the Weber kettle with the Slow N' Sear).

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            • Mudkat
              Club Member
              • Feb 2017
              • 2167
              • At a river near me, MD
              • Weber Smokey Mountain 14.5"
                Weber 22" Kettel
                Weber Smokey Joe (2)
                One Grill 45" Rotisserie
                Lodge 5 qt. Dutch Oven
                Lodge 10.5" Double Loop Skillet
                Cast Iron 9" Skillet
                Cast Iron 12" Skillet
                Weber 22 Grill Grates
                Home Built 55 Gallon Ugly Drum Smoker - "MUDS"

              Top | #40
              I don't know what purchase you should start with but after 2 1/2 years on this site I ended up with this.

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              AND OF COURSE THIS!

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              So don't sweat your first purchase but dream of all to come!

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              • holehogg
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                The stomach being the most expensive of the lot.

              • Mudkat
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                Lol holehogg right you are!
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              Hands down I would suggest the 22” WSM.
              Part of that is because I have experience with it and ZERO experience with a PBC.
              That said, I loved the versatility of the WSM...and it’s easy enough to hang meats a la PBC if that’s your thing.
              I’ve even considered picking up another one just ‘cause.

              Seeing as as you already have a gasser that you like, that would be my first choice.

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