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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.

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.

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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.

Click here to read our detailed review

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GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

grill grates

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

Click here for more about what makes these grates so special


kareubequ bbq smoker

Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

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

Click here for our review of this superb smoker


Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

masterbuilt gas smoker

The First Propane Smoker With A Thermostat Makes This Baby Foolproof

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

Click here to read our detailed review


Professional Steakhouse Knife Set

masterbuilt gas smoker

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

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


PK 360 grill

Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

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

Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

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


Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

fireboard bbq thermometer

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

Click here to read our detailed review


Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

Green Mountain Davey Crockett Grill

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

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  • Anton32828
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 132
    • Weber 22 inch kettle grill
      Slow-N-Sear
      Maverick ET-732 thermometer

    Top | #1

    Rain strategy for WSM?

    I'm looking at a typical subtropical forecast for this weekend. Sun for most of the day, with rain showers for an hour or two in the evening.

    What is your experience with such "intermittent rain" situations with the Weber Smokey Mountain? I have a screened-in back porch, but I'm against the idea of having a charcoal fire under a roof. Perhaps an abundance of caution.
  • RonB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 10870
    • Near Richmond VA
    • Weber Performer Deluxe
      SNS
      Pizza insert
      Rotisserie
      Smokenator 1000
      Cookshack Smokette Elite
      2 Thermapens
      Chefalarm
      Dot
      lots of probes.
      CyberQ

    Top | #2
    I use a large umbrella in a stand when I'm caught cookin' in t he rain.

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    • smokin fool
      smokin fool commented
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      Yup, over to Walmart and buy a coupla cheap beach umbrellas.

    • jfmorris
      jfmorris commented
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      I third this. Or a cheap pop up tent.

    • LA Pork Butt
      LA Pork Butt commented
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      That would have been my suggestion.
  • FireMan
    Charter Member
    • Jul 2015
    • 6686
    • Bottom of Winnebago

    Top | #3
    Break into a chant of “no rain, no rain, no rain, no rain”, then break into Santana’s Soul Sacrifice! You will feel good anyways.

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    • binarypaladin
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      At least it’s not just me.
  • Anton32828
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 132
    • Weber 22 inch kettle grill
      Slow-N-Sear
      Maverick ET-732 thermometer

    Top | #4
    I like the umbrella idea. Patio umbrella with a nice heavy base would be perfect. I don’t own one but Walmart has ‘em.

    I used a pop-up canopy twice. I got away with it once. The second time a wind gust sent it flying & ripped the canopy. I could have prevented that by anchoring each leg in a painter’s bucket full of water (& tied down to the canopy leg), but I didn’t really expect the wind.

    Umbrella seems much simpler!

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    • Anton32828
      Club Member
      • Jun 2018
      • 132
      • Weber 22 inch kettle grill
        Slow-N-Sear
        Maverick ET-732 thermometer

      Top | #5
      Honestly I was hoping for a reply along the lines of, “My WSM laughs at the rain!” Not expecting that, just hoping.

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      • JeffJ
        Charter Member
        • Feb 2015
        • 2576
        • Michigan
        • Jeff

        Top | #6
        Canopy or umbrella.

        The WSM performs well in cold temps but rain and excessive wind creates problems in the absence of protection.

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        • Pow7der
          Club Member
          • Apr 2018
          • 30

          Top | #7
          Another vote for an inexpensive canopy for a couple of reasons. The first, I already had one. The second, it is big enough to cover the “dueling dragons” while still allowing enough space for myself and a couple of friends/family members to congregate around the cookers while checking or removing food from the cookers.

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          • Razor
            Club Member
            • Mar 2018
            • 133
            • Pittsburgh

            Top | #8
            Canopy. You can easily anchor it in to the ground, covers a greater area, keeps you protected if you need to fiddle with something, one canopy should do it vs 2-3 umbrellas.

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            • JPGators17
              Charter Member
              • Jan 2015
              • 450
              • Orlando, FL

              Top | #9
              I have a screened in back porch and I am not against having a charcoal fire under a roof, or three charcoal fires under a roof.

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              • Bkhuna
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                Yup. A coat of paint every now again keeps the ceiling ship shape.
            • gdsim1
              Club Member
              • Jan 2017
              • 169
              • KC MO
              • Tryin' not to light my beard on fire east of KC MO. Pit Barrel Cooker for smokin', Char-Griller for grillin' and the cutest little no-name instant read thermometer you've ever seen to keep me from screwin' up!

              Top | #10
              Garage, and stand fan. When I’ve got a forecast like this, I drag the PBC around the house and kick off the cook just outside the garage. WHEN it starts sprinkling (the BBQ gods here in KC are merciless when challenged, so it’s not an IF), I drag it just far enough inside the garage to keep it dry, and put a stand fan behind it to blow the smoke outside. When the rain stops, back outside it goes.

              Take THAT, BBQ gods! 💪😃👍

              Really surprised I haven’t been smited by a lightning bolt at some point for thumbing my nose at them. 😂😂😂

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              • Beefchop
                Charter Member
                • Oct 2014
                • 428
                • Lafayette, LA
                • XL Big Green Egg, Shirley Fabrication 24"x42" Patio Cooker

                Top | #11
                Buy one here. https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...evirtualweberb

                Source: Virtual Weber Bullet
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                • JeffJ
                  JeffJ commented
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                  That is hilarious.

                • gdsim1
                  gdsim1 commented
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                  NEVER underestimate hickadoo life hacks! 😃🙌

                • klflowers
                  klflowers commented
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                  Now I like that! I may have to get one.
              • LA Pork Butt
                Charter Member
                • Dec 2014
                • 4678
                • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                Top | #12
                One last thought on the umbrella idea - I would position the umbrella as close to the top of your cooker as you would your head when walking in the rain.

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                • Anton32828
                  Club Member
                  • Jun 2018
                  • 132
                  • Weber 22 inch kettle grill
                    Slow-N-Sear
                    Maverick ET-732 thermometer

                  Top | #13
                  Here’s what I’ve been doing. Small canopy anchored against sudden gusts by 5-Gallon pails filled with water. Thanks for all your help!
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                  • Beefchop
                    Beefchop commented
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                    That's a great option. Most people already own one of these. I wish I could fit my stickburner under one! Enjoy that WSM.
                • PaulstheRibList
                  Founding Member
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 1745
                  • Lake Charles, LA
                  • Started Low-N-Slow BBQ in 2012. Obviously, it's taken hold (in chronological order:
                    1.) A pair of Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5's
                    2.) #LilTex, a 22" Expensive Offset Smoker (looks like a Yoder Witicha)
                    3.) #WhoDat1, a HUGE Gravity Fed Insulated Cabinet Smoker (cooking chamber 3'x2'x6')
                    4.) A Full Size Commercial Dryer/converted to Vertical Smoker.
                    5.) Jambo Backyard stickburner (my FAVORITE Pit so far)
                    6.) GrillMeister, a huge 24"x48" Adjustable, Charcoal Grill from Pitmaker.com
                    7.) 22" Weber Kettle with Slow-N-Sear
                    8.) Vault insulated reverse-flow cabinet smoker from Pitmaker
                    9.) BarbecueFiretruck...under development
                    10.) 26 foot BBQ Vending Trailer equipped with HUGE Myron Mixon 72xc smoker is HERE, Oct 2016!
                    11.) Opened www.PaulsRibShackBarbecue.com Food Trailer officially in March 2017
                    12.) Austin Smoke Works 500 Gallon Propane Tank Offset Smoker, named "Lucille" as travel pit for PaulsRibShack, Oct 2018.
                    12.) Opening Brick & Mortar location at 4800 Nelson Rd, Spring 2019. Had a pair of 1,000 Gallon Austin Smoke Works pits, both in RibShackRed for our new place!

                    Fabulous Backlit Thermapens, several Maverick Remote Thermometers (don't use any remotes anymore), Thermoworks Smoke, Other Thermoworks toys, Vacuum sealer, lots and lots of equipment...

                    I'm loving using BBQ to make friends and build connections.
                    I have #theRibList where I keep a list of new and old friends and whenever I'm cooking, I make 1 to 20 extra and share the joy.

                  Top | #14
                  Cooked in the rain plenty of times with the WSM. If you want to run a Maverick during the rain, just wrap it in a ziplock.

                  No worries!!

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                  • Beefchop
                    Beefchop commented
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                    In Louisiana you are cooking in the rain more often than not!
                • drobinson003
                  Club Member
                  • Jul 2019
                  • 14

                  Top | #15
                  I put wheels on my WSM so if rain comes I just move it to the covered portion of the screened in patio. No worries!

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