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Some Of Our Favorite
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These are not ads. These are products we love and highly recommend. Click here to read more about our medals and what they mean.

 


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

Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts


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

maverick PT55 thermometer

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

Click here for more info on the Maverick PT-55 Waterproof Instant-Read Thermometer Review shown above. It may be the best value in a thermometer out there


If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

slow n sear

The Slow 'N' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool


Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet's Dual Tube Burners

the good one grill

The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King's proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Click here to read our complete review


The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

the good one grill

The Good-One Open Range is a charcoal grill with an offset smoke chamber attached. It is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. The grill sits low in front and doubles as a firebox for the smoke chamber which is spliced on above and behind so it can work like a horizontal offset smoker only better. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

Click here to read our complete review


Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

Griddle And Deep Fryer All In One

The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all. Plus it has a built in cutting board, garbage bag holder, and paper towel holder. An additional work table on the left side provides plenty of counter space.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier. Best of all, it is only 9 delivered to your door!

Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them


The Swiss Army Knife Of Thermometers

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

Click here to read our test results and comprehensive review and why it won our Platinum Medal.


Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater

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Char-Broil's Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you're off to the party! Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

NK-22-Ck Grill

Their NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It's hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

Click here for more about what makes this grill special


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G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

If you're using oven mitts at the grill, it's time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder's gloves. They're heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.

Click here to read our detailed review

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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.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order

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Quite Atypically, yet another Departure from Th Island of Misfit Cookers...

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    Quite Atypically, yet another Departure from Th Island of Misfit Cookers...

    Part I

    It's all good, yall, so don't worry on accounta my well-bein...

    I had not used my poor lil ol Brinkmann Gourmet (R2D2) in several years, an wanted to find a Good Home, not set her out at th curb fer th scrappers... she deserved a better ride off into th Sunset than that, as I reckoned it... Still R4D (Ready 4 Duty!)

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    'Twas not an easy decision, but simply a matter of non-utilization, vs precious real estate in my teensy garage...

    Show yall a lil bit where we been, together...
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    >Relief break at 6 pics in...Stay Tuned, if interested...

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      Part III

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      • Mr. Bones
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        Not my best smoked turkey, ever, but my best one on a Brinkmann Gourmet...

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      Let us all bow our heads in a moment of silence.

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      • Mr. Bones
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        Preciate th respect, Cap'n, but when I bow my my head fer very long, nowadays, at least, jus makes fer drool alla runnin all down th fronta my bibbers...

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      And say hmmmmmmmmmm!

      Lookin good!

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        I ain't nohow sad, feelin no more than nostalgia, but thanks fer th Moment, Brothers!

        I'm happy th buyer is enthusiastic bout usin her, made him up a generous Care Package of chunks of bourbon barrel staves, pecan, post oak, mesquite, hickory, an apple, cause it all was handiest...also threw in a 6.5 oz Three Little Pigs Kansas City All Purpose rub...

        Also, access to my biz email, in case of questions / problems, etc. ...he already has my phone / txt #...

        Really a great guy, pleasure meetin him, an he brought along a few home brews, one of which I'm sippin on, now...BRAVO!!! , Mark !!!, so far, citric fer what I typically drink, but tasty...
        Last edited by Mr. Bones; August 17th, 2019, 03:52 PM.

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          As long as you've passed her on to a happy place you can and should let you're conscience rest.

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          • Mr. Bones
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            That's where I'm at, an was all along aimin fer...so: win, win, in my eyes...

            Reckon I oughtta tell him bout Amazing Ribs dot com?
            Last edited by Mr. Bones; August 17th, 2019, 09:19 PM.

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          If'n yall know of a better requiem, please post it here...

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          • smokin fool
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            ….or you coulda put an addition on the garage.....make her a two bay

          • Mr. Bones
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            Great Plan, brother, but I live in a duplex, our motour garages are siamesed together, an I rather doubt my neighbour Matt would be amenable, bein's how he keeps his wee lil murdersickle, an mostly his Camry indoors, there... smokin fool

          • smokin fool
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            Ratz

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          I'm glad ya found it a good home.

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          • Mr. Bones
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            Me, too...

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          My first smoker was gifted to me by my late grandfather and was that exact model. Cooked many a good meal on it. I too outgrew it and passed it on to a prison guard in Palestine TX. Still see Mark now and again at Lodge, he claims he still smoking fish on her!

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          • Mr. Bones
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            This cat's name was Mark, as well...

            Very interestin, engagin cat to talk to, gave him my public email, he already has my public phone, told him to holler if he has any dilemnas...

            Jus happy to see R2D2 have a happy place, in this world...I loaded him up with goodies, to git him started...
            Last edited by Mr. Bones; August 17th, 2019, 06:17 PM. Reason: y

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          I am guessing that Brinkman is a water smoker. I started out on one and it really turned out some great butts. My only complaint was the need to get up about 4am on overnight cooks to add fuel and water.

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          • Mr. Bones
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            Yup, a water smoker, an yup, historically turned out some great cue....
            never hadda git up overnight, with this lectric one...
            But, have waited way, far, long beyond overnight, fer large products to acheive doneness...

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          This one hits close to home. This is my very first smoker, which was a hand-me-down from my brother. I had no interest in smoking, but he forced it on me or he was going to throw it away. So I gave it a try, and was hooked. Because of this smoker I found AR. I haven't used it in 5+ years, but a few years back I decided to give it a Gator makeover, since I knew i was way too sentimental to ever part with it. It sits in my garage, loved and seen only by me.
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          • Mr. Bones
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            Lovin it, great job redecoratin yer Gourmet Electric Smoker, as well!

            Looks like ya been utilizin roughly th same ratio of wood chunks to kWh as I have been... Fine Job, That...
            Last edited by Mr. Bones; August 18th, 2019, 12:16 AM.

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          Th earliest of th pics I posted , although they're all chronologically kinda mixed up, is from 2013; me an th Brinkmann R2D2, we've had our Moments, together, many of which have been shared right here, on AR...

          Glad to see her go to a happy home, where she'll be loved, an appreciated.

          Even provided Tech Support, to help ease th learnin curve...
          Last edited by Mr. Bones; August 18th, 2019, 05:59 AM.

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