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Some Of Our Favorite
Tools And Toys

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

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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

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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  • Top | #241
    oldsteve This was a 12 pounder, left uncovered overnight. I ran the KBQ at 290-310. I wanted high enough temp for the skin but low enough to cook through without killing the skin. Took about 2 hours 30 minutes
    I do not preheat the KBQ

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    • oldsteve
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      Thanks Ernest! I will heed your advice. I'm still amazed how easy it has been to get the temperature dialed in. Every cook I'm loving this thing more and more. Hat's off to Bill Karau for designing this wonderful machine!

  • Top | #242
    Playing with fire.....

    Did a rack of lamb with mesquite.
    Heating my cast iron hotplate on the KBQ for box for the Sear.

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    Good eats!
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      Spinaker Serving temp was 135. I seared it at 125.

    • Spinaker
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      Thanks for the tip my friend. Hope you guys have a wonderful holiday. Thanks for all your help this past year. You have been a huge help!! Ernest

    • Ernest
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      Spinaker That's what The Pit is for. You're welcome anytime

  • Top | #243
    Oh!!! Had to try BBBR on salmon. Goodness gracious that was fantastic.
    But ........

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    • Top | #244
      Excellent thread ya'll got going here. I will be buying a KBQ within a few months. But then again, we'll see. I'm horribly impulsive. It's really difficult for me to be "Financially Responsible" when I want something this bad.

      How bad do I want one? We wantsss our Precioussss bad.

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      • Top | #245
        Syko I waited and waited and waited and researched. No regrets Whatsoever. A treat to myself for this year.

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        • Top | #246
          What temp did you perform the "cooking" stage of the reverse sear for the lamb and the steaks?

          Also, as the grease drips out of the box, does it drip from the corners? If that's the case, I could simply catch the grease in a couple of tin cans.

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          • Ernest
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            My first steak and lamb was at 150 degrees. I had all afternoon to experiment.
            The last rack was at 220 because I had a rack of beef short ribs.

            I use a baking sheet as a drip catcher when it's loaded. Or a small aluminum foil pan for small cooks.
            I have used a drip catcher on the outside by the corners. I don't have a preference,

        • Top | #247
          Originally posted by Syko View Post
          What temp did you perform the "cooking" stage of the reverse sear for the lamb and the steaks?

          Also, as the grease drips out of the box, does it drip from the corners? If that's the case, I could simply catch the grease in a couple of tin cans.
          I use a standard stainless pan to catch the grease from mine. It fits perfectly under both sides. Plus when you storing it, you can just slide it in the KBQ for more compact storage. And it cleans out really easily.

          Also don't wait.....just buy. I wish I hadn't waited as long as I did.

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          • Top | #248
            Syko, you're in the enviable position of living within driving distance of the"KBQ Factory". You would save money on shipping and get to meet the man himself, Bill Karau. I can honestly say that if I had bought the KBQ first, I wouldn't have a garage full of all my other cookers. They all work fine, but the KBQ is in a class of its own. This would be a great time to be impulsive!

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            • Top | #249
              Yes I will be driving to meet THE MAN and pick up the KBQ. I'm really happy I joined this forum. Such a rich resource of information. I wouldn't have known about the KBQ, otherwise. I'm really trying to be be responsible and wait until late January.

              Feels like self inflicted torture. I keep thinking about all the easy smoking I could be doing while off for Christmas. And to top it all off, you guys are echoing what the voices in my head keep saying, "Get it now, get it now!" God bless ya.

              Simmering in the juices of anticipation can be delicious and miserable at the same time.

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              • Top | #250
                Well the game didn't go as I wanted it too. But the Hawks played well and we had some awesome Turkey Legs off the KBQ!!!! You guys gotta try these sometime. I used Meatheads Disney Turkey Leg Recipe. It was super easy. I made 6 batches and put two legs in each batch, each batch was held in a one gallon ziplock. Super easy, fast and clean. Here are the results.
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                • Top | #251
                  Looks awesome Spinaker!

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                • Top | #252
                  I know some of you experience the "bite thru" skin on the chicken... Are you able to achieve that with turkey?

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                  • Top | #253
                    Originally posted by Syko View Post
                    I know some of you experience the "bite thru" skin on the chicken... Are you able to achieve that with turkey?
                    I would say that it was as close as you could have gotten to bite through. I think with the skin being thicker, its is much tougher to achieve. But this skin was as crispy as could be. You can see on some of them the skin broke open.

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                    • Top | #254
                      Syko I don't stress over bite through skin or smoke ring. For turkey legs, my main objective was juicy flesh but I got pretty good skin. That's icing on the legs.

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                      • Top | #255
                        Yeah, they certainly looked delish. I started drooling and I'm not even hungry.

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