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SPOTLIGHT

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

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

Click here to order from Amazon


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 | #61
    Question for my fellow Braten owners: Would you recommend putting foil under the wood grates and/or the bottom of the side fire box for easy cleanup? Or would the foil be too close to the heat, and emit some sort of less than desirable gas? I'm especially curious as it applies to low and slow cooking. Would you put foil on the bottom of the main chamber to catch the grease?

    Related, I posted pics of my first cook on my Braten thread. Thanks for all the guidance!

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    • Splatt44
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      I don’t put any foil, I find the cleanup quite easy. I bought a wood grate cleaner and use that to scrape. 3-5 min cleanup tops.

    • SierraBBQGuy
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      I do use foil under the grates, makes clean up a snap

  • Top | #62
    Some cool pics from a quick chicken dinner.
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    • Splatt44
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      Birds the ok about 30 ish min. I was keeping track of temp not time.

    • Splatt44
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      Thank you.

    • HawkerXP
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      Dude, your dog is looking a little sick.

  • Top | #63
    Which one of you guys is gonna do some low and slow on the Braten and tell us all about ...w pics. I'm soooo curious about how it preforms.

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    • jt0940
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      *Planning* on Stick burning some ribs on Saturday. Just waiting to see if the weather and schedules cooperate.

  • Top | #64
    I did, earlier in this thread, so so results. I’m sure someone with experience using a stick burner could do just fine. I’ll be trying again soon.

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    • Top | #65
      Snakeriver American Wague Gold Grade Cap of Ribeye. Oh man. Melt in your mouth tender. Almost to tender. Cooked MR flake salt and pepper a couple hrs prior to looking. (Maybe a little to early). Also finished with a glaze of olive oil, aged balsamic, maple syrup and some garlic actually it was unnecessary and maybe a little to rich with the high fat content. A great piece of meat. If your looking for that once in a wile treet go for it.
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      • jt0940
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        Snake river? Nice! I thought about splurging for a four pack of their ribeye’s, but my savings account just shook its head at me. Maybe sometime this summer. Did you notice a big difference from your local store product?

      • Splatt44
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        Huge. I have to say. It was completely unique. I don’t have to eat that every day but it was an experience. I bought it in a great sale. The cap and 4 small prime rib cuts Wague Gold $255. With shipping.

      • jt0940
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        Nice! Well, it’s good to know that the price and the quality at least align.

    • Top | #66
      Last night if only tried the offset box. Had to smoke some cheese. Picked a few of my favorites that we are serving at our anual meat eaters dinner on April. Cher’s takes a few weeks to set up so I like to get done early. I found the Braten relatively predictable to control. Kept the temp at 75-85 for about three hrs. Only used apple wood. Here are some pics. Sorry forgot the after pics. Cheeses picked up good color. Now they are sealed to let the oils do there thing and bring the smoke inside.
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      • JCBBQ
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        That cheese! Fantastic cook. Great to see this rig used as a smoker.

    • Top | #67
      Super nice from a Kamado Guy. It is always so great to have a manufacturer take pride in their work all the way through to shipping and delivery.

      Beatiful cooks.

      M.
      Last edited by Mark E.; March 29th, 2018, 07:40 AM. Reason: add

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      • Top | #68
        So I just watched one of Meathead’s videos, and saw a Braten 1000 grill in the yard, is he holding out on us? He only used it to light a chimney of charcoal though, looks like it’s never been cooked on.
        Whats up with that?

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        • jt0940
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          Funny you mention that. I noticed it about 2 days before my grill arrived! I wondered what he was doing only lighting a chimney of charcoal on it!

        • JCBBQ
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          He uses it in one video. I don’t remember which - maybe the salmon one?

      • Top | #69
        It was the Rockin Pastrami Ruben Sandwichs, I think I’ve seen others where he uses it as a lighter!

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        • Top | #70
          That’s an expensive lighter. I’ll trade Hume for this nice bic I have. Only been used a few times.

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          • Top | #71
            Spatchcocked a whole organic chicken tonight. Dry brined it for 4 hours, then hit it with the Simon and Garfunkel rub. Cooked it for about an hour and 15 minutes over cherry wood. It was delicious.
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            • Splatt44
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              looks delicious. Nice fire, I dig your style.!!!

          • Top | #72
            Have you used the side fire Box? What are the results as a smoker?

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