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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 | #1

    Where do you buy your fuel ?

    I have been grilling for some time now and have recently around a year or two gained a love of low and slow.

    The problem i have is getting quality fuel I usually just end up buying it from the super market but have varying results sometimes it hasn’t been stored very well and is damp or just doesn’t burn well.

    Where does everyone else buy their fuel both charcoal and wood ?

  • Top | #2
    The area where I store charcoal and wood has an ambient humidity of 47% right now. I use Kingsford Kaddys to tote around, and some find these also keep everything dry.

    Can't speak to where to source fuel in the UK, sorry.

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    • Top | #3
      I'm not fussy about charcoal, I buy whatever is cheapest at Walmart or Costco for grilling on my PK360. As for wood to use in my KBQ, I own nine acres of apples and live in the heart of an apple, cherry, and pear growing region, so I don't need to purchase.

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      • holehogg
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        Rub it in.

    • Top | #4
      Do you have any what we call large box stores over here. Lowes, Home Depot, Wal Mart, etc. your English equivalent. Any place that sells good bbq grills. They should have some charcoal that is better than the grocery store.

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      • JustinT
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        We have ASDA which is effectively Wal mart the problem I have is though I’m guessing a lot of our stores are smaller than yours even our bigger ones.

        A lot of them tend to place things like charcoal outside.

        We went to a store the other day Allen Home bargains and they sell wood and coal but on the way in I noticed they had their coal and wood outside it trollies and it was pouring it down with rain and they were all getting wet through.

        They don’t get proper consideration over here.

    • Top | #5
      A lot of our petrol stations (Gas stations) sell charcoal and wood but again they are always stored outside in the forecourt I bought some from one a few months back and when I had opened it the coal was covered in a white mould where it had been damp so I ended up putting it all in the bin.

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      • Top | #6
        Well that’s not good. Storing bags outdoor, before sale, isn’t doing the fuel any good. Any options for on line purchasing?

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        • JustinT
          JustinT commented
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          I think that’s the route I need to go down it just finding where to get it from at a decent price 😊

      • Top | #7
        I just Google searched "Nottingham UK firewood," and turned up a few places in Nottingham that sell firewood. Forgive me if you knew this. I was just curious to see what my options would be if I lived where you live. First link is below. Best wishes!

        https://farnsfieldfirewood.co.uk/

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        • Donw
          Donw commented
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          Yeh, owned by a Mr. Hood. Conveniently located adjacent to the Sherwood Forest. 🙂

        • mrteddyprincess
          mrteddyprincess commented
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          Spoke to Mr. Hood just the other day and he said the Sheriff there is giving him trouble. :-)

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        Originally posted by mrteddyprincess View Post
        I just Google searched "Nottingham UK firewood," and turned up a few places in Nottingham that sell firewood. Forgive me if you knew this. I was just curious to see what my options would be if I lived where you live. First link is below. Best wishes!

        https://farnsfieldfirewood.co.uk/
        Thank you for that I use a company called stragglethorpe firewood for wood for my inside log burner although they don’t do coal or specific woods so you can’t order like cherry or apple it’s just hardwood does this make much difference ?

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        • mrteddyprincess
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          My opinion is that in a stick burning smoker the kind of hardwood is not as important as some people make it out to be. I tend to use hickory and cherry because that's what's available where I live. I think the important question is are you pleased with the taste you get using Stragglethorpe's product, despite not knowing the specific hardwood you are getting? If it tastes good and you're happy with the source, go with it! Maintaining a consistent, clean fire is probably most important aspect.

      • Top | #9
        Our local hardware store has a great grilling department. I get all my stuff there.

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        • mountainsmoker
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          That is a great idea. I forgot them my local hardware store carries top of the line Weber grills and some good charcoal.

      • Top | #10
        You might also try Costco. Not sure if there’s one in Nottingham but there is at least one in Derby...so not too far away...

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        • mountainsmoker
          mountainsmoker commented
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          Yes it is only a little over 19 KM. The Costco's over here have great meats also.
          Last edited by mountainsmoker; September 8th, 2019, 11:13 AM.

        • JustinT
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          Thank you surfdog I will have to check them out :-)

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        surfdog do you guys have these restrictions on membership at Costco in the states ?

        https://www.costco.co.uk/membership-...l-requirements
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        • ComfortablyNumb
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          When I joined Costco back in the 80's there were restrictions, you had to be a business owner of work for certain large employers. I believe that is all in the past here, I think anyone with $60 can become a 'Gold Star' member.
          Last edited by ComfortablyNumb; September 9th, 2019, 03:32 AM.

        • surfdog
          surfdog commented
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          As ComfortablyNumb stated, we used to... Now one just needs to pay for the membership.

          I don’t recall when, or why, that changed but now I’m wondering if if occurred around the same time that Sam”s Club came onto the scene. Sam”s Club is the Walmart equivalent.

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        Nope, nor in Canada.
        https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-r...tco-membership

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        • Top | #13
          I have a local hardware store that I go to for fuel. They carry B&B for me that I come in and pick up every two weeks. They will also get some FOGO for me too, if I order it. The owner is a Pit member and he knows how to handle and store charcoal. (Ace Hardware in Hopkins in case any MN members are curious, Pete is a good bird)

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