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2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled

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Charcoal Cabinet And Gravity-Feed Smokers
Cabinet-style smokers like Humphrey's and Backwoods, and Gravity-Feed cabinet smokers like Myron Mixon.
Topics: 109 Posts: 1,646
109 1,646
Charcoal Grills
Hasty-Bake charcoal grill discussion only.
Topics: 37 Posts: 814
37 814
Smoldering Flea
Topics: 3 Posts: 78
Last Post: Pit by Klose
3 78
Topics: 2 Posts: 39
2 39
Walt Dockery
Topics: 21 Posts: 431
21 431
Napoleon charcoal grill discussion only.
Topics: 7 Posts: 40
7 40
Portable Kitchen (PK)
PK grill and PK360 charcoal grills.
Topics: 122 Posts: 2,256
122 2,256
Weber Kettle
Weber Kettle grill discussion.
Topics: 646 Posts: 13,720
646 13,720
Other Charcoal Grills And Misc.
For any charcoal grill discussion that doesn't fit into the above brands' channels, or for cross-brand general charcoal grill discussion.
Topics: 125 Posts: 2,537
125 2,537
Charcoal Kamados
Akorn kamado by Char-Griller.
Topics: 14 Posts: 165
14 165
Topics: 1 Posts: 6
1 6
Uncle Bob
Big Green Egg
A.K.A. The "BGE".
Topics: 54 Posts: 1,010
54 1,010
by ltgrant
Broil King Keg
Metal kamado by Broil King.
Topics: 6 Posts: 89
6 89
by Argoboy
Grilla Kong
Ceramic kamado by Grilla Grills.
Topics: 3 Posts: 65
Last Post: Pulled the trigger!
3 65
by dtresca
For discussion of the new Kalamazoo Shokunin kamado.
Topics: 1 Posts: 20
Last Post: Kalamazoo Kamado
1 20
by Pequod
Kamado Joe
All sizes of Kamado Joe kamados.
Topics: 31 Posts: 592
31 592
Komodo Kamado
For discussion of the renowned, high-end Komodo Kamados.
Topics: 6 Posts: 102
Last Post: Komodo Kamado MCS
6 102
by Pequod
All sizes of Primo kamados.
Topics: 38 Posts: 709
Last Post: The Primo XL
38 709
Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado
A.K.A. The "SnSK".
Topics: 14 Posts: 334
14 334
Vision Grills
Vision Grills kamados.
Topics: 9 Posts: 122
9 122
Weber Summit Charcoal
A.K.A. The "WSCG".
Topics: 101 Posts: 2,165
101 2,165
Other Kamados Or General Kamado Discussion
For discussion of other brands or miscellaneous/cross-brand discussion such as general tips & tricks with kamados..
Topics: 115 Posts: 2,833
115 2,833
Oak Smoke
Charcoal Drums, Barrels, Bullet Smokers
Topics: 11 Posts: 195
11 195
Brinkmann bullet smokers, such as Gourmet or Smoke'N Grill, often known as "ECB".
Topics: 1 Posts: 8
1 8
Gateway Drum
Gateway Drum smokers.
Topics: 6 Posts: 70
Last Post: Weeknight Meatloaf
6 70
by MX5
Hunsaker Vortex
The Hunsaker Vortex drum/barrel smoker.
Topics: 7 Posts: 135
7 135
by keir
Napoleon Apollo
Napoleon's bullet smoker.
Topics: 8 Posts: 81
8 81
Topics: 52 Posts: 762
52 762
Pit Barrel Cooker
A.K.A. The "PBC".
Topics: 1,547 Posts: 27,746
1,547 27,746
Weber Smokey Mountain
A.K.A. The "WSM".
Topics: 173 Posts: 2,837
173 2,837
Other, Drum, Barrel, or Bullet Smokers
For discussion of other drum/barrel smoker brands not listed above, do-it-yourself drum smoker kits like Big Poppa's, other homemade units, or general barrel & bullet smoker discussion.
Topics: 56 Posts: 1,471
56 1,471
Gas Grills, Flat-Tops
Flat-Tops, Griddles, And Planchas
Discussion of flat-top standalone grills & griddles, like Blackstone and Cuisinart for example. For flat top griddle inserts, see Accessories or the grill channel that the insert goes with.
Topics: 199 Posts: 4,184
Last Post: I give up!
199 4,184
by leol2
Broil King
Broil King gas grills, such as Signet, Imperial, Monarch, Regal, and Baron models.
Topics: 20 Posts: 200
20 200
Blaze gas grill discussion.
Topics: 11 Posts: 192
11 192
Char-Broil gas grills, including TRU-Infrared and Grill2Go.
Topics: 20 Posts: 240
Last Post: Tru-Infrared
20 240
Napoleon gas grills, such as Rogue, Triumph, and Prestige models.
Topics: 18 Posts: 212
18 212
Saber infrared gas grills.
Topics: 1 Posts: 5
1 5
Weber gas grills, such as Summit, Genesis, Spirit, and Weber Q portable.
Topics: 147 Posts: 2,067
147 2,067
Other Gas Grills And Misc.
For discussion of other gas grill/smoker brands, or general cross-brand discussion.
Topics: 153 Posts: 2,380
153 2,380
Gas Smokers
Camp Chef
Camp Chef gas smoker, any models.
Topics: 46 Posts: 534
46 534
by fzxdoc
Char-Broil gas smokers, any model.
Topics: 3 Posts: 12
3 12
by Huskee
Masterbuilt gas smokers, any model.
Topics: 22 Posts: 206
22 206
Meadow Creek
Meadow Creek gas smokers and pig roasters.
Topics: 1 Posts: 4
1 4
by clb239
Smoke Hollow
Smoke Hollow gas smokers, any model.
Topics: 2 Posts: 29
2 29
Other Gas Smokers And Misc.
Any other gas smoker brands not listed above, or for general or cross-brand gas smoker discussion.
Topics: 15 Posts: 119
15 119
Log Burners
Horizon Smokers
Horizon standard flow log-burning offset smokers.
Topics: 17 Posts: 444
Last Post: Why Not????
17 444
Jambo Smokers
Jambo standard flow log-burning offset smokers.
Topics: 2 Posts: 54
2 54
Karubecue (KBQ)
A.K.A. the "KBQ".
Topics: 116 Posts: 7,580
Last Post: KBQ Roll Call
116 7,580
by JGrana
Klose offset wood-burning smokers
Topics: 2 Posts: 32
2 32
Lang reverse flow log-burning offset smokers and wood grills.
Topics: 37 Posts: 619
Last Post: High Heat Paint
37 619
Lone Star Grillz
Lone Star Grillz standard flow offset log-burning smokers.
Topics: 50 Posts: 1,270
50 1,270
Topics: 21 Posts: 322
Last Post: Santa Maria style
21 322
Oklahoma Joe
Oklahoma Joe offset wood burners, like Highland or Longhorn models, etc .
Topics: 32 Posts: 604
32 604
The Good One
"The Good One" brand log and charcoal smokers, such as the Open Range and Marshall.
Topics: 14 Posts: 459
14 459
by 70monte
Yoder Smokers
Yoder standard flow log-burning offset smokers.
Topics: 14 Posts: 238
14 238
Other Log Burner Smokers & Misc.
For log-burning smoker brands not listed above, or other general cross-brand wood burning discussion, advice, tips, etc.
Topics: 261 Posts: 5,804
261 5,804
Pellet Cookers
Topics: 7 Posts: 161
7 161
Old Glory
Camp Chef
Camp Chef pellet cookers.
Topics: 26 Posts: 349
26 349
by plaak
Green Mountain Grills
Green Mountain Grills pellet cookers, such as Daniel Boone and Jim Bowie models, etc.
Topics: 15 Posts: 185
Last Post: Grease bucket issue
15 185
by Redwng
Grilla Grills
Grilla Grills pellet cookers, such as the Original round Grilla and Silverbac models.
Topics: 38 Posts: 660
38 660
Topics: 2 Posts: 66
2 66
MAK Grills
MAK pellet cookers, such as their One-Star, Two-Star or Three-Star models.
Topics: 28 Posts: 640
28 640
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0 0
recteq (Formerly "REC TEC")
recteq (formerly "REC TEC") pellet cookers.
Topics: 80 Posts: 1,342
80 1,342
Traeger pellet cookers.
Topics: 37 Posts: 496
37 496
Topics: 53 Posts: 1,502
53 1,502
Yoder pellet cookers only. For Yoder log burners, please see the Log Burners channel.
Topics: 26 Posts: 449
26 449
Other Pellet Cookers And Misc.
For discussion of other brands of pellet cookers not listed above, or general cross-brand pellet cooker discussion. For discussion of pellets themselves, please see the Fuels Discussion channel.
Topics: 534 Posts: 10,050
534 10,050
Multi-Fuel and Other Misc. Grills and Smokers
Multi-Fuel and Other Misc. Grills and Smokers
Use this for anything that spans multiple types of cookers, such as "Help me decide between..." or "Which is better, pellets or gas?" Please do not use this for specific cooker types or fuel types.
Topics: 148 Posts: 3,750
148 3,750
Santa Maria & Argentinian Grills And Braais
Open-style wood burning adjustable height grills such as Engelbrecht, Lone Star Grillz, and others.
Topics: 37 Posts: 977
Last Post: Wow! I Want...
37 977
by ecowper
Engelbrecht (8/299)
Home-Built Smokers And Refurbs
Here is where you can show off your latest smoker build, grill or smoker refurb project, or ask questions & take notes from those who've tackled such jobs.
Topics: 135 Posts: 3,072
Last Post: Got a rocket stove
135 3,072
Electric Grills And Smokers
Electric Grills And Smokers
For discussion of all brands of electric grills and/or smokers.
Topics: 139 Posts: 2,224
139 2,224
Old Glory
Pizza Ovens
Pizza Ovens
Discuss any standalone pizza oven here, all fuels.
Topics: 36 Posts: 582
36 582
by tlzim
Outdoor Kitchens
Patios, Outdoor Kitchens, & Fuel Storage
Show off your outdoor patios, kitchens, built-ins, or your wood piles & other fuel storage areas. Ask questions and take notes from those who've shared theirs.
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86 2,500

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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

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

the good one grill
The Good-One Open Range is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. 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

Griddle And Deep Fryer In One

Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker
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!

Click here to read our detailed review and to order

The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker
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 because temperature control is so much easier.

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

The Undisputed Champion!

The Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 is considered by the pros, and our team, to be the single best instant read thermometer. The MK4 includes features that are common on high-end instruments: automatic backlight and rotating display. Don't accept cheap substitutes.

Click here to read our comprehensive Platinum Medal review

Grilla Pellet Smoker proves good things come in small packages

Grilla pellet smoker
We always liked Grilla. The small 31.5" x 29.5" footprint makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, as on a condo patio.

Click here for our review on this unique smoker

Delta by Nuke,
Stylish and Affordable
Gaucho Grill

Weber Genesis Grill
Delta by Nuke burns wood or charcoal and comes with an adjustable height grill grate. This Argentinian grill will get your flame on!

Click here to read our complete review

Genesis II E-335
A Versatile Gasser That Does It All!

Weber Genesis Grill
Webers? Genesis line has long been one of the most popular choices for gas grillers. The new Genesis II E-335 offers solid performance, a sear burner for sizzling heat and an excellent warranty.

Click here to read our complete review

GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

grill grates
GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily rmoved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.

Click here for more about what makes these grates so special

Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

PK 360 grill
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 beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

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Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

kareubequ bbq 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
This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making 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

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 to read our complete review

Track Up To Six Temperatures At Once

Grilla pellet smoker
FireBoard Drive 2 is an updated version of a well-received product that sets the standard for performance and functionality in the wireless food thermometer/thermostatic controller class.

Click here for our review of this unique device

The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

NK-22-Ck Grill
Napoleon's 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

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