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Order men's and women's T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Aprons, Mugs, Caps, Tote Bags, Flasks, and more, all imprinted with the Pitmaster Club logo. There's even a spiral bound journal where you can make notes on your cooks.

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This beautifully embroidered shirt is the same one Meathead wears in public and on TV. It's wash and wear and doesn't need ironing (really!), but it is a soft cottonlike feel. Choice of four colors and both men's and women's.

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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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  • PNWGreg
    started a topic Justify My Number of Cookers

    Justify My Number of Cookers

    Okay, I’ve a Weber Genesis 3 burner (lateral) from circa 2005 and a 2018 GMG Daniel Boone smoker.
    What else do I need?
    If I need something else, how do I justify it to the missus???
    Thanks for any advice/help!!!

  • wu7y
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    Yeah. After 53 years of wedded bliss one would think I should have known better but it was too good of an opportunity to pass up. Main problem in my life is that my sense of humor often gets in the road of my good sense. Was something of a problem in my 20 years as a criminal court trial judge. I wouldn't trade it for anything but it was a character building experience.

  • klflowers
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    The smile always gets you

  • Mr. Bones
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    Glad to hear that yer prospects of recovery are favourable, Brother...
    Even, upon th rare occasion that it jus might happen, NEVER gloat, if'n ya should happen, by some strange, delusional trickery of th Gods, to win...
    Also, I cannot, with a clear conscience, advocate tellin any SWMBO that th deck is actually quite open, space-wise, when they aren't out there...
    Decidedly, DON'T Do THAT, either.
    At least, til yer walkin's better, an th stitches have well healed over...

  • Mr. Bones
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    Why, I would never collect, much less hoard vintage MC s, parts, etc.
    That would likely constitute some fashion of a disorder, now wouldn't it?
    Much akin to collectin / hoardin vintage guitars / amps/ mics / effects, etc.
    (Which, of course, natch, I would never do, neither)

  • wu7y
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    A very interesting thread, this. I have five, count them, five cookers (on my deck) - six if you count the Weber Q in my shed which is getting really lonely. They are a somewhat elderly Members Mark three burner gasser which gets used now only when I want to do a rotisserie cook, a Weber Q which is larger than the shed bound Q, a Weber 22" and 18" Smokey Joe, and a GMG DC. Every time I suggested we needed another grill SWMBO rolls her eyes and just shakes her head. When I remind her about the four, count them, four different sewing machines in her sewing room she begins but never quite succeeds to look sheepish.

    Last week we had a couple over for dinner and I had already planned the cook. Three of us became a committee which did not include me. By the time the committee decided what we were going to serve it was clear my plan was history. Bottom line was I had three of the five cookers on my deck going at once. The grilling gods were good to me that day - everything got done at the same time and within 5 minutes of the scheduled dinner time.

    SWMBO opined this past weekend that the deck was still crowded and now that the weather was improving we should do something about it. I said yes it is a bit cramped but so is your sewing room. When she asked me what that had to do with it I asked her if she could use three of her four sewing machines at the same time. And smiled.

    The doctor told me that I get the stitches out next week but I may be walking with a limp for most of the rest of the summer.

    I think the smiling was my mistake.

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  • klflowers
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    I tried that out, Mr. Bones. It didn't work as well as I thought it would. Well, actually, it didn't work at all.

  • FireMan
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    See, a little lapse in memory my friend. It’s not the pants, it’s the feet, the feet. Kindness, Love, the feet! 🕶

  • rwalters
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    I guess I am fortunate in that my wife, up to this point, has tolerated my love for outdoor cooking and the equipment purchases that result from it. That said, the other day I was joking with her, reminding her of who “wears the pants in the family”... she quickly reminded me of who takes off my pants. Needless to say, I backed down real fast... lol.

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  • rwalters
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    Originally posted by Surly Viking View Post
    I have not gotten a new rig yet, but spent over $200 in the last two weeks since reading Meathead's book. I had no idea I needed some of these gadgets to cook better. Anyways, when the amazon box arrives with the newest thing I need, I remind her that it is cheaper than the motorcycles I used to buy. Works so far, we will see how upset she gets when I finally pull the trigger on a Big Joe...
    Going from an Amazon box to a BigJOE... man, you don’t mess around... lol. Don’t feel bad, prior to 2017, I had 2 BigJOE’s a Classic and a Joe Jr.

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  • Surly Viking
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    I have not gotten a new rig yet, but spent over $200 in the last two weeks since reading Meathead's book. I had no idea I needed some of these gadgets to cook better. Anyways, when the amazon box arrives with the newest thing I need, I remind her that it is cheaper than the motorcycles I used to buy. Works so far, we will see how upset she gets when I finally pull the trigger on a Big Joe...

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  • FireMan
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    In the ongoing saga of the justifyin thing & to whom you are justifyin, how many pair of shoes does the little missus have. Why? Now what comes out of your understanding is that “her feet look mighty fine in those shoes, yessir, real nice & purdy like, yup, in all of em, every last one of them.” “Now honey, I just couldn’t picture yer beeautiful feet in just 2 or 4 pair a shoes.”
    Then ya tell her about yer buddy & needin more than two saws, it’s sorta like “your feet”, to do a job of beauty he needs more two saws, just like your things of beauty need more than two pair. “
    BTW honey, I would like to prepare this special meal for ya, & in order to cook this (pick a nice piece of meat) I need this different cooker to compliment my equipment, cuz it does a superior job in cooking ___ “ . Then sew up the deal! 🕶

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  • smokin fool
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    My buddy has 9 cars, vintage and modern.
    Also has 7 boats, vintage and modern.
    This of course varies depending on his mood and/or lust for one thing or another.
    So compared to others a coupla hundred bucks for another BBQ ain't such a bad thing.

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  • RickyBobby
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    I’m no doctor....... but this sounds like a very advanced case of MCS........ you say cautionary tale, but to me, it’s more inspirational!

  • troymeister
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    Exact same thing as klflowers said. But seriously, the kettle SnS combo can't be beat.

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