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Some Of Our Favorite
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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.

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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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  • Lightfighter214
    Trial Member
    • Jul 2019
    • 4

    Top | #1

    Western Wi

    Hello all. Love in western wi (way claire) Been smoking and grilling for years.

    Early 20s had an electric masterbuilt.

    I have started a mini grill and smoker collection.

    ​​​​​​I have a pk 360, cheaper pitt boss pellet grill, wsm 18, and recently just got a karbeque.

    I debated between stick burners and a karbeque for months. Wound up going with a karbeque because of my experiences smoking up north in the winter. Basically, I noticed when running a wsm and cheaper stick burners in the wisconsin winters that they would draw a lot more smoker and flavor when it was cold. The karbeque had the convection which constantly draw the smoke. Used it once and have been disappointed.
  • RonB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 10863
    • Near Richmond VA
    • Weber Performer Deluxe
      SNS
      Pizza insert
      Rotisserie
      Smokenator 1000
      Cookshack Smokette Elite
      2 Thermapens
      Chefalarm
      Dot
      lots of probes.
      CyberQ

    Top | #2
    Welcome to The Pit.

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    • Mr. Bones
      Birthday Hat Master
      • Sep 2016
      • 8123
      • Kansas Territory
      • Grills / Smokers
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        Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
        Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
        Oklahoma Joe Highland, gaskets, LavaLock baffle / tuning plate. 'Big Joe'
        Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
        Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
        Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
        Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
        Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
        Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
        Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
        Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

        Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
        Weber "H" Code 18.5" WSM '86 ($75 CL)
        Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

        Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
        Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
        Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
        Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
        Weber SJG M Code 'Lil Traveller'
        Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
        (Lime Green)
        Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
        Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!



        Thermometers:
        *********************************************
        Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
        Maverick ET-732, (Black)
        Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
        ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
        Blue ThermaPen Mk4
        Orange Thermapen Mk4
        Pink Thermapen Mk4
        ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
        ThermoWorks Smoke
        ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
        4 Pro Series cable extensions
        Smoke Gateway

        Accessories:
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        2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
        BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
        Warming shelf
        MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale
        Backyard Grill marinade injector
        Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
        Bear Paws
        Meat Rakes
        BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



        Cookware:
        Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
        G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
        '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
        60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
        50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
        Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
        Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

        Cutlery, etc.:
        Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
        Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
        Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
        Multiple steels, from all over the planet
        Crock sticks
        Diamond stones, various
        Lansky Sharpening System

        Tableware
        Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
        Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
        Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

      Top | #3
      Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!

      Sounds like ya have a nice selection of cookers, lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

      Haven't experienced yer cold weather WSM/stickburner thing, was kinda hopin ya'd elaborate, at some later point...

      I don't have a KBQ, but there are many accomplished owners here, reckon we can git it all figgered out, together! (Winter's a comin)...
      Last edited by Mr. Bones; August 6th, 2019, 09:09 PM.

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      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
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        Okay, cool! I so totally was drawin th inverse, from yer post, an was all like: my cookers love it best when it's COLD!!!

        Thanks fer clearin up my mystifications, Brother!

      • Lightfighter214
        Lightfighter214 commented
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        anytime, i was pretty tired and typed that from a tablet...should have typed it better lol

      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
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        anytime, i was pretty tired and typed that from a tablet...should have typed it better lol
        No worries; wasn't heatin yer feet, or summat...jus wantin detail as to yer dilemna, so's we can be nore heplful...
    • Richard Chrz
      Club Member
      • Mar 2019
      • 512
      • La Crosse, Wi

      Top | #4
      Welcome to the pit from La Crosse Wi, Just south of ya by an hour.

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      • FireMan
        Charter Member
        • Jul 2015
        • 6681
        • Bottom of Winnebago

        Top | #5
        Good! Another cold weather cooker. Welcome, eat good & have fun!

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        • mountainsmoker
          Club Member
          • Jun 2019
          • 1279
          • Bryson City, NC

          Top | #6
          Welcome from the mountains of NC. There are quite a few KBC folks on here. Maybe some of them will see your post and help you out.

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          • SmokingSteve
            Club Member
            • Jun 2018
            • 230
            • Mesa Arizona
            • SmokingSteve

            Top | #7
            Welcome! Glad you made it! Looking forward to hearing about the cooks you do! Around here we like grilling our chops, not busting yours. If there is any such thing as a silly question I figure I have already cornered the market. So you go right ahead and ask anything you want, we're all friendly.

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            • ofelles
              Club Member
              • Jun 2018
              • 731
              • Brentwood CA
              • Yoder YS640 on Comp cart
                Klose Charcoal Grill
                VacMaster Pro 380 sealer
                Maverick ET-733
                Maverick PT-75
                Thermoworks Signal
                Thermoworks Dot

              Top | #8
              Welcome from the California Delta.

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              • DavidNorcross
                Club Member
                • Nov 2017
                • 556
                • Virginia
                • Rec Tec RT-680
                  Coleman RoadTrip LXX
                  Javelin Pro Duo
                  More Cast Iron than I care to admit

                Top | #9
                Welcome from Virginia!

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                • Skip
                  Founding Member
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 2389
                  • Blue Earth, Minnesota
                  • Memphis Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates

                  Top | #10
                  Welcome neighbor, from Minnesota. Enjoy The Pit.

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                  • RustyHaines
                    Club Member
                    • Sep 2017
                    • 531
                    • Madison, WI

                    Top | #11
                    Welcome to The Pit from Madison WI

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                    • SullysSassySauce
                      Club Member
                      • Mar 2019
                      • 33
                      • Eau Claire Wisconsin

                      Top | #12
                      Welcome to the pit my fellow Wisconsinite from Eau Claire , WI

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                      • ComfortablyNumb
                        Club Member
                        • May 2017
                        • 2564
                        • Northeast Washington
                        • KBQ C-60
                          PK360
                          Thermoworks Smoke
                          Thermoworks Thermopop
                          Thermoworks Dot

                        Top | #13
                        Welcome to the Pit from the Okanogan Valley of Washington state. Along with tips, techniques, and recipes about BBQ we have a lot of fun.

                        If you like music, go to this thread to hear what others are listening to and share what you like.

                        For jokes, go to this thread.

                        Go to this thread to post where you work and what your hobbies are and get to know other members here.

                        I also own a KBQ and a PK360, very happy with both. I wouldn't judge the KBQ on one use, usually there is learning curve on anything. Bill Karau is the most customer service oriented individual I've ever talked to, don't hesitate to call him. There are a few threads here that you should also read:

                        https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...-maiden-voyage

                        https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...bq-the-poppets

                        https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...q-~-has-landed

                        All threads for KBQ can be found in the KBQ sub-forum: https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo.../karubecue-kbq

                        Also, answer the roll call: https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...-kbq-roll-call

                        And please share some pics with your coozie: https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...-kbq-tradition


                        We are happy to have you along and looking forward to your participation.

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                        • klflowers
                          Club Member
                          • Sep 2015
                          • 1975
                          • Tennessee

                          Top | #14
                          Welcome from TN. This thread about the kbq May help you out:
                          https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...q-~-has-landed

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                          • ComfortablyNumb
                            Club Member
                            • May 2017
                            • 2564
                            • Northeast Washington
                            • KBQ C-60
                              PK360
                              Thermoworks Smoke
                              Thermoworks Thermopop
                              Thermoworks Dot

                            Top | #15
                            Welcome to the Pit from the Okanogan Valley of Washington state. Along with tips, techniques, and recipes about BBQ we have a lot of fun.

                            If you like music, go to this thread to hear what others are listening to and share what you like.

                            For jokes, go to this thread.

                            Go to this thread to post where you work and what your hobbies are and get to know other members here.

                            I too own a KBQ and a PK360. I would judge the KBQ on just one use, there is a learning curve with anything. First, Bill Karau is the most customer service oriented person I've talked to, he'd welcome your contact anytime. Also, there are several threads in the KBQ forum that would benefit you. The 'Maiden Voyage' and 'Poppets' are instructive. The 'Landed' has scores of examples of fine cooks. Find other KBQ owners and register at the 'Roll Call'. And please participate in the 'Tradition'.


                            We are happy to have you along and looking forward to your participation.

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