This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.


No announcement yet.


  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts


    On my second summer with a pellet grill and trying new stuff as often as I can. I've been very impressed by this site so I'm giving the full version a go. I live in the frozen North and just put up a gazebo so I can smoke throughout the winter too.

    Welcome also from the frozen north. (WI). I got an insulated blanket for my pellet cooker to cook year round too. Really helps with temp control and pellet consumption. I have a Recteq and they offer a sewn to fit blanket. Not sure what you have but worth a thought anyway. Smoke on!


    Welcome to the Pit!


      Welcome from the humid south


        Welcome from sweltering south Texas! Glad you’re here!


          Frigid Huntington Beach welcomes you.


          • Mr. Bones
            Mr. Bones commented
            Editing a comment

          Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!


            Welcome to The Pit.


              Lemme see, if’n ya was from Alaska ya wouldn’t be alone & ya woulda said so emphatically. Same with Manitoba & BC. Meeshigan, well ya woulda referred to a part of a mitten Or the glorious U.P. Wisconsin, there woulda been a reference to the Frozen Tundra & there hasn’t been any reports of gazebos in the Dakotas. That leaves us with Minnesota, which seems to be overrun with Pit members, much to our benefit. What is it, MN? Welcome, eat good and have fun!


              • Mr. Bones
                Mr. Bones commented
                Editing a comment
                Well asked, My Beloved Brother! LOL

              • DontWinFriendsWithSalad
                DontWinFriendsWithSalad commented
                Editing a comment
                Nah, Ontario, Canada. Interesting deductions, though, and thanks for the welcome!

              • FireMan
                FireMan commented
                Editing a comment
                Where I growed up ya had to go south to Ontario. 🕶

              Welcome from Chicagoland!

              Great user name!

              I smoke year-end in the Chicago winters, which can be pretty brutal at times. I second the suggestion of an insulated blanket for your smoker. Although, I will add that I had a Pit Barrel Cooker for years, and never felt the need for a blanket, as it just chugged through the winters with few issues.


                Welcome aboard from Virginia Beach.


                  Welcome from the California Delta.



                    Welcome to the pit. Love the handle!



                      Welcome from Colorado ...


                        Welcome to the pit, enjoy the Wikipedia of BBQ



                        No announcement yet.
                        Rubs Promo


                        These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

                        These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

                        Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

                        A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs

                        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 because temperature control is so much easier.

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

                        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 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

                        Click here to order directly and get an exclusive AmazingRibs.com deal

                        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

                        The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

                        Napoleon’s 22″ Pro Cart 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 22″ Pro Cart a viable alternative.

                        Click here for more about what makes this grill special


                        Comprehensive Temperature Magnet With 80+ Important Temps

                        Amazingribs.com temperature magnet
                        Winner of the National BBQ Association’s product of the year award. This 8.5″ x 11″ magnet contains more that 80 benchmark temperatures for meats (both USDA recommended temps as well as the temps chefs recommend), fats and oils, sugars, sous vide, eggs, collagens, wood combustion, breads, and more. Although it is not certified as all-weather, we have tested it outdoors in Chicago weather and it has not delaminated in three years, but there is minor fading.

                        Click here to order.

                        GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The InfraredZone

                        GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily 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.

                        Click here for more about what makes these grates so special

                        The Efficiency Of A Kamado Plus The Flexibility Of The Slow ‘N Sear Insert

                        kamado grill
                        Built around SnS Grill’s patented Slow ‘N Sear charcoal kettle accessory, this 22-inch kamado is a premium ceramic grill that brings true 2-zone cooking to a kamado.

                        Click here for our article on this exciting cooker