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Meat-Up in Memphis

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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.



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


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


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


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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    Jerod Broussard, here

    Jerod Broussard comments moderator checking in....

    ~~I am from southwest Louisiana. Grew up near the Duck Capital of America, Gueydan, La. Stuttgart, Arkansas is the Duck Capital of the World, if anyone needs that clarification. The dot on the map I grew up on is Riceville, La., and I just happened to grow up on a rice farm, in Riceville, La. Go figure. My dad barbequed just about everything; sheep, deer, beef, chicken, pork, etc….

    I loved feeding and messing with my grandfather’s animals (especially the cattle) so much, I went on to get a degree in Animal Science from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La. I waited on tables for 4 years and 8 months in two different restaurants to get through college, and a little beyond.
    I’ve been in east Texas since 2001, the town of Center since 2003. I’ve been employed by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service since 2002.

    Luckily I found amazingribs.com before my cheap offset cooled off from the first cook. I was cooking with mesquite chunks soaked in water, immediately before being thrown into the firebox. Looking back I can’t tell if I was trying to start a fire or put one out. My poor heat indicator on the lid kept getting pegged back and forth. I think it just settled in the middle and quit. Unsurprisingly the meatloaf had the best bark I have ever seen. 500 degree temperatures will do that. Sad thing is, I figured I might not being doing things right based on the cost of the wood chunks for this one cook. I figured there had to a better way than spending $30+ on fuel for just one cook. My cheap offset has been modified to a reverse flow and gas. My main go to cooker is the Pit Barrel Cooker.

    I enjoy hunting, most the time. I’ve been bowhunting since 1993. I grew up hunting ducks, however, once I started hunting deer in high school, I forgot about the ducks. Between the wild hogs and the deer here in east Texas, I have all the hunting opportunities I need. I just recently built a homemade paper tuner out of 3/4" PVC pipe, and tuned up my new rest on my bow. You shoot through paper, and let the tear in the paper made by the arrow tell you which way the arrow rest needs to be adjusted, if any. Took two shots to get the perfect hole. I worked in an archery shop for 6 years, been working on my own bows and arrows for about 10 years.
    Last edited by Jerod Broussard; June 20th, 2014, 08:25 PM.

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    cleaning up a bit....
    Last edited by Jerod Broussard; August 3rd, 2014, 03:00 PM.


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      I like your story. How much wild hog/boar do you cook? I'm not a hunter (love to fish), but I guess we have our fair share of wild boar in certain parts of the province and I could probably get my hands on some. My brother-in-law and some of my friends like to hunt, so once in a while we get some deer, elk or moose. I cooked up an elk roast (forget the cut) and used the big bad beef rub. just used the oven in the house though. It was still tasty, but I want another chance so I can use my smoker. If you ever want to come hunting up here, let me know.


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        Been a year or so since I got one to eat. I shot two last year but they were both 200-210 and stunk the high heaven.

        If I can get one under 150 or a sow that is not in heat, we are good to go.

        I BBQ'd some a couple years ago. Just cut some pieces off the hindquarters. Marinated in BBQ sauce and Italian dressing. Wife still talks about that stuff.

        I should go this Saturday morning since I know I will be working next Saturday. I really want to try hanging a hindquarter in the Pit Barrel.

        If you ever want to come hunting up here, let me know.
        Chrud, where were you 4 years ago???!!!

        When I was still single.....

        Thanks for the invite.

        Last edited by Jerod Broussard; August 14th, 2014, 04:38 PM.


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          Thank you for your expertise and wit. I appreciate all the comments, suggestions and information you have given me this past month, even the stupid questions. Thank You.


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            I've yet to see one stupid question. Must be my glasses.

            Glad to help....funnest part of the gig.

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          Ditto that, for me as well. I've been picking Jerod's brain here (started before The Pit came into being) for 16 months! What an inspiration you are, Jerod Broussard , especially when I smoke briskets. I still remember the burned-out PBC footprint in the grass in the yard at your former house. That photo still makes me grin, because I wondered how you justified that yard boo-boo to your wife.



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            Good to know Jerod! I'd hated to think that the PBC had landed you in the doghouse. After all you've got a lot of briskets to cook!

            Jerod Broussard

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          • mackdaddy
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            Rats, I thought that of Jerod's was going to be a bobo that was bigger than mine. First time I used a charcoal starter I sat it on the floor of my wood deck and wondered why the deck was smoking. The round burnt spot is still there. Where's the pic? Would love to see it.
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