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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.

 


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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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  • Top | #16
    Just get your Hot Guts, cook ‘em, eat ‘em and all your pain will go away. Them some good sausages!!!

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    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      gcdmd Thanks, Doc!
      Tryin to maintain at least a toehold in what passes fer reality, nowadays...

      Besides, wouldn't it be an embarrasin moment, if nobody could tell th difference?

    • Willy
      Willy commented
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      What exactly is the origin/derivation of the term "hot guts"? Are hot guts any more "gutty" than any other sausage? Than menudo?

    • Troutman
      Troutman commented
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      It’s slang for hot German sausages originating in Elgin, Texas. Quite tasty.

  • Top | #17
    Bones, if you can, I recommend picking up the shipment in the AM at UPS/FedEx. Just ask 'em (easy online) to hold the shipment for pickup. Be careful, sometimes a particular facility, like a UPS retail store, can't do that until the NEXT day cuz they don't receive the actual shipments, but must wait for the delivery truck to drop the package off at day's end--AFTER its deliveries. Pat attention to your pick-up date!

    A bit of a pain, I know, but it increases your odds of getting cold meat. With USPS, the option isn't available best I know.

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    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Have done before, an appreciate yer input, Brother...
      BUT, I personally feel that when payin Premium prices fer a meat product, havin it packaged, an shipped so that it arrives safely is a very reasonable minimum expectation...
      If sellers/shippers cain't make this happen, then they should, perhaps, choose another vocation...

    • Willy
      Willy commented
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      Mr. Bones I agree with your sentiments 100%...except...the difference between a "perfect world" and the real world is that, when I am counting on something edible to arrive in a timely manner and still be edible, I can violate perfection for reality. Two Crowd Cow shipments arriving at 65°F disappointed me enough that I did the early AM (third) pickup myself. OTOH, no more Crowd Cow summer orders for me. ;«)

    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Reckon they'll git here safe, this time, or otherwise...

  • Top | #18
    Must be somethin in the water brother! Aaaaannnnd not to mention that Goldbelly is pricey (to my pockets says the guy with 9 grills/smokers!!) Every time I look at their price list for items and shipping.. Have you received your order in a timely fashion this time? Was it wrapped in gold? Did they send someone in the box to heat it up for ya?
    So many expensive questions and not enough time..

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    • Top | #19
      Mr. Bones Did you ever get your second batch?

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      • Top | #20
        I did the same order about 10 days ago and they arrived within 2 days of shipping and as cold as they needed to be. However, I'm a little disappointed in the product. They're "OK", but nothing special. I ordered hot links, but what I received is kind of bland and not hot at all. Not sure if they misshipped or if Texas hot links are not really hot. What do you think texastweeter

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        • texastweeter
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          Doc's are very mild hotlinks by comparison to others. I usually dunk in their hot sauce (don't know if they shipped any) and then grill till the outsides are crispy. Serve with more hot sauce and saltines. If your looking for more burn, I can reckoned some others.

        • CaptainMike
          CaptainMike commented
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          texastweeter they did send a bottle of their hot sauce, which is pretty good, but I didn't realize that was part of the process. I'll experiment further. And yes, I'd like to hear some of your recommendations.

        • CaptainMike
          CaptainMike commented
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          Okay, follow-up: For lunch I did as texastweeter suggested with a waaaay better outcome. Might have even overdid it a bit. I had an intervening email exchange with Goldbelly and suggested that Doc's include a "cooking instructions" sheet or something with their shipments. You don't know what you don't know. And Goldbelly.com was very responsive. Not cheap, but very good if you're looking to try something "authentic" from a different part of the country
          Last edited by CaptainMike; June 13th, 2019, 04:16 PM.

      • Top | #21
        Yup, in answer to yalls question; they did ship out a replacement order...it arrived Wed, an temped out from 42.1° to 55.7°, upon my openin it up...
        Timcee NapMaster

        I'll provide more details, later...busy week, an beddy bye bourbon time, here.

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        • MBMorgan
          MBMorgan commented
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          Uh ... seems like a good time to have a frank discussion with them of the “otherwise” sort ... cut your losses and find yourself a more reliable purveyor of mail order proteins. Sorry you had to go through this, Bonesy ... 🤨👎🏿 ...

        • Mr. Bones
          Mr. Bones commented
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          MBMorgan Yup, I agree...I've ordered from several other mail order providers, who've always gotten my products here in a safe, reliable fashion...these folks (Goldbelly) need to up their game, or find a new one...

        • Timcee
          Timcee commented
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          Mr. Bones .. not to mention they are on the high end price wise... A game upping is indeed in need!
          Glad you got the shipping and looking forward to details!

      • Top | #22
        It's so difficult to buy / ship fresh foods during the summer months. Too much variability in the logistics situation.

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        • Top | #23
          Glad you finally got some satisfactory product.

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