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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


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


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.


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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


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


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


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

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    How to Post a Link

    This tutorial will help show you how to put a link (or hyperlink) inside a post. More importantly it will show you how to make a word or a sentence within your post become the link, instead of posting a long link in the traditional copy & paste manner.

    If you do not know what a link is, it is a clickable shortcut to another website, or for instance another article here at The Pit or a recipe at Amazing Ribs. Anything you need to reference can be placed as a link as a convenience to those reading your post. As always, please keep the guidelines of The Pit in mind when deciding what to link to.

    The following pictures will walk you through the process.
    Note that the text explaining each picture is on top of the picture.

    To begin, open up the Advanced Editor on the comment window. This is the "A" on the upper-right of the reply window (red arrow). The advanced editor also will allow you to change things such as font size, type, and to add bold or italics as well. You can also post videos through the Advanced Editor, but that is a subject for another tutorial!

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    You can finish typing out your reply until you're finished. You may also type your post and the open the Advanced Editor, the order here doesn't matter. You can see I have typed out some sample text here.

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    After you have decided which sentence you want to make the active link, you need to highlight it.

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    After you've done this, you can then click the "Link" button in the Advanced Editor (red arrow & circle).

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    You will then see this popup.

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    In the box labeled URL is where you paste your target link, or the website you want to link people to.

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    If you know how to copy or save a target link, you can skip these nest couple pictures.

    Find the website you want to link. (You really should open up a new tab or a new window to do this. If you navigate away from the page on The Pit where you're currently at while making this post, you may lose all of your progress and have to start over. If this happens, do not fear. Simply pour another shot of whiskey or glass of wine and start over)

    Here I am linking to Meathead's Burger Glop recipe. I open a new tab, go to either AmazingRibs.com or The Pit, and search for it. When I find the correct page in the search results, I go to it. Once there you can simply highlight the URL, or web address, in the address box. Right click and then "Copy".

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    Another method is to find the search result and right click on IT (the link you want) instead of going to the page itself and click "Copy link location". This works the same and is often quicker depending on your computer skills.

    Then paste this copied link or URL (web address) into the URL box from the above pic as shown here. the URL box will be filled with the address you copied, sometimes it is a very long string of nonsensical letters and numbers as you can see here. This is the actual link to Meathead's Burger Glop recipe page, and what it looks like when posted:

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    Click OK. You are taken back to your post, and the word or sentence that you initially highlighted to become the link will now be underlined and blue. This tells you the setup worked.

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    If you forget to highlight a word or sentence in your post FIRST, when you click OK to setup the link, it will simply place the full link into your post as you see here:

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    If you set it up correctly, once you post your reply or your topic, the link you made will become red (as you see below). The red word or sentence is now a clickable link for everyone who reads your post.

    Job well done!

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    If you need further help, comment below and we'll try to help as soon as we can.
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    lschweigHawkerXP

    Try typing "@" (without the double-quotes) then their name. Example (don't use the brackets; I only did that to keep it from converting to a name): [@lschweig].

    If their name has a space in it you'll need to enclose their name in double quotes: Example (don't use the brackets; I only did that to keep it from converting to a name): [@"john doe"].

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      Or just type @ then the first few letters, and often, depending on your browser, the list of similar names will pop up, then you can select the name from the list if there's a list. If there's only one name that matches then it's easier. lschweig HawkerXP

      If the username has a space in it you can select it from the list, which makes it easier.

      See pic

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