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Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

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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'.

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Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

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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!

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The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

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With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, this is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.

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If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

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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.

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The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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    How to View & Send Private Messages (PMs)

    You’ll be alerted to new messages or alerts waiting in your Message Center by a red number in the very top-right of your screen, up by your username. The number of new messages and/or alerts will display. If there are no new messages or alerts waiting for your attention, there will be no number. In either case, you may access your Message Center page by clicking the Messages menu tab in the top-right near your username.

    How to open & view a PM from another member:

    From inside your Message Center, PMs received (if any) will show at the top of your list, in what’s called the “Inbox Preview”, signified by a blue background. You’ll see who the message is from, the message subject in bold red font, and the first line of that message. To view more of the message, you may click the red SEE MORE text, but you cannot reply to it from here, this is merely a preview pane. To access this message and reply to it click the red, bold subject text of the message to access it fully in your Inbox. From here you can reply.

    Messages received and sent by you will show up here in a conversation string, in a similar fashion to regular forum messages in The Pit. At any time within your Message Center you may access past (old) PMs received by clicking "Inbox" in the left sidebar. Once a message is deleted, it will no longer show up in the Inbox folder.

    How to send a PM (private message) to another member:

    Private messaging works very similar to standard email, except that it only works within The Pit. You must log in to The Pit to view PMs sent to you and to send PMs to other Pit members. To send a PM to another member you can use one of two methods:

    1. Click that member’s name. Then from their profile page, click the grey Private Message button. Enter a subject in the “Enter subject” box (required), and your message in the “Write something” box. To send this message, click the red Post button (just like posting in The Pit). The user will be notified that they have a message, and this message will show up in your “Sent Items” folder in the options in the left sidebar.

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    2. Access your Message Center page by clicking the Messages tab in the very top red menu bar in the top-right of your screen, up near your username. (Here is where you’ll be alerted to any new messages you may have in your Message Center by a red number if there are messages waiting for you attention...see above).

    In the first box beneath the words “New Message”, enter your message recipient(s). You must type the member’s username exactly as it is in the system. For instance, “Pit Boss” is different from “Pitboss”, and these may be two different people. Be sure to type the member whom you’re trying to reach exactly as their username is in the system. As you begin typing, you may see a pop-up box with names similar to what you’re typing. The more you type, the narrow and more specific these pop-up results become. You may select a name from the pop-up or finish typing it. Hit Enter to finalize the recipient. Once the system accepts the recipient, their username will have a blue “x” next to it. This means you have entered the member’s username correctly and the message will be sent to this person. The “x” can be clicked to remove this recipient. You may enter multiple recipients to a single PM, in the same way you would a regular email system. Please note however, there is no BCC option in The Pit’s PM system. All recipients can see the other recipients to a message.

    Enter a subject in the “Enter subject” box (required), and your message in the “Write something” box. To send this message, click the red Post button. The user will be notified that they have a message, and this message will show up in your “Sent Items” folder in the options in the left sidebar.
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