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  • Jim Rust
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 3

    #31
    I talked to Dave about my pick. I really did not understand what the Cyber Q did. Dave explained it to me. It became clear that it was not applicable for my current smoker. There was no way I could install it into my basic smoker. So I took the opportunity to ask Dave about the pellet smoker which I also liked but did not understand how it worked. After Dave explained it to me it became clear it was the for better choice for me, so I changed my pick to the pellet smoker. As a novice it, it is comforting to know there is help here so I can make better decisions.



    are there to help me make better decisions

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    • ecowper
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 2614
      • Maple Valley, WA
      • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
        Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

        Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
        Thermometer = Maverick ET732
        Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
        Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
        Thermapen Classic = Grey
        PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

        Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
        Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
        Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
        Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

        Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


        Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

      #32
      Jim Rust this place is full of people who are eager and willing to help you out, whether novice or advanced. And there's none of the judgement, superiority, or other nastiness that I find in so many online forums. The place is really great.

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      • David Parrish
        Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
        • May 2014
        • 5034
        • Charlotte, NC
          • Slow 'N Sear Kamado (SnSK)
          • Lots of grills that work with Slow 'N Sear
          • LOTS of digital thermometers (my fav)
          • LOTS of accessories
          • Favorite Beer - Fat Tire
          • Favorite Bourbon - Woodford Reserve
          • Favorite White Wine - Cakebread Chardonnay
          • Favorite Red Wine - Yes, Please

        #33
        Stick around Jim Rust! We can't wait to see that new cooker!

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        • fuzzydaddy
          Charter Member
          • Nov 2014
          • 4926
          • Near my cookers...Pensacola FL
          • Hardware
            Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado.
            Weber Kettles: 2-22" & 1-26".
            Slow 'N Sear, DnG Racks/Pans, SnS GrillGrates, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates. (Several of each)
            Chimney starters.
            PartyQ.
            Joule.
            GrillGrates, GrateGriddles.
            Maverick XR-50 [my favorite].
            ThermoWorks Smoke & Gateway, Thermapen, Thermapop, ChefAlarms, DOT, probes

            Consumables / Favorites
            KBB (short cooks), Weber (long cooks)
            Ribs (beef & pork), Pork Butts, Chuck Roasts, Pork Tenderloins.
            Adrenaline BBQ salt free rubs: Not Just for Beef & Rocky’s Rub.
            MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPOG.

          #34
          Jim Rust Some pictures of your first cook would be great!

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          • Steve B
            Club Member
            • Jun 2016
            • 2529
            • Rockland county New York
            • Lonestar Grillz 24x36 offset smoker, grill, w/ main chamber charcoal grate and 3 tel-tru thermometers - left, right and center
              Yoke Up custom charcoal basket and a Grill Wraps cover.

              22.5 copper kettle w/ SnS, DnG, BBQ vortex, gasket and stainless steel hinge kit.

              Napoleon gas grill (soon to go bye bye) rotting out.

              1 maverick et-733 digital thermometer - black
              1 maverick et-733 - gray
              1 new standard grilling remote digital thermometer
              1 thermoworks thermopen mk4 - red
              1 thermoworks thermopop - red

              Pre Miala flavor injector
              taylor digital scale
              TSM meat grinder
              chefs choice food slicer
              cuisinhart food processor
              food saver vacuum sealer
              TSM harvest food dehydrator

            #35
            Congrats Jim Rust feel free to ask any questions about your new toy and all the cooks you do. We are all here to help one another.

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            • tbob4
              Charter Member
              • Nov 2014
              • 1907
              • Chico, CA
              • BBQ's
                _____________________
                California Custom Smokers Intensive Cooking Unit
                California Custom Smokers Meat Locker
                Santa Maria Grill
                Vision Grill

                Beer
                _______________________
                Sierra Nevada IPA

                Wood
                _______________________
                Almond
                Oak
                Madrone
                Cherry
                Peach
                Apple

              #36
              I'm glad you received good advice and I think you made a wise decision. The prizes have all of us saying "Darn, I didn't win again." Everyone has different needs and wants. Congrats, again and don't worry about being a novice about posting. It took me a long time to post anything and I have zillions of photos of my cooks and cookers. I also have years of experience cooking/smoking. However, I was on the site to learn not to post. I became comfortable asking questions and sharing. I hope you find us all a good group to share with - good cooks and bad.

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              • FireMan
                Charter Member
                • Jul 2015
                • 6562
                • Bottom of Winnebago

                #37
                I not only want to see pics of the smoker, let's see a pic of the big smile as you take delivery. 2 pics minimum, nothing else will do. Congrats!

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                • Mr. Bones
                  Birthday Hat Master
                  • Sep 2016
                  • 7849
                  • Kansas Territory
                  • Grills / Smokers
                    *********************************************

                    Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
                    Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
                    Oklahoma Joe Highland, gaskets, LavaLock baffle / tuning plate. 'Big Joe'
                    Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
                    Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
                    Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
                    Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
                    Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
                    Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
                    Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
                    Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

                    Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
                    Weber "H" Code 18.5" WSM '86 ($75 CL)
                    Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

                    Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
                    Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
                    Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
                    Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
                    Weber SJG M Code 'Lil Traveller'
                    Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
                    (Lime Green)
                    Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
                    Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!



                    Thermometers:
                    *********************************************
                    Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
                    Maverick ET-732, (Black)
                    Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
                    ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
                    Blue ThermaPen Mk4
                    Orange Thermapen Mk4
                    Pink Thermapen Mk4
                    ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
                    ThermoWorks Smoke
                    ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
                    4 Pro Series cable extensions
                    Smoke Gateway

                    Accessories:
                    *********************************************
                    2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
                    BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
                    Warming shelf
                    MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale
                    Backyard Grill marinade injector
                    Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
                    Bear Paws
                    Meat Rakes
                    BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



                    Cookware:
                    Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
                    G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
                    '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
                    60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
                    50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
                    Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
                    Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

                    Cutlery, etc.:
                    Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
                    Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
                    Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
                    Multiple steels, from all over the planet
                    Crock sticks
                    Diamond stones, various
                    Lansky Sharpening System

                    Tableware
                    Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
                    Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
                    Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

                  #38
                  Originally posted by tbob4 View Post
                  <SNIP>... and don't worry about being a novice about posting. It took me a long time to post anything and I have zillions of photos of my cooks and cookers. I also have years of experience cooking/smoking. However, I was on the site to learn not to post. I became comfortable asking questions and sharing. I hope you find us all a good group to share with - good cooks and bad.
                  tbob4 - This is a great reply, and echoes many of the things I love about this here forum, in a nutshell. KUDOS!!!

                  Many (most) forums swat ya' on the nose, or the other end, for askin' simple newbie questions. Yikes!!! WTH needs that?

                  Here, the members greet you, and quietly spread the newspapers out to cover the floor, cause they know you likely gonna make a mess, or two, least at first.

                  You'll be so busy, learnin', and readin', an' cookin', that you'll never notice, one day, alla the newspaper is gone.

                  Shazam!!!

                  BTW, I'm new here too, and still walkin' on newsprint! Welcome to The Pit!!!!

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                  • Huskee
                    Pit Boss/Manager
                    • May 2014
                    • 13680
                    • central MI, USA
                    • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue
                      Smokers / Grills
                      • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
                      • PBC
                      • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
                      • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
                      • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
                      • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
                      • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
                      • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
                      • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
                      • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)


                      Thermometers
                      • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
                      • (7) Maverick ET-732s
                      • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
                      • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
                      • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
                      • Thermapen MkII, orange
                      • ThermoPop, yellow
                      • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
                      • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
                      • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
                      • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well


                      Accessories
                      • Instant Pot 6qt
                      • Anova Bluetooth SV
                      • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
                      • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
                      • BBQ Dragon
                      • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
                      • Weber grill topper
                      • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
                      • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
                      • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter


                      Beverages
                      • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
                      • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
                      • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
                      • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
                      • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
                      • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
                      • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.


                      About me
                      Real name: Aaron
                      Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

                      Occupation:
                      • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

                    #39
                    Originally posted by Mr. Bones View Post

                    tbob4 - This is a great reply, and echoes many of the things I love about this here forum, in a nutshell. KUDOS!!!

                    Many (most) forums swat ya' on the nose, or the other end, for askin' simple newbie questions. Yikes!!! WTH needs that?

                    Here, the members greet you, and quietly spread the newspapers out to cover the floor, cause they know you likely gonna make a mess, or two, least at first.

                    You'll be so busy, learnin', and readin', an' cookin', that you'll never notice, one day, alla the newspaper is gone.

                    Shazam!!!

                    BTW, I'm new here too, and still walkin' on newsprint! Welcome to The Pit!!!!
                    One thing we try really hard to be here is welcoming, supportive, and fun! I've posted a few times on an car forum and every time I post I get someone, usually a mod, saying "that's already been asked, please use the search box that's why it's there"...instead of linking me or just answering me. So frustrating. Who cares! Answer the question, that's why it's a forum! Add a link if it's been discussed before if it helps in the discussion, but that doesn't mean you can't answer just 'cause it's been asked before.

                    Anyway, we try not to be 'that' forum. We're thrilled that we're succeeding!

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                    • David Parrish
                      Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
                      • May 2014
                      • 5034
                      • Charlotte, NC
                        • Slow 'N Sear Kamado (SnSK)
                        • Lots of grills that work with Slow 'N Sear
                        • LOTS of digital thermometers (my fav)
                        • LOTS of accessories
                        • Favorite Beer - Fat Tire
                        • Favorite Bourbon - Woodford Reserve
                        • Favorite White Wine - Cakebread Chardonnay
                        • Favorite Red Wine - Yes, Please

                      #40
                      Originally posted by Mr. Bones View Post

                      tbob4 - This is a great reply, and echoes many of the things I love about this here forum, in a nutshell. KUDOS!!!

                      Many (most) forums swat ya' on the nose, or the other end, for askin' simple newbie questions. Yikes!!! WTH needs that?

                      Here, the members greet you, and quietly spread the newspapers out to cover the floor, cause they know you likely gonna make a mess, or two, least at first.

                      You'll be so busy, learnin', and readin', an' cookin', that you'll never notice, one day, alla the newspaper is gone.

                      Shazam!!!

                      BTW, I'm new here too, and still walkin' on newsprint! Welcome to The Pit!!!!
                      This has gotta be one of my most favorite posts here ever.

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                      • Steve_D12
                        Former Member
                        • Aug 2016
                        • 65
                        • Pennsylvania

                        #41
                        Jim Rust Congrats! I would have picked the Green Mountain Grill Pellet Smoker too. I actually thought I had my mind set to buy that as my first cooker until I joined the forums here and saw that the Weber Kettle and Slow n Sear would be a better option for me. Enjoy and congrats again from another new guy!

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                        • Mosca
                          Charter Member
                          • Oct 2014
                          • 2735
                          • PA
                          • Large Big Green Egg, Weber Performer Deluxe, Weber Smokey Joe Silver, Maverick 732, DigiQ, and too much other stuff to mention.

                          #42
                          There are several ways to use AR, and the main differences are how quickly you need to know something and how specific or general your question is.

                          The AR website is for in depth research. Read and learn, like going to school. It is general information, travels in one direction, and comes from a single point, the AR team. The information isn't time sensitive, and can be considered static.

                          Dont forget that you can ask specific questions about the information on Amazing Ribs at the bottom of each article. This is like raising your hand in class: it is more specific, and can take the form of questions, clarifications, or feedback. Information travels two ways, between you and the AR team, and is dynamic: it can change depending on circumstances and situations. It is not time sensitive.

                          There is the AR newsletter email, Smoke Signals. This is news and information, without feedback. Information flows in one direction, and it generally acts as an update for the goings on of AR. Information is static. This is a nice alert for changes and additions to the main site, like the videos, and because it is "push" information you always get it.

                          You can communicate through the Amazing Ribs Facebook page. This is news and information, and reader feedback. It can be time sensitive, especially if the information is about special events and promotions. Information flows two directions, broadcast from the AR team to the world, and from the world back to the AR team... different from the point to point of the questions, and different from the push notifications of Smoke Signals. Don't overlook the Facebook page, though. Some nice stuff comes through there. The Facebook page is dynamic, in that it is constantly changing. Stuff goes out of date.

                          If you join The Pitmasters Club, you get access to The Pit. The Pit is networked, point to point, crowd to point, point to crowd, or crowd to crowd, depending on the situation. If you need the specific answer to something that is happening in your back yard RIGHT NOW, this is where you ask the question. If you want to share general knowledge, if you want to just add to the attitude of the crowd, this is where that happens. Information in The Pit flows in all directions, and information in The Pit is ephemeral: every specific question gets asked again eventually. Information in The Pit is highly dynamic, and changes daily. Although general questions do get asked, they still tend to be asked about specific situations; a general "What's the best charcoal grill" question is still really "What's the best charcoal grill for me and my situation?"

                          You can use any or all all of the channels, and you get full functionality with The Pit. How you use everything is up to you. For myself, I think of my Pit contributions as, "If I can do this, you can do this, too." I'm the kind of cook who thinks waaaaay too hard, and then I take a deep breath and decide that it's just heat and meat, and if I do what the instructions say it should all work out... and anyhow no one can taste the pictures!

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                          • Meathead
                            Meathead commented
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                            What a great and helpful answer. Thanks!
                        • Thunder77
                          Founding Member
                          • Jul 2014
                          • 2485
                          • Halethorpe, MD
                          • Weber 22.5" Kettle with SnS Brinkmann 5 burner gasser. Akorn Kamado, and Akorn Jr kamado. Love grilling steaks, ribs, and chicken. Need to master smoked salmon Favorite cool weather beer: Sam Adams Octoberfest Favorite warm weather beer: Yuengling Traditional Lager All-time favorite drink: Single Malt Scotch

                          #43
                          Not griping or anything.... OK I'm griping. It would be nice if someone with a post count of more than 10 could win the prize just once...

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                          • Stoney
                            Stoney commented
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                            There are thousands of registered members and maybe 100 that regularly chat on this forum, the chance of a "talkative" member being randomly selected is very slim.

                          • Mr. Bones
                            Mr. Bones commented
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                            Slim, I'll acknowledge, no problem.
                            But, not at all impossible! Stoney
                        • David Parrish
                          Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
                          • May 2014
                          • 5034
                          • Charlotte, NC
                            • Slow 'N Sear Kamado (SnSK)
                            • Lots of grills that work with Slow 'N Sear
                            • LOTS of digital thermometers (my fav)
                            • LOTS of accessories
                            • Favorite Beer - Fat Tire
                            • Favorite Bourbon - Woodford Reserve
                            • Favorite White Wine - Cakebread Chardonnay
                            • Favorite Red Wine - Yes, Please

                          #44
                          Out of curiosity I just checked. We have 820 members with a post count of 10 or more. I think we HAVE had one or two winners with a post count higher than ten. Given we're closing in on 30 giveaways that puts the win rate somewhere between 3% to 6% for folks with 10 or more posts.

                          820 out of 17,000 members is 4.8%.

                          SO, statistically speaking we're right where we should expect to be.

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                          • JPP
                            JPP commented
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                            I'll shovel off the patio and cook in January if I have to! (I'm in New England).

                          • David Parrish
                            David Parrish commented
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                            Been there, done that!

                          • Huskee
                            Huskee commented
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                            JPP Cooking in the winter is not an optional thing to me, it's a given! I'm with you- shovel, broom, make a trail, whatever it takes. I will have BBQ rain, shine, snow, sleet, heat, or hail.
                        • Harry
                          Charter Member
                          • Jun 2015
                          • 262
                          • Wash DC & environs
                          • Weber One-Touch Platinum (the discontinued 4-legged, dome hole in the middle model plus a Smokenator when smoking); ThermoWorks TW 3628 & Kintrex IRT 0421 for briskets & other long cooks; Taylor Weekend Warrior (for the lanyard, not the cooktemps) & several ThermoPens for all others. I fully embrace the Minion Method and use Kingsford classic briquettes & Cowboy hardwood charcoal exclusively. Dry woodchips, of course. Beer - Devils Backbone Vienna Lager; bourbon - ALL but Bonded is preferred.

                          #45
                          Heck, I joined and was here a couple of weeks before I learned there was some kind of giveaway. [ASIDE: I'm really slow at exploring new sites - I started with "Recipes" and spent hours in ecstasy.) The info I have gleaned from this site and you all is prize enough. Although I wouldn't turn down that meat and utensil combo. Just saying.

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                          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.

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                          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.

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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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                          GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

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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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                          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

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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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                          Professional Steakhouse Knife Set

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                          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

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                          Fireboard: 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, 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