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Meat-Up in Memphis 2020

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August 2018 Gold Medal Giveaway Winner!

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  • smokenoob
    Club Member
    • Dec 2017
    • 771
    • Gulf Breeze, Florida

    Way to go Bones!


    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Hey, thanks, brother!
  • Steve B
    Club Member
    • Jun 2016
    • 2608
    • 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

    WHOOHOO Mr. Bones I'm excited for you. Please choose something other than a kettle.


    • Polarbear777
      Polarbear777 commented
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      Ha. I was thinking the exact same!

    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Thanks, Brothers!
      LOL! If theyda had an RK, it'd Been On Like Donkey Kong!
  • ClayJones
    Club Member
    • Jun 2017
    • 80
    • Washington, DC

    HEEEYYYY! Nice! Super-helpful guy. Glad to see it man!


    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Thanks fer them kind words, Clay! , Sir!
  • adamjs83
    Club Member
    • Aug 2017
    • 192
    • Long Island, NY
    • Weber Performer Deluxe w/ Slow 'N Sear Plus
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      Weber Genesis
      Flameboss 300
      Fireboard Extreme BBQ Edition
      Thermoworks Thermapen

    Awesome! Congrats Mr. Bones. Now you get your 2nd cooker from Meathead !


  • Bogy
    Club Member
    • Mar 2016
    • 345
    • North Central Iowa
    • Weber Genesis E-310
      Original Grilla
      Smokey Joe® Charcoal Grill 14"
      Thermoworks Smoke Thermometer with gateway
      2 iGrillminis - from before they were Weber.

    Dang, somebody who posts, and already realizes he won. No chance for there to be a "no response" and for me to be picked!

    Congratulations Mr. Bones


    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Thanks, Bogy!
      I appreciate it!
      Sorry fer foulin August's Giveaway up, but there's always next month!
      Don't think yall can win? Hail, I always thought that, my danged self...

    • Bogy
      Bogy commented
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      You're an inspiration! In a number of ways!

    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      There may, well yet, be more layers that remain, at present, unrevealed.
      Still thinkin'.
      Many Thanks fer yer Kind Words, Brother!
      Last edited by Mr. Bones; August 11th, 2018, 06:31 PM.
  • RonB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 11027
    • Near Richmond VA
    • Weber Performer Deluxe
      Pizza insert
      Smokenator 1000
      Cookshack Smokette Elite
      2 Thermapens
      lots of probes.

    Well, here's a congrats that I actually mean Mr. Bones.


    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Thanks Brother; that means a lot to me, comin from somebody I respect an admire as much as yerself!

    • RonB
      RonB commented
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      Mr. Bones - you are too kind...
  • jgg85234
    Charter Member
    • Nov 2014
    • 734
    • Gilbert, AZ (Suburb of Phoenix)
    • *Cooking Equipment
      Kamado Joe Classic in Eucalyptus Table (2016)
      Kamado Joe Joetisserie (2017)
      Weber 22.5" Kettle (K Date Code - 1988) Wooden handles/wood side table
      Adrenaline BBQ Company Slow n Sear #61
      Adrenaline BBQ Company Drip n Griddle
      Weber Smokey Mountain 14.5" (2014)
      Flame Boss 200
      Thermapen MK4 (Red)
      Thermopop (Red)
      Thermoworks TW8060 with grill and meat probes
      *Favorite Whisky - Knockando Speyside Single Malt
      *Favorite Red Wine - Clos du Bois Marlstone
      *Favorite White Wine - Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay
      *Favorite Beer - Budweiser Budvar (Czechvar in the US) frisch vom fass
      *Favorites to grill - New York Strips or Top Sirloins, pizzas are fun too
      *Favorites to smoke - Baby Back or St. Louis Ribs, Pork Butts, Standing Rib Roast, Strip Loin Roast, Tri-Tip, Chicken, Turkey, Pork Loin, Cornish Hens

    Someone is bound to come along and say its “rigged”😏

    But if another frequent poster wins then everyone will be trying to get the highest number of posts. 🤩

    congrats and don’t miss the deadline for responding correctly

    best regards,


    • HouseHomey
      HouseHomey commented
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      That would be..... hmm, I wonder who?

    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      So, as I'm slowly startin to gather, none o yall had even an outside bet on me winnin?
      Yeah, me neither!
      Thanks Jim!
  • OSB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2018
    • 190
    • SacTown

    Mr. Bones I see a Hasty bake or PK 360 coming your way! Congrats


    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      I can see merits in both, an have long admired em...
  • RustyHaines
    Club Member
    • Sep 2017
    • 581
    • Madison, WI

    Way to go Mr. Bones ! I'm sure he is working on his acceptance speech where he will thank "all the little people" who helped him on his arduous journey to backyard smoking nirvana ! Seriously, real happy for ya'


    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Thanks, Rusty, but if there's anybody "littler" than me, here, I ain't aware of it!
      I live right down here, in th soil. Always have, always will.
      Last edited by Mr. Bones; August 24th, 2018, 08:05 PM.
  • SmokeyGator
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 777
    • Miami, FL
    • Primo XL
      Cyberq controller
      Sierra Nevada IPA

    congrats! Awaiting announcement of what you pick. This could be interesting. Or will you pick what is popular with a lot of winners?? Time will tell.


    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Thanks, brother! Ain't rightly sure, jus yet.
  • Rob Johnston
    Club Member
    • Apr 2018
    • 224
    • Pittsburgh, PA

    Congrats. Jealous again.


    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Thanks! Who knows? next month, it might jus be yerself!
  • EdF
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 3139
    • Atlantic Highlands, NJ
    • Uuni Pro (new kid in town)
      Karubeque C-60
      Large BGE since 2002 + plate setter + pizza stone + upper grid + stainless paella pan for drippings (the best!)
      TEC Cherokee FR since 2014 (portable infrared grill - does a mighty sear)
      Polyscience Sous Vide Pro since 2012 (wasn't much else available in those days)
      Thermapen Air
      ThermaQ (or its predecessor)
      Thermoworks Hi temp IR
      BBQ Dragon & Chimney of Insanity
      Various other stuff

    Holy chit! Breaking the trend!

    Congrats, Mr. Bones !

    This day may be some kind of tipping point!
    Last edited by EdF; August 7th, 2018, 11:40 AM.


    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Thanks, Brother!
      It has been, here, so far: I've tipped two Guineas, an a shot of Sailor Jerry's!
  • fillirican
    Club Member
    • Jan 2018
    • 36
    • Las Vegas, NV
    • Grills & Smokers
      • Weber 22-Inch Master Touch Kettle
      • Pit Barrel Junior
      • Weber Spirit E-310
      • FireBoard Thermometer
      • PBJ charcoal basket
      • PBJ hinged grate
      • Grill Grates for the Weber Spirit E-310

    Congratulations Mr. Bones


    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Many Thanks, amigo!
  • Dan Deter
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 272
    • Raleigh, NC
    • Weber Summit S-670
      Thermapen Mk 4

    And here I'd gotten the impression it was rigged so only us noobs could win. Congrats Mr. Bones


    • Huskee
      Huskee commented
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      Odd are still in the zero-posters' favor. We've had a couple single-digit posters win before too though, so you're still in the running

    • Fire Art
      Fire Art commented
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      I was or I’m a noobs

    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Hold up, there!
      Jus cause I gots me lotsa posts, sure don't mean I ain't a noob!
      I ain't locked outta th Meetins, now, am I???
  • Troutman
    Club Member
    • Aug 2017
    • 6490
    • Republic of Texallence

      22" Weber Kettle - Red Premium Limited Edition
      6 Burner Weber Summit Gasser
      22" and 18" Weber WSM Smoker
      18” Jumbo Joe
      36" double door Lyfe Tyme offset stick burner (SOLD !)
      Pitts & Spitts Pellet Pro 2436
      Classic Thermopen
      Thermoworks SMOKE
      Fireboard Pro with Pit Viper fan
      Grill Grates
      SNS for the 22" Weber kettle
      A-MAZE-N Smoker 12" Tube & Tray
      Weber stainless veggie basket
      Weber stainless fish basket
      Weber stainless rib rack
      Phat Mat cooking mats
      Barbestar BBQ Cooking Gloves
      For Beef (brisket, beef ribs, large clods/roasts) = 100% mesquite, oak or hickory
      For Chicken & other fowl = competition blend, cherry/oak/hickory
      For Turkey = 100% hickory or competition blend
      For Pork Shoulder = mesquite, oak or hickory
      For Pork Chops or Ribs = 100% applewood
      Anova Immersion Circulator 900 watt & 12 & 18 quart Rubbermaid containers with hinged sous vide lids
      Generic Calphalon non-stick cookware set of pots and pans
      12" & 14" All-Clad Stainless skillets
      Cast Iron 12" skillet by Victoria
      La Creuset Cast Iron 7 quart Dutch Oven - Yellow Round
      La Creuset Cast Iron 7 quart Dutch Oven - Cherry Oval
      Old Revere Wear Copper & Stainless Pots (handed down)

      JA Henckels 15 piece Stainless Knife Set
      Victorinox 12" Fibrox Pro Slicing Knive
      Victorinox 6" Curved Boning Knife
      Set of Dalstrong Japanese Steak Knives

    YESSSSS !!!! WhoooooHooooo !!! So glad you won it Bonzey !!! Whatcha gonna get huh ????


    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Thanks, Brother!
      Who'da ever thunk? I'm right gobsmacked, at present!



Meat-Up in Memphis 2020

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Meat-Up in Memphis

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This beautifully embroidered shirt is the same one Meathead wears in public and on TV. It's wash and wear and doesn't need ironing (really!), but it is a soft cottonlike feel. Choice of four colors and both men's and women's.

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These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, 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 $299 delivered to your door!

Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them

The Undisputed Champion!


The Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 is considered by the pros, and our team, to be the single best instant read thermometer. Don't accept cheap substitutes.  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

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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

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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