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GOLD MEDAL SPOTLIGHT

These are not ads. These are products we love and highly recommend. Click here to read more about our medals and what they mean.


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


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


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, this is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.

Click here to read our detailed review


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


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


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


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


The Swiss Army Knife Of Thermometers

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.


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


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


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


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

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    Gold Medal Giveaway Info

    What is the Gold Medal Giveaway Sweepstakes? This is a monthly sweepstakes for members with an address in the US. Each month a third party sweepstakes administration company selects a winner at random from all eligible entrants. Winners get to pick a prize from the prize page for free no strings attached, including free shipping. You do have to report the winnings if they are worth more than $600, and most are, on your taxes. Check with your accountant or tax preparer if you win to avoid surprises. For the full list of rules, see the bottom of this page.

    Do I have to be a paid member? No. Non-members and Free Trial Members can enter, and can win, but they must enter by mailing in a postcard as noted in the full rules. Postcards must be postmarked by the contest end date, which is the last day of the month before, at midnight CT, and MUST be received no later than the 7th of the next month. Non-winning entrants are not carried over into the next month's drawing. All non-members and Free Trial Members must enter each month by the end date to be in the next drawing. All eligible paid Pitmaster Club members will receive automatic monthly entry if they are in paid/current status (not lapsed/past due) on 11:59:59pm CT on the last day of the previous month.

    What are the cutoff dates for each monthly Sweepstakes? Mailed-in entries for all non- and Free Trial Members must be postmarked by the last day of the previous month and received by the 7th of the Sweepstakes announcement month. Automatic entry will be granted to all eligible paying Members who are in active status (not past due/lapsed) at 11:59:59pm CT on the end date. For instance, for June's Sweepstakes the end date would be 11:59:59pm CT on May 31st. In addition, any mailed-in entries postmarked by May 31st and received by the 7th of June would be eligible for June's Sweepstakes.

    Why is it for US members only? Most countries have laws governing contests like this to make sure they are honest. In the US they are regulated by the Federal Trade Commission. It cost us $3,000 to have lawyers write our rules that put us in compliance with US law and we pay an annual fee to have the winner drawn at random by a third party. We have members in more than 20 countries and we could never afford to do legal compliance for all of them. In addition, many of the manufacturers do not ship outside the US, and even if they did, the shipping costs and customs charges are prohibitive. And no, we cannot offer free memberships or something else as a prize to non-US members because that is still considered a sweepstakes. But there are many many other good reasons to be a member!

    Do non-USA Members get a discount since they're ineligible? No. It is illegal to charge entry into a sweepstakes in the US. We do not charge a premium for the sweepstakes, it's a fun free perk we've offered since day 1. Your $23.95USD per year is for all other aspects of the Pitmaster Club, including a 5% donation to Operation BBQ Relief and other charities, and support of AmazingRibs.com. If we discount non-USA members, that would equate to charging a premium to USA members for their eligibility, and this would be unlawful.

    How is the winner notified? The winner gets an email from us at the email address supplied in your account details when you joined. To check which email is on file, click your username in the top-right of the screen, select My Settings from the drop down menu, then click the Account tab on the My Settings page. If you need us to change the email address on your account, click here to fill out the Change Email Form. We also make an announcement right there in the Pitmaster Club forum, and we clearly indicate the winner's username (if a member) and we "tag" them, or the winner's actual name (if a non-member). So be sure to check your email and watch our posts here in this Gold Medal Giveaway Channel! We sometimes have winners who do not respond in time and forfeit their prize! In February of 2018 & February of 2019, 2 winners forfeited by not responding in time!

    To see past winners and what they selected, click here.

    If you have any questions, please read the complete rules or post them below!
    Last edited by Meathead; July 21st, 2018, 10:56 AM.

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    I would be happy to win a Pit Barrel Smoker. I'm using a 22 inch weber.

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    • jbones
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      Just got one and it's amazing.

    • tenphases
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      I got cookers from 50 bucks to 2000$ and I love my Weber, it's the main cooker on my deck.......with slow n sear/drip n griddle for steak and small smokes. And Cajun bandit extender for brisket, and rottiserie for smoke roasting/prime rib, and flame boss for pork butt/brisket, and arteflame cause it looks cool, and vortex cause of wings........ F it, big boys big toys, start slow and have fun and know that there is absolutely nothing that can't be done with a nice, clean, stock Weber kettle.

    • Mr. Bones
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      Yup, what tenphases sez is true; Most anything can be done on a bone -stock Weber 22.5" kettle, with sufficient imagination, an creativity.
      Accessories certainly can expand th horizon...

  • Top | #3
    I see what you did there.... Huskee probably has his HD aluminum hat on so it won’t work......good luck anyway!

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    • Top | #4
      I have a WSM 22, Weber 26 kettle, Weber 22 kettle, Weber Smokey Joe, and a BGE XL. The choice would be very easy for me. The Blaze gasser.

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      • Top | #5
        You know I'd probably give my winnings to my son who has not been as afflicted with MCS as I have been. I gave him a PBC but he covets a nice pellet smoker, something above the Traeger COSTCO models. That said he doesn't have agasser either. Or the Good one. As for me I missed out when someone else drew the Karubecue... that didnt last long in the prize inventory like some of these have!

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        • Top | #6
          The Giveaway is a great program, and winning something would be a great day indeed. But I have often wondered why there has never been an offset stick burner offered. There are some fine offsets for sale within the Giveaway price range. To have an opportunity to win a smoker of that caliber, could be the beginning of a good time in the backyard tonight. Oh yes!

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          • Spinaker
            Spinaker commented
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            As, sos2979 mentioned
            a Horizon Smoker 20RD was offered for about 2 years.
            http://www.horizonbbqsmokers.com

          • Bufflerman
            Bufflerman commented
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            I have heard a lot about shipping being the problem with offering a Good offset. If the day ever happens that my name is drawn,and I had the option for a well made offset. I would be more than happy to pay for shipping to get it in my backyard.

          • Huskee
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            It's all manufacturer participation.

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          I have a hasty bake gourmet but damn I might need another one, I love my gourmet. but throwing a kamado on a hitch sounds really good.....conflicted

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          • Spinaker
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            I think I would take the HB too.
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