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Gold Medal Gift Guide

Gold Medal Gift Guide

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 Pitmaster Award winners or Gold Medalist, listed by price.

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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

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

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

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 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

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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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 readers only

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

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


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    • Why does Snoop Dogg carry an umbrella?

      Fo drizzle


      • CaptainMike
        CaptainMike commented
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        We need a rim shot guy over here!!!!

      • panteracfh3
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        I do play drums...

    • Teamwork Building -


      • Bogy
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        That's hilarious! I've used the trust fall exercise many times, but I've never had anyone do it that way! lol
        Last edited by Bogy; January 12th, 2019, 04:32 PM.

      • Donw
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        Good one. I’m thinking this must be the team that broadcast the missle warning to Hawaii last year.

      • ComfortablyNumb
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        I suppose the 'trust fall' exercise was followed by a 'language lesson'....

    • Apparently you can’t use “beef stew” as a password. It’s not Strogonoff...



      • holehogg
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        I thought mine are raw but yours meats the grade.

      • Huskee
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      Bet he never gets asked to cook a turkey again.


      • gcdmd
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        LMAO all the way through it. I guess those girls never heard of a turducken.

        If you ever do this you should probably partially cook the "fetus" before putting it into the turkey.

    • Last night I dreamt I ate a five pound marshmallow, when I woke up my pillow was gone. It left me down in the mouth all day.


      • JimLinebarger
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        Thought we weren't suppose to do any fowl jokes....

    • Do you know the difference between UNLAWFUL AND ILLEAGLE ? Unlawful means you broke the law! illeagle is a sick bird!


      • Henrik
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        Ha ha ha!

    • As she sat by him, he whispered, eyes full of tears, 'You know what?
      You have been with me all through the bad times.
      When I got fired, you were there to support me.
      When my business failed, you were there.
      When I got shot, you were by my side.
      When we lost the house, you stayed right here.
      When my health started failing, you were still by my side...
      You know what Martha?'
      'What dear?' she gently asked, smiling as her heart began to fill with warmth.
      'I'm beginning to think you're bad luck.’


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