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Some Of Our Favorite
Tools And Toys

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

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 9 delivered to your door!

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

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.

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

Click here to order from Amazon

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

Click here to order it direct from PK and get a special deal for AmazingRibs.com readers only

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



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  • Top | #1


    Tasteful jokes please....we have audiences from around the world, many religions, and different ages. NO pictures with nudity (real or cartoon), vulgar profanities, X-rated jokes, or other lewd and bawdy subject matter.

    Please be considerate of all audiences.

  • Top | #2
    There was a pirate long ago who was loved by his crew for being so selfless and kind to his crew. H ewould always put their interests above his own. His crew noticed that immediately before entering into a battle he would change his garb into a bright red shirt. No one thought to much of this, but one day one of his mates asked him why this is so. "Arrr", replied, "So that that if I get wounded in battle me crew won't see blood and be frightened."

    Just then the lookout yelled "Captain, there are six enemy ships on the horizon!" Cannons are firing at us Cap'n!! What should we do?!?"

    "First fetch me my brown pants!"


    • Keith
      Keith commented
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      Fun fact: they're called buccaneers because they cooked wild pig low and slow on a frame called a boucan. The Spanish word for the boucan is "barbacoa", a word the eventually evolved into the word "barbecue"

    • Notavegan
      Notavegan commented
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      Keith all hail the Spaniards!!

    • Foehn Watts
      Foehn Watts commented
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      Speaking of Buccaneers: How does much does a pirate sell corn for? Buck and ear!

  • Top | #3
    Three elderly men are at the doctor's office for a memory test. The doctor asks the first man,

    "What is three times three?" "274," came the reply.

    The doctor rolls his eyes and says to the second man, "It's your turn. What is three times three?"

    "Tuesday," replies the second man. The doctor shakes his head sadly, then asks the third man, "Okay, your turn. What's three times three?"

    "Nine," says the third man. "That's great!" says the doctor. "How did you get that?"

    "Simple," he says, "just subtract 274 from Tuesday."
    Last edited by Jon Solberg; August 23rd, 2014, 04:00 AM.


    • Ate55
      Ate55 commented
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      That was awesome

    • ecully
      ecully commented
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      Two and a half years later and it's still funny.

    • Jimmie Rhoden
      Jimmie Rhoden commented
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      That's so funny

  • Top | #4
    How do you get the guy from the U of Michigan off of your front porch? Pay him for the pizza

    What do you have if you have 32 people from the U of Michigan? A full set of teeth

    College football is almost here!!!

    Go Buckeyes!!!


    • mackdaddy
      mackdaddy commented
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      Usernamevalid I thought you were going to say home coming queen.

    • MILLERTIME58257
      MILLERTIME58257 commented
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      Once a buckeye always a buckeye. Hello from North Dakota

    • JTpellets
      JTpellets commented
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      O h!

  • Top | #5
    What happens when Ohio State chokes?
    they GO BLUE!


    • FLBuckeye
      FLBuckeye commented
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      I guess you haven't been paying attention since Tressel arrived in 2001. 11-2 (and the 2011 loss was to the worst OSU team in decades, by less than a TD).

    • FLBuckeye
      FLBuckeye commented
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      Make that 12-2

    • FLBuckeye
      FLBuckeye commented
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      Make that 14-2 with 5 in a row

  • Top | #6
    "Knock Knock"

    "Who's there?"

    "Impatient Cow"




    • Huskee
      Huskee commented
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      My boys love this one and say it just about every day

    • ABCBBQ Dave
      ABCBBQ Dave commented
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      True story. I was at a basewide combat dining out... I dunno... 17 years ago (I wore a patchless flightsuit save for my nametag and my wife wore a grass skirt and a top made of coconuts) and after having a very good time for many hours decided to tell this knock knock joke to the base commander. I think he actually laughed. He was having a good time too.

  • Top | #7
    You know why you shouldn't fart in church? Cause you have to sit in the pew...


    • Top | #8
      Johnny was a pit boss
      but he isn't any more -
      What he thought was NaCl
      was really NaClO

      (Stolen from the traditional "Johnny was a chemist ...")


      • Karon Adams
        Karon Adams commented
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        I was JUST telling HWMO that one. he didn't quite get it (he's an elevator mech/inspector) but, he was at a chem plant recently. I think he was a little upset because he was splainin to me. this place made something that vented SO2 into the air at times. and he was splainin to me how THAT wasn't bad but.... "Yeah, I know, it becomes H2SO$ in your lungs". he was so let down. and I told him that Johnny was a chemist joke. he didn't get it.

        maybe THAT'S what happened to my bowl.....

    • Top | #9
      Ever notice when a chevron of geese flies over that one side is usually longer than the other? Know why? There are more geese on that side. (Groan)


      • Ate55
        Ate55 commented
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        That's Funny

      • wu7y
        wu7y commented
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        Every time a flight of geese flew over a guy we used to hunt with was fond of saying,, "You know, it's the lead goose that breaks wind for the rest of the flight."

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      • Hangman
        Hangman commented
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        "I don't care who you are, that's funny right there"...

      • Dale Case
        Dale Case commented
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        Hahaha !!

      • Hawkce541
        Hawkce541 commented
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        Love it

    • Top | #11


      • Huskee
        Huskee commented
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        Cat, the other white meat

      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
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        Or the ever-present, sometimes savory Rat-on-a-Stick frequently encountered, in the P.I., as well as other geographical locations.

    • Top | #12
      fracmeister, let's use the attachment icon instead of the camera icon, then those of us with bad eyes can see large pics!


      • Top | #13
        Why don't they drink iced tea anymore at Texas A&M?

        The who knew how to make the ice cubes graduated.


        • jwb1962
          jwb1962 commented
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          Only a T-sip could butcher a punchline like that...LOL

      • Top | #14
        This joke does better at a slaughtet house...especially one that processes about 260,000 chickens/day....anywho...

        Question: What do the entrails of a processed animal smell like?

        Answer: They smell offal.


        • Top | #15
          I was going to post a joke about pizza, but then I realized it was too cheesey.


          • RonB
            RonB commented
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            I thought the joke was a little flat...

          • smokingirl
            smokingirl commented
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            Such finely leavened humor!
            Gets a rise out of all of us bbq brethren!

          • CaptainMike
            CaptainMike commented
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            You might want to toss that one.