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SPOTLIGHT

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.

 


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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 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

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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.

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


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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.

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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    How to use the General Discussion channel & the other channels

    Folks, we know it's easy to just put topics in General Discussion and people will see it regardless if they utilize Today's Posts. But like mom always told you, "Put your stuff where it belongs!"

    When BBQ or recipe-related topics get put in to GD they can get lost and are not as easily searchable in the future. The channel system helps all of us to browse topics that interest us or that we need information on. If a key instruction on lighting a Big Green Egg is placed into General Discussion, then someone with a new BGE wouldn't see the information when he/she scans the Kamado channel.

    As a gentle reminder, if you'd like to post a question/comment about something, please follow the path to place it where it should go.

    Some examples:
    • A Thermapen: Forums > Accessories > Digital Thermometers
    • Snake River Farms products or sales: Forums > Member Reviews > Butchers & Meat Suppliers > Internet Retailers
    • Venison recipes: Forums > Recipes and Techniques > Wild Game
    • Foodsaver bags: Forums > Accessories
    • The best cover for a Weber Kettle: Forums > Accessories > Kettle Accessories
    • Anova vs Joule: Forums > Accessories > Sous Vide Circulators
      • since the focus is the device itself more than its use
    • Using your new Anova or Joule to make dinner: Forums > Recipes and Techniques > Sous Vide
      • since the focus is using the device in a particular technique or recipe (sous vide)
    • Pork ribs techniques: Forums > Recipes and Techniques > Pork: Ribs, Pulled Pork, Ham, etc
    • How many pork ribs will fit on a Primo Oval XL: Forums > Grills and Smokers > Charcoal > Kamado Cookers
      • since the focus is the cooker itself and its capacity
    • Baking a pie on a kamado: This could go in either: Recipes and Techniques > Desserts; or Grills and Smokers > Charcoal > Kamado Cookers
      • since the focus is equally the pie recipe or the use of the kamado for such a thing.
    • I'm making a trip to Louisville for work, is there a good BBQ place there?: Forums > Member Reviews > BBQ Restaurant Roundup > Kentucky
      • or the same for: I went to Louisville recently and _________ place is fantastic!
    • What's a good cookbook on wild game cooking?: Member Reviews > Cookbooks & Videos
      • The subject is more about a cookbook than wild game itself
    • I need a used smoker for sale in my area!: For Sale/Trade or WANTED


    General Discussion is for off-topic, non-BBQ/cooking discussions, that which doesn't fit properly in other channels.

    Some examples of General Discussion:
    • Sports talk
    • Sharing pictures of a trip, a new deck, or your dogs, etc
    • Talking about holiday plans or happenings
    • Funny stuff, stories, jokes or random musings
    • Weather
    • Operation BBQ Relief deployments
    • A question about a good meat freezer
    • .....you get the idea.....

    Now, it's not always cut & dry and we realize this. There are some topics which seem to fit somewhere but there's no channel for it- use your best judgement in these cases.

    As The Pit matures and hot topics come and go, channels may be added, combined, separated, etc according to need to ease the flow and structure of things here. Thank you all for helping out and making The Pit the Amazing place it is for all of us!

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    Sorry Huskee. I guess I just never thought of a vacuum bag as an accessory so I put the question in General. oops.

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      Originally posted by Shane Rakow View Post
      Sorry Huskee. I guess I just never thought of a vacuum bag as an accessory so I put the question in General. oops.
      No worries! That's why this post was made, as instruction for those random things we don't think much about. We move threads where they belong if they're put in a non-ideal channel, but we can all use tips tricks & reminders!

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        I, I, I'm sorry. I'll never do it again! I promise!

        Then again, I don't know if I have ever done it. Regardless, I will do my best from here on out Her Commandant!

        PS. Are they hiring in Louisville?

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          <Raises hand> I know I am horribly guilty of this transgression. I apologize deeply! half the time, I start a post and don't know where it's going. I will try to be better. I'm a bad girl.

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            Bump. Please remember to place topics in channels that they best fit into.

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              There seems to be so much information on this particular website even the Pitmasters Club, this is not a complaint but those that are dedicated to really and are interested in learning how to barbecue properly it's almost overwhelming for me personally, but I look forward to the challenge if I decide to post something in a particular area my biggest fear is I made posted in the wrong place,. But I'll tell you this I'm glad I'm a member of the Pitmaster club, there is so many different ideas different ways of doing things, everyone has their own idea of what is the best way of grilling or smoking that is the reason I joined the Pitmaster Club that is the reason I will stay a Pit Master Club member. So far you guys have pointed me in the right direction with my 26 inch Weber kettle, other clubs that I tried to join online laughed at me and says I'm wasting my money told me how stupid I was the on this piece of equipment, this is the only club that embraced me and said hey we have new ideas and the way you barbecue and there's more than one way of doing it. And for that I thank you for making me feel welcome.

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              • Steve Vojtek
                Steve Vojtek commented
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                I felt the same when I joined. Overwhelmed! Just remember Rome wasn't built in a day...
                I'm looking forward to your future posts my BBQ Brother....

              • tbob4
                tbob4 commented
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                I agree. These folks are great. They help me out all the time but they have got me addicted to pastrami! Beware.

              • Citizenoftheworld
                Citizenoftheworld commented
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                I couldn't have said it better myself. Wait, yes I can. As a total newbie to smoking meats and fish, this website changed my life. I bought 8 of the AR steak knives with the logo on them. When my guests ask about the logo, usually after they mention what a great steak knife it is, I tell them, this website changed my life. You are absolutely right about the wonderful people here. Well said.

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              Originally posted by Jimmie Rhoden View Post
              There seems to be so much information on this particular website even the Pitmasters Club, this is not a complaint but those that are dedicated to really and are interested in learning how to barbecue properly it's almost overwhelming for me personally, but I look forward to the challenge if I decide to post something in a particular area my biggest fear is I made posted in the wrong place,. But I'll tell you this I'm glad I'm a member of the Pitmaster club, there is so many different ideas different ways of doing things, everyone has their own idea of what is the best way of grilling or smoking that is the reason I joined the Pitmaster Club that is the reason I will stay a Pit Master Club member. So far you guys have pointed me in the right direction with my 26 inch Weber kettle, other clubs that I tried to join online laughed at me and says I'm wasting my money told me how stupid I was the on this piece of equipment, this is the only club that embraced me and said hey we have new ideas and the way you barbecue and there's more than one way of doing it. And for that I thank you for making me feel welcome.
              Jimmie it can seem daunting but what you're going to find here is that the base knowledge that drives our techniques here is very consistent. Once you get over the initial learning curve things get real easy real quick. In the meantime, if you have trouble finding something, a "cry for help" will always get you pointed in the right direction around here.

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                Jimmie Rhoden Thanks for the nice words. As Dave says, we're always here to help!

                Have you ever gone to college, or spent any time in a large hospital visiting family? The first visit to the building it's daunting, intimidating, huge! But after some repeated exposure, you learn where things are and it becomes not quite so intimidating. My advice to learn your way around is visit the main Forums tab (upper-left). Scroll down and see where things are. We try to have a channel or sub-channel for nearly everything we could talk about here. If you post a topic where it doesn't fit best, that's ok, we'll move it if it's necessary to do so. Today's Posts is the best way to keep on top of recent conversations. But that's only the last 24 hrs, whereas browsing individual channels will open up much more!

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                • tbob4
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                  Huskee, you honestly made me spit my coffee all over my shirt with laughter. As I read the first sentence of your second paragraph the Captain's voice from the movie Airplane (talking to Joey) immediately popped into my head.

                • Huskee
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                  Lol tbob4 While my intent wasn't to be funny, I'm glad you enjoyed it

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                Huskee, I'll apologize in advance! (for posting in the wrong spot(s)
                Being new here I'm still learning the way things are put together around here. If I put a post in the wrong thread,... I mean "Channel", feel free to whip me into shape. (oh Please,..WHIP ME!)

                I have a question but I gatta look around to see 'where to post it'! "POST"... is that a term that's used here?

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                • Huskee
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                  Lol, yep. Check out the Pit User Guide channel, there's several topics in there that will help you learn how and where to post.
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