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Some Of Our Favorite
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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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  • lonnie mac
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 1316
    • Bacliff, TX
    • Motovlogging for the freedom of old Hippies...

      https://www.youtube.com/c/LonnieMac

      Home of Brutus Ten!

      http://www.alenuts.com/Alenuts/Alenuts.html

      Gear:

      Weber Performer Deluxe W/ SNS, Craycort CI grates, SNS
      WSCGC (Weber Summit Charcoal Grill Center W/ SNS, DNG
      Texas Original Pits, Offset Smoker
      WSM 18" W/ Upside-down door mod
      Camp Chief Flattop, The big one...
      Weber Genesis II S-335
      Texas Fire Pit

      Latest addition: Stampede 590

      Thermos:

      Maveric's Most all of em...
      FireBoard W/ Fan Control, GURU Fan
      ThermoWorks, most all of em...
      Meater

    Top | #1

    Officially Old!!

    Howdy fellers and ladies! Have not posted in a while. I still Q dang near daily, but been so busy this last two years. First, I took back my lawn. For the last 15 years I have contracted it out. Got tired of seeing my lawn scalped, weeds and such. So I went out and bought me a tractor. Need a tractor cus I got at least 6000 square feet to mow every three days. Dang it's hot.

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    Other than that, I have gotten back into amp building. I just don't have the time anymore to build acoustic guitars. But man amps are so fun!!

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  • mountainsmoker
    Club Member
    • Jun 2019
    • 1245
    • Bryson City, NC

    Top | #2
    Sounds like your plenty busy to me. Watch that heat down there Old Man, LOL. Love your amp building business.

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    • lonnie mac
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 1316
      • Bacliff, TX
      • Motovlogging for the freedom of old Hippies...

        https://www.youtube.com/c/LonnieMac

        Home of Brutus Ten!

        http://www.alenuts.com/Alenuts/Alenuts.html

        Gear:

        Weber Performer Deluxe W/ SNS, Craycort CI grates, SNS
        WSCGC (Weber Summit Charcoal Grill Center W/ SNS, DNG
        Texas Original Pits, Offset Smoker
        WSM 18" W/ Upside-down door mod
        Camp Chief Flattop, The big one...
        Weber Genesis II S-335
        Texas Fire Pit

        Latest addition: Stampede 590

        Thermos:

        Maveric's Most all of em...
        FireBoard W/ Fan Control, GURU Fan
        ThermoWorks, most all of em...
        Meater

      Top | #3


      Mr. Bones Take that brother!

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      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
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        "You know, I've smoked a lotta grass, ...."

      • gcdmd
        gcdmd commented
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        That's quite a work shop/cave. I see you've got the Champion generator ready-just in case. Did you get the free T-shirt with it?

      • Attjack
        Attjack commented
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        O'Lord, I've popped a lot of pills
    • Sweaty Paul
      Founding Member
      • Aug 2014
      • 1013
      • Hays, KS
      • Green Mountain Grill - Jim Bowie
        (I've never regretted having too much grate space).

        Weber Genesis Gas grill
        Weber Kettle grills x 2

      Top | #4
      Looks as if you’ve been more than occupied. Glad you’re still eating good!

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      • holehogg
        Club Member
        • Nov 2017
        • 1448
        • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

        Top | #5
        Don't know where the OLD fits in, looks like you would outdo a lot of youngsters out there.

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        • LA Pork Butt
          Charter Member
          • Dec 2014
          • 4662
          • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

          Top | #6
          Old?

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          • Skip
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 2380
            • Blue Earth, Minnesota
            • Memphis Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates

            Top | #7
            Good to hear from you! Keep up the good work!

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            • smokin fool
              Club Member
              • Apr 2019
              • 627
              • Mississauga, Ont

              Top | #8
              Love the craftmanship you put into your amps.
              Most today are plywood crap.
              Shame to cover that wood in vinyl, I'm a wood grain guy, love to see it with a quality oil/stain combo, but I take it these are sold and used.
              Not old just vintage....

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              • jfmorris
                Club Member
                • Nov 2017
                • 2032
                • Huntsville, Alabama
                • Jim Morris

                  Cookers
                  • Weber Genesis II E-410 w/ GrillGrates (2019)
                  • Weber Performer Deluxe 22.5" w/ GrillGrates & Slow 'N Sear & Drip ‘N Griddle & Party Q (2007)
                  • Weber Genesis Silver A w/ GrillGrates (2002)
                  • Custom Built Offset Smoker (304SS, 22"x34" grate, circa 1985)
                  • Lodge L8D03 5 quart dutch oven
                  • Lodge L10SK3 12" skillet
                  • Anova
                  Thermometers
                  • Thermoworks Smoke w/ Wifi Gateway
                  • Thermoworks Dot
                  • Thermoworks Thermapen Classic
                  • Thermoworks RT600C
                  Beverages
                  • Whatever I brewed and have on tap!

                Top | #9
                Wow! Great work! My son need an amp. It would be cool to actually build him one. I've shopped online to replace speakers in guitar cabinets before (we used to have a 4x12), but never shopped for the control/amp boards. Where do you get those? Do you pull them from other amps, or do they sell them new online somewhere?

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                • Greygoose
                  Club Member
                  • May 2019
                  • 234
                  • South Shore,MA

                  Top | #10
                  I would say by the looks you have been able to preserve the invaluable time warp of being eternally 18- 24 years old !

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                  • fzxdoc
                    Founding Member
                    • Jul 2014
                    • 4178
                    • My toys:
                      Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
                      Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks)
                      Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill
                      Weber Kettle Premium 22"
                      Weber Jumbo Joe Premium 22" (a weird little 22" kettle mutant on 22"-long legs) (donated to local battered women's shelter.)
                      Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range


                      Adrenaline BBQ Company's SnS, DnG and Large Charcoal Basket for WSCGC
                      Adrenaline BBQ Company's Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
                      Adrenaline BBQ Company's SS Rack for DnG
                      Grill Grate for SnS
                      Grill Grates: five 17.375 sections with GrateGriddle for Summit S650 gasser (they sit on top of existing Weber SS grates)
                      2 Grill Grate Griddles
                      Grill Grates: six 19.25 panels for exact fit for Summit S650 gasser

                      Fireboard Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
                      Fireboard Competition Probes 1" (two) and two more Ambient Probes
                      Pit Viper Fan (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
                      Thermoworks Thermapen MK5 (pink)
                      Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 (pink too)
                      Thermoworks Temp Test 2 Smart Thermometer
                      Thermoworks Extra Big and Loud Timer
                      Thermoworks Timestick Trio
                      Maverick ET 73 a little workhorse with limited range
                      Maverick ET 733
                      Maverick (Ivation) ET 732
                      Grill Pinz
                      Vortex (two of them)

                      Two Joule Sous Vide devices
                      VacMaster Pro 350 Vacuum Sealer
                      Instant Pot 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
                      Charcoal Companion TurboQue
                      A-Maze-N tube 12 inch tube smoker accessory for use with pellets

                      BBQ Dragon and Dragon Chimney

                      Shun Classic 8" Chef's Knife
                      Shun Classic 6" Chef's Knife
                      Shun Classic Gokujo Boning and Fillet Knife
                      Shun Classic 3 1/2 inch Paring Knife

                    Top | #11
                    Quite the man cave there. Enjoy that life of yours. It sounds pretty wonderful; each day spent doing, learning, and making something new, and then meditating on the mower every 3rd day as you whip those 6K sq. feet of grass into shape.

                    Kathryn

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                    • Willard
                      Club Member
                      • Apr 2018
                      • 784
                      • Leesburg, Fl.

                      Top | #12
                      lonnie mac That’s beautiful work! I’m with the others. Where does the “old” part come in? If you are old then I’m ancient. Good to hear from you.🍻

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                      • randy56
                        Club Member
                        • Aug 2017
                        • 289
                        • Newburgh In

                        Top | #13
                        Nice work and hobie, Eat more Q

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                        • Steve B
                          Club Member
                          • Jun 2016
                          • 2630
                          • 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

                          Top | #14
                          Great to see yer doing well brother. 👊
                          We miss you around here.
                          And the workmanship on that amp is impressive. Great work Lonnie.

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                          • RonB
                            Club Member
                            • Apr 2016
                            • 10836
                            • Near Richmond VA
                            • Weber Performer Deluxe
                              SNS
                              Pizza insert
                              Rotisserie
                              Smokenator 1000
                              Cookshack Smokette Elite
                              2 Thermapens
                              Chefalarm
                              Dot
                              lots of probes.
                              CyberQ

                            Top | #15
                            I'm glad you are back, but even happier that you are keepin' busy. Busy. Is. Good!

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