This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 3 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Lost Username or Password | Pitmaster Club Information, | Join 30 Days Free | Contact Us ]

There are 2 page views remaining.



Meat-Up in Memphis 2021

Join us in Memphis for our Meat-Up! Space is limited to 400, secure your spot by booking early!
Click here for details. (https://amazingribs.com/memphis)
See more
See less

Featured Posts


Today's Update: Another hack - you may need to change your password!

From RayJ earlier today:

Good morning all.

Another hit from a hacker.

username/password logger.

If you logged in today (Aug 13,...

August 2020 "Great Giveaway" Three Sweepstakes Winners!

As one of your many member benefits each month, paying members are automatically entered to win our monthly Great Giveaway sweepstakes. There are three (3) three winners every...

Episode 4 - August 2020 - Pizza Happy Hour With Several Real Experts

We had a great turnout almost hitting the capacity of 100!
Here are the links from our speakers

Here is a link to the pizza section on AmazingRibs.com

Ribs Happy Hour Video with Ray "Dr BBQ" Lampe found and posted!

Zoom hid the video from the July Happy hour and I found it today and posted it here https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...net-webinars/8...

August 2020 Barbecue News

Here is this month’s digital issue to Barbecue News magazine. Barbecue News is available in print for $25/year and digital version is $15/year (and you get the digital version...

Recipes, Technique, Food, Cooking

Channels Topics Posts Last Post
Misc Food Talk
For all other food & technique discussion.
Topics: 206 Posts: 28,727
206 28,727
Ribs, pulled pork, bacon, ham, etc.
Topics: 2,466 Posts: 37,237
Last Post: Pig picking for 30
2,466 37,237
Pig picking for 30
by JGo37
Anything beef: steak, brisket, pastrami, pulled beef, beef heart, shank, etc. For burgers please use the Burgers channel.
Topics: 3,359 Posts: 54,652
3,359 54,652
Poultry: Chicken, Turkey, and Duck
For any and all chicken & turkey recipes and cooking talk, including duck. For goose and other hunted waterfowl, please use the Wild Game channel.
Topics: 919 Posts: 12,935
919 12,935
PBC "fried" chicken results
by shify
For all burger talk- cheese, beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, even veggie!
Topics: 192 Posts: 3,958
192 3,958
Ground ribeye burgers
Topics: 146 Posts: 1,766
146 1,766
Rack of Lamb For Sunday Dinner
by JGo37
Fish & Seafood
For all fish & seafood recipes and discussion.
Topics: 283 Posts: 4,105
283 4,105
School me on shrimp, please
Wild Game
Anything hunted: deer, bear, elk, moose, goose, pheasant, rabbit, etc.
Topics: 126 Posts: 1,487
126 1,487
Elk my way & my way.
by JGo37
Sausages, Jerky, Salami, Bologna, Brats and Hot Dogs
If it's cured, smoked, made of meat, stick-shaped, tube-shaped, finger food or eaten on a bun, talk about it here!
Topics: 203 Posts: 3,464
203 3,464
Pizza and Flatbreads
Your favorite recipes, doughs, baking techniques, or storebought pizza discussion. For pizza ovens or pizza-baking gear, please see the Pizza Ovens channel in the Grills, Smokers, and Cookers section.
Topics: 196 Posts: 3,275
Last Post: Homemade pan pizza
196 3,275
Alabama Smoke
Homemade pan pizza
Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas, Nachos & Tortillas
Classic Mexican or Mexican/American fare, including homemade tortillas- talk about it here.
Topics: 36 Posts: 681
36 681
Storebought or home-grown, types, recipes, all discussion starring "the glorious fruit"!
Topics: 67 Posts: 1,147
67 1,147
Rancho Gordo Beans and Bean Club
by fzxdoc
Pasta dishes, Italian or otherwise; homemade pasta, anything involving oodles of noodles. For pasta sauce, please see the Other Sauces channel.
Topics: 20 Posts: 266
20 266
This looks really good...
Cheese types, uses, cold-smoking cheese; all cheese talk!
Topics: 13 Posts: 169
Last Post: Grilling Cheese?!?
13 169
LA Pork Butt
Grilling Cheese?!?
Anything potato: fries, baked taters, chips, scalloped, mashed, tots, hashbrowns, potato casseroles, Au Gratin, etc.
Topics: 50 Posts: 623
50 623
smokin fool
Fall Off The Bone Potatoes
Soup, Chili, and Stew
If you eat it from a bowl or with a spoon, no matter what's in it, (unless it's Jello or ice cream) it probably goes here!
Topics: 112 Posts: 2,173
112 2,173
I hate it when this happens
Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs, Salads, Salsas and Slaws
From apples to hot peppers to basil; tomatoes to watermelon; home-grown, storebought, or canned; dishes they go in or on; talk about it all in here.
Topics: 188 Posts: 3,066
Last Post: Smoked Pineapple?
188 3,066
Smoked Pineapple?
Snacks, Munchies & Dips
All the other finger foods, snacks, and dips we love.
Topics: 98 Posts: 1,562
98 1,562
Bacon Popcorn On a Griddle
by fzxdoc
BBQ Sauces & Recipes
Commercial or home-made, types, recipes, uses, and general discussion of any and all BBQ sauces.
Topics: 192 Posts: 2,837
192 2,837
The real deal... I doubt.
by TripleB
Rubs, Seasonings, Marinades, Injections, Brines, Batters and Pastes
Rub & seasoning recipes, commercial suppliers, marinades and injection recipes and suppliers, deep fry batters; if you put it on meat or veggies, chances are it goes here. Please see BBQ Sauces or Other Sauces for sauce discussion and recipes.
Topics: 390 Posts: 6,104
390 6,104
Panhead John
Morton's Kosher Salt
Salting, Brining, Curing
From dry or wet brining to pink Himalayan salt to curing- talk salt here!
Topics: 38 Posts: 556
38 556
Montreal smoked meat
by TripleB
All baking; breads, cakes, sweet or savory, oven or even smoker baking discussion.
Topics: 261 Posts: 5,624
Last Post: Bread Bowls
261 5,624
Bread Bowls
Recipes for home-made, or discussion of commercial: ketchup, mustard, tartar sauce, aioli, butter, maple syrup, honey, relish, etc.
Topics: 80 Posts: 1,299
Last Post: Chimmichurri recipe
80 1,299
Chimmichurri recipe
Breakfast Foods & Recipes
Classic breakfast foods; eggs, omelets, quiche, sausage gravy, scrambles, hashes, cereals, oatmeals, etc.
Topics: 51 Posts: 744
Last Post: What Do You Do?
51 744
smokin fool
What Do You Do?
Desserts, Candy & Other Sweets
Homemade or storebought desserts, ice cream, Jell-o, caramel, candy, etc. If it's baked, like pies or cakes, it's probably best in our Baking channel.
Topics: 78 Posts: 949
78 949
Sous Vide Cooking And Recipes
Any and all sous vide recipes and technique discussion. For sous vide devices, please see the Sous Vide Devices channel under Accessories.
Topics: 416 Posts: 8,037
416 8,037
Halfway through first cook
Rotisserie And Shawarma
Anything cooked on a rotisserie or spit; recipes, techniques, etc. For rotisserie devices please see the Rotisseries channel under Accessories.
Topics: 34 Posts: 771
34 771
Sammys: sandwiches, grilled cheese, Philly steak & cheese, Banh mi, etc.
Topics: 91 Posts: 1,431
91 1,431
Blackened fish sandwiches
Dutch Oven
Any recipe made in, and unique to, a Dutch oven; even it overlaps any of the above Recipe & Food channels.
Topics: 30 Posts: 447
30 447
Smoking in a Dutch oven
Side Dishes and Appetizers
All those other "small" things that don't really fit in any other channel.
Topics: 97 Posts: 1,421
97 1,421
Ideas on sides for steak?
by JGo37
Other Sauces & Glazes
Marinara, red sauce, teriyaki, adobo, fish sauce, honey or brown sugar glazes, other. For BBQ sauces please see the BBQ Sauces channel.
Topics: 81 Posts: 1,059
Last Post: Sunday Gravy
81 1,059
Rob Johnston
Sunday Gravy
Oils: Cooking or Frying
Discussion of all cooking & frying oils; olive, corn, canola, peanut, avocado, sunflower, safflower; types, uses, preferences, etc.
Topics: 5 Posts: 140
5 140
Everything Else Food & Technique
This channel is for food, cooking, & technique discussion that doesn't fit in the above channels; such as multiple meats, cooking for a crowd, or specific techniques such as wrapping, etc. PLEASE use the proper channel above that fits your topic best. If you'd like to simply show off pictures of your cooks, please see the "Show Us What You're Cooking" topic in this channel, which we update seasonally.
Topics: 1,301 Posts: 50,479
1,301 50,479

Pitmaster Statistics


Topics: 33,808   Posts: 672,271   Members: 46,254   Active Members: 2,301
Welcome to our newest member, kennyusmc12.

What's Going On


There are currently 4298 members online.


Most users ever online was 606,708 at 09:36 PM on November 14th, 2019.

Meat-Up in Memphis

T-Shirts & More T-Shirts & More
Order men's and women's T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Aprons, Mugs, Caps, Tote Bags, Flasks, and more, all imprinted with the Pitmaster Club logo. There's even a spiral bound journal where you can make notes on your cooks.

Cool Embroidered Shirt Cool Embroidered Shirt
This beautifully embroidered shirt is the same one Meathead wears in public and on TV. It's wash and wear and doesn't need ironing (really!), but it is a soft cottonlike feel. Choice of four colors and both men's and women's.

Click here for more info.

Support ARC

Many merchants pay us a small referral fee when you click our links and purchase from them. On Amazon it works on everything from grills to diapers, they never tell us what you bought, and it has zero impact on the price you pay, but has a major impact on our ability to improve this site! And remember, we only recommend products we love. If you like AmazingRibs.com, please save this link and use it every time you go to Amazon.


BBQ Stars


These are not ads or paid placements. These Are Some Of Our Favorite Tools And Toys.

These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

Use our links when you buy things

Many merchants pay us a small referral fee when you click our links and purchase from them. On Amazon it works on everything from grills to diapers, they never tell us what you bought, it has zero impact on the price you pay, but has a major impact on our ability to improve this site! If you like AmazingRibs.com, please save this link and use it every time you go to Amazon



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 dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. 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

Griddle And Deep Fryer In One

Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

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!

Click here to read our detailed review and to order

The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

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 because temperature control is so much easier.

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

The Undisputed Champion!


The Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 is considered by the pros, and our team, to be the single best instant read thermometer. The MK4 includes features that are common on high-end instruments: automatic backlight and rotating display. Don't accept cheap substitutes.

Click here to read our comprehensive Platinum Medal review

Grilla Pellet Smoker proves good things come in small packages

Grilla pellet smoker

We always liked Grilla. The small 31.5" x 29.5" footprint makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, as on a condo patio.

Click here for our review on this unique smoker

Delta by Nuke,
Stylish and Affordable
Gaucho Grill

Weber Genesis Grill

Delta by Nuke burns wood or charcoal and comes with an adjustable height grill grate. This Argentinian grill will get your flame on!

Click here to read our complete review

Genesis II E-335 
A Versatile Gasser That Does It All!

Weber Genesis Grill

Weber’s Genesis line has long been one of the most popular choices for gas grillers. The new Genesis II E-335 offers solid performance, a sear burner for sizzling heat and an excellent warranty.

Click here to read our complete review

GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

grill grates

GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily rmoved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.

Click here for more about what makes these grates so special

Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

PK 360 grill

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 beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

Click here to order directly and get an exclusive AmazingRibs.com deal

Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

kareubequ bbq 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

This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making 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 to read our complete review

Track Up To Six Temperatures At Once

Grilla pellet smoker

FireBoard Drive 2 is an updated version of a well-received product that sets the standard for performance and functionality in the wireless food thermometer/thermostatic controller class.

Click here for our review of this unique device

The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

NK-22-Ck Grill

Napoleon's 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

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