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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.

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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!

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If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

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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.

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Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet's Dual Tube Burners

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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.

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The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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Baker's Percentage Formula Calculator (Excel Spreadsheet)

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  • MBMorgan
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 5722
    • Colorado
    • > Weber Genesis EP-330
      > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
      > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
      > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
      > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
      to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
      > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
      > Thermoworks Smoke
      > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
      > Thermoworks Thermapen
      > Thermoworks IR-GUN-S
      > Anova sous vide circulator
      > Searzall torch
      > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

      > Favorite Beer: Guinness Extra Stout, Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, or Alaskan Amber
      > Favorite Wine: Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel or Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend
      > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

    Top | #1

    Baker's Percentage Formula Calculator (Excel Spreadsheet)

    For the past couple of months, in collaboration with scottranda , I've been developing a comprehensive new spreadsheet intended to make the job of developing, scaling, and reverse-engineering bread formulas (recipes) faster and much easier. In it, you'll find several types of worksheets:

    The first is a Title/Documentation page. It contains sufficient (I hope) details to get you started understanding and using the rest of the spreadsheet:

    Click image for larger version  Name:	01 - Bakers Percentage Calculator - Title.jpg Views:	1 Size:	874.2 KB ID:	267613

    The second is a Bread Log (contributed entirely by Scott). It is intended to be a place to record the details of bread(s) that you have baked:

    Click image for larger version  Name:	02 - Bakers Percentage Calculator - Bread Log.jpg Views:	1 Size:	429.2 KB ID:	267614

    The third type is the Baker's Percentage Calculator itself. You'll find examples of three breads (Breadhead's 66% Hydration Sourdough, a 75% White Bread with Sourdough Poolish, and Breadhead's Brioche Hamburger Buns):

    Click image for larger version  Name:	03 - Bakers Percentage Calculator - Breadheads 66% Hyd Sourdough.jpg Views:	1 Size:	533.6 KB ID:	267615

    Thanks to Willy , there is now a fourth type ... his new spreadsheet that takes care of the math when you need to boost your flour protein level:

    Click image for larger version  Name:	03 - Bakers Toolkit - Boost Flour Protein Level.jpg Views:	1 Size:	313.0 KB ID:	271108

    I invite anyone here to download the spreadsheet using the link below and to use it however it suites you best. Scott and I are open to feedback, questions, suggestions for improvement, etc., and we'll do everything we can to provide help.

    Here is a link to the latest version:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/83s63gf27n...0.2c.xlsx?dl=0
    DropBox can be a little fussy at times, so please let me know if the link gives you problems.

    Enjoy!
    Last edited by MBMorgan; March 22nd, 2017, 10:20 AM.
  • SMOG MAN
    Club Member
    • Jan 2016
    • 292
    • San Diego, California
    • Rec Tec 680
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      My old worn out Gasser for burgers

    Top | #2
    I just downloaded and opened file without any problems so far, thanks!!

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    • RonB
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 10855
      • Near Richmond VA
      • Weber Performer Deluxe
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      Top | #3
      Thanx to both of you.

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      • EdF
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        • Jul 2016
        • 3277
        • Atlantic Highlands, NJ
        • Uuni Pro (new kid in town)
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          Large BGE since 2002 + plate setter + pizza stone + upper grid + stainless paella pan for drippings (the best!)
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        Top | #4
        Awesome! Thank you both!

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        • Michael Brinton
          Club Member
          • May 2016
          • 263

          Top | #5
          Fantastic! I've always tried to wing it, with less than desirable results. Using a tool such as this is a sure fire way to improve. Thanks guys!

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          • Willy
            Charter Member
            • Apr 2015
            • 1806
            • High Desert of the Great Southwest

            Top | #6
            SWEET! Thanks for youse guys' work.

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            • tbob4
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              • Nov 2014
              • 1885
              • Chico, CA
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              Top | #7
              Awesome job. While I do not do bread it is fantastic work and the type of resource that goes well beyond what someone would expect from "any old BBQ" site.

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              • scottranda
                Charter Member
                • May 2015
                • 1450
                • Charlotte, NC

                Top | #8
                Excel geeks unite! We hope it serves as a useful tool to those experienced and beginners alike! It was fun to make a bread tool to help everyone!

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                • Willy
                  Charter Member
                  • Apr 2015
                  • 1806
                  • High Desert of the Great Southwest

                  Top | #9
                  I just downloaded it too. My mistake was to click on the document in the post and not the link. DUH!

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                  • MBMorgan
                    Club Member
                    • Sep 2015
                    • 5722
                    • Colorado
                    • > Weber Genesis EP-330
                      > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
                      > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
                      > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
                      > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
                      to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
                      > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
                      > Thermoworks Smoke
                      > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
                      > Thermoworks Thermapen
                      > Thermoworks IR-GUN-S
                      > Anova sous vide circulator
                      > Searzall torch
                      > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

                      > Favorite Beer: Guinness Extra Stout, Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, or Alaskan Amber
                      > Favorite Wine: Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel or Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend
                      > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

                    Top | #10
                    I just created an updated link to the latest version of the spreadsheet in my original post in this thread. It's grown in functionality since the first version so its name has been changed to the more generic "Baker's Toolkit".

                    In the latest version, you'll find the following:
                    1. An updated Intro sheet (formerly "Title") with a few edits and some additional information about new functionality.
                    2. The Bread Log (from scottranda ) is unchanged.
                    3. A new sheet from Willy labeled "Boost Flour Protein Level" which handles the math when you need to boost your flour protein level.
                    4. Two Blank Recipe Sheets:
                      1. Blank Recipe Sheet (by %) - This one is new. In it you enter ingredient amounts in Baker's % instead of weight.
                      2. Blank Recipe Sheet (by wt) - This is the original sheet in which you enter ingredient amounts by weight.
                    5. Five sheets with examples of how each is used for several bread formulas ... including two new ones showing how to use the new "Recipe Sheet (by %)" format.
                    6. The original "Common Ingredients" sheet is unchanged.

                    THE LINK TO THE LATEST VERSION IS IN THE FIRST POST IN THIS THREAD

                    Enjoy! (and feel free to ask questions or provide feedback or suggestions)
                    Last edited by MBMorgan; March 22nd, 2017, 10:22 AM.

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                    • scottranda
                      Charter Member
                      • May 2015
                      • 1450
                      • Charlotte, NC

                      Top | #11
                      This is some great stuff (if I do say so myself). I hope it serves our community. I have a few friends interested in bread making. This will be my go-to teaching tool.

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                      • JCBBQ
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                        • Jan 2016
                        • 1141
                        • Jersey City, NJ
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                          SF Giants

                          MCS wish list - Lone Star Grillz off set

                        Top | #12
                        Way to go guys! Still haven't gotten around to making bread yet but I will eventually. So thanks in advance.

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                        • Dr ROK
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                          • Dec 2014
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                          • Morrill, Nebraska
                          • Retired high school teacher and principal
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                            Weber 22 1/2" kettle w/ GrillGrates AND Slow and Sear
                            Rec Tec Mini Portable Tailgater w/ GrillGrates
                            Plenty of GrillGrates
                            Uuni wood pellet oven, first generation
                            Roccbox Pizza Oven
                            Meater Block
                            "Go Big Red" Thermopen instant read thermometer
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                            Tru-Temp wireless thermometer
                            Infrared thermometer (Mainly use for pizza on the Uuni and Roccbox)

                            Beverages - Is there really anything other than Guinness? Oh yeah, I forgot about tequila!

                          Top | #13
                          Thank you for your efforts!

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                          • TheCountofQ
                            Former Member
                            • Apr 2015
                            • 526
                            • Tulsa, Oklahoma

                            Top | #14
                            Thanks for fixing the link!! This thread is worthy of a "bump", I believe.

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                            • scottranda
                              Charter Member
                              • May 2015
                              • 1450
                              • Charlotte, NC

                              Top | #15
                              Thanks. A lot of thought went into this. If you're wanting to learn bread, you can't beat this excel file which is only found on the Pit.

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