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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!

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

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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.

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

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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.

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  • Karon Adams
    Charter Member
    • Feb 2015
    • 1507
    • Chattanooga TN
    • Karon Adams
      Consort of the Flame
      Cooking is a Sacred Endeavour
      Big Poppa's Drum conversion
      Maverick wireless meat & grill thermometers
      Thermopen Instant Read Thermometer
      Pit IQ blower

    Top | #1

    Revenge of the Frustrated Baker....

    Yes, I've been absent. not my usual MO in January. But I haven't been able to do much this season.

    Have you seen the advertisements about Hernia Mesh failure? sadly, the Y had had that problem. several years ago, he had prostate cancer and had surgery. He has been cancer free with excellent PSAs since. The surgery was done laparoscopic and he was out in days. unfortunately, the incisions, all six of them, failed to close on the muscle layer. so, he went back in for repair. he had herniated between the incisions so instead of 6 small ones, he had 2 large ones. that repair failed, leaving us to do it again two years later and THAT has failed.

    And, in the interim, the Y has, shall we say......indulged.

    Please gentlemen, get your PSA tested. I have never been more terrified in my life than when his doctor told me his biopsy was positive. even then, I didn't realize the full implications. thank heavens we handled the issue or I would be a widow these last 10 years, most likely. everyone over 50, for those with it in the family, at 40 and black men, 10 years before both ages. if you miss this one, it is not good.

    anyway, having indulged, especially since he has retired and begun the second career, making people mad for a living, he has also been doing less physical labor. he went from Elevator Mechanic, 18 flights of stairs per day, on average, carrying a 25 pound tool box, to riding the elevators and carrying a clipboard.

    so, for the last 3 months, the Y has been on a weight loss plan that meant low carbs. To his credit, he has done very well. But I'm going NUT! (no comments from the peanut gallery on that one, I know it is a short journey with no need to stop for gas). So I have not been able to indulge in my usual winter baking. no bread, no tarts, no cakes, no cookies. I'm lost!

    Well, no able to stand it any longer, I finally said Heck with it last weekend. GOSH I feel better!

    Last weekend, Alsatian Onion Tart. which is actually a gorgeous deep dish quiche of home made buttercrust with luscious crream custard and Gryere cheese and carmelized onions. I took pictures but I am sorry to say they didn't come out well and, I'm sorry, but I was too eager to dig in to check the card before indulging. My apologies.

    I've also been reading and learning about Korean History and trying to learn a little of the Korean Language. this has, of course, led to trying Korean Food.

    It began with Mandu Yaki. meat dumplings, made with the same dough used for Ramen Noodles, rolled thin and stiffed with meat and some chopped veg. Yaki is fried, so pan fried and AMAZING! Dipping sauces of choice!

    Fine cooking cooperated with a terrific story on Ramen this last issue, so, we made Ramen. and BOY was it good! hand made noodles, a deep, rich broth and various veg in the bowl. Ramen is basically Korean/Japanese Second Day Stew. Fantastic stuff! the broth made from what would be the dripping from any roast, add chicken stock to make it a soup, serve over noodles, made chewy with alkaline water, and bits of all the veg in the bowl. VERY filling and so savory, the Y and I both were making ourselves stop. and we just reheated it and had it again the next night!

    Then, this AM, I was dying for breakfast pastry. so I decided to try Hoetteokk. Korean filled pancakes. lean yeast dough, kneaded and rolled out, a spoonful of filling, sugar & walnuts, or jam or you could go savory and make it a meaty/cheesy dish, cooked/baked/fried in a skillet. Asia isn't really a country of ovens, so the breads are usually steamed or panfried. this is kind of a combination. fried, then a lid on the pan to make a minioven to steam/bake the bread. They are street food in Korea and understandable why they are so popular! Yummy, chewy inside out pancakes, but not pancakes as it is lean yeast dough rather than batter.

    Yes, I'm bragging! I haven't been able to enjoy this much time in the kitchen since Before Christmas! I need to shoot some of the Hoettoek before they're all eaten but for now, enjoy the Ramen pics. I'll probably be back to no carb cooking again, fast, but for the moment, for a week, it has been wonderful getting to bake again. good to know i haven't forgotten how!

    <SIGH>

    Back to behaving myself. SO sad and boring!!

    At least it's finally time to start the seeds for Spring! Happy Eating!!


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  • RonB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 10822
    • Near Richmond VA
    • Weber Performer Deluxe
      SNS
      Pizza insert
      Rotisserie
      Smokenator 1000
      Cookshack Smokette Elite
      2 Thermapens
      Chefalarm
      Dot
      lots of probes.
      CyberQ

    Top | #2
    That looks yummy. I do hope your husband does get everything worked out. I had a prostate scare a few years ago, but it turned out to not be cancerous.

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    • smokenoob
      Club Member
      • Dec 2017
      • 786
      • Gulf Breeze, Florida

      Top | #3
      Yikes Karon! Welcome back! Yes, we must monitor many parameters to keep our bodies in shape and and our cooks where we like them. Pics look great! After we moved from California to the redneck riviera, we eat much less asian food

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      • FireMan
        Charter Member
        • Jul 2015
        • 6669
        • Bottom of Winnebago

        Top | #4
        Great lookin cook! Missed you. Wish you and Y for better days.

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        • Jerod Broussard
          Moderator
          • Jun 2014
          • 9440
          • East Texas
          • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
            Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
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            Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
            B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
            B & B Pellets

          Top | #5
          Here's to things looking up!

          Sweet sticks. Lady back home taught me how to use sticks in high school. Didn't realize the thumb was so involved. She was from Vietnam. Funny as heck.

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          • CandySueQ
            Moderator
            • Jul 2014
            • 1620
            • Pellet Fired Jambo, T1000 Woodmaster, FEC100, MAK 2 star, Yoder 640, Backwoods Pellet Chef, 14" & 22" WSM, 22" Weber Kettle, Stoven, Hot Box Grill, Hasty Bake Portable

            Top | #6
            I would eat that! No baking is hard.

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            • Karon Adams
              Charter Member
              • Feb 2015
              • 1507
              • Chattanooga TN
              • Karon Adams
                Consort of the Flame
                Cooking is a Sacred Endeavour
                Big Poppa's Drum conversion
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                Thermopen Instant Read Thermometer
                Pit IQ blower

              Top | #7
              you know, though, it's just not fair! You guys, man. When i diet, I starve and starve and, if I'm lucky, I MIGHT lose 15 pounds in 6 months or so. The Y, he quits eating bread for three months and 20 pounds just fall right off!!! Just not fair!!

              Meanwhile, didn't mean to paint a bleak picture, but I DO want to tell you guys, get TESTED!!! I don't want to lose any of you! the Y is cancer free and I can't ask for better on that score. Now we just need to get his belly closed. and, a little less of said belly will help!

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

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                  Home of Brutus Ten!

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                  Weber Performer Deluxe W/ SNS, Craycort CI grates, SNS
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                  Texas Original Pits, Offset Smoker
                  WSM 18" W/ Upside-down door mod
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                  Maveric's Most all of em...
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                  Meater

                Top | #8
                Welcome back!

                I try to keep my body in such a state of confusion it don't know what to break next!

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                • Troutman
                  Member Recipe Director
                  • Aug 2017
                  • 6249
                  • Republic of Texallence

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                  Top | #9
                  Yea welcome back Karon, we miss your musings !!! Couple of comments, first of all you are right about prostate cancer. Although I've dodged the bullet so far, it is very real. My doctor told me that if you're a male and fortunate enough to live to be 90, you will get it, but went on to say that's not what will probably kill you!! Now for those of use in between, we should get checked at least once a year. I have heard just recently; however, that they are questioning the effectiveness of the PSA test, but that's for another forum and another day.

                  As to your Korean experiences, I agree that their ramen is excellent. Really started enjoying the Japanese style here in the Houston area, it has become the new "hip" thing to eat. I love a restaurant called AGU which is a chain was started by a Japanese/Hawaiian I believe in the Cali area. His ramen features belly, which as we all know is to die for. They braise theirs until it literally melts in your mouth.

                  Anyway, good to have you back, hope to hear from you soon. And hope thing work out for the Y as well !!

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                  • EdF
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                    As someone who got that cancer in 2006, and has been clean since the operation, get the PSA test and ignore the nay-sayers. It's mainly an insurance company scam to save money.

                    I'd be dead if one of my dogs hadn't nipped me then, and instigated a physical that included that test.

                    She gets steak.

                  • Karon Adams
                    Karon Adams commented
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                    Yes, any man who lives long enough WILL get prostate cancer. past a certain age, it is unlikely to be the cause of death. but, when it arrives early, it can cause death, not BY the prostate dying, but by escaping the prostate capsule and becoming bone and lymphatic cancer. and that will happen within a few years from the onset of prostate cancer. That's why you begin screening young
                • Danjohnston949
                  In Memoriam
                  • Dec 2014
                  • 4630
                  • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

                  Top | #10
                  Karon Adams, I was Wondering Where Our Secret Santa Phenomina Had Went‼️ I Hope "HWMO" the "Y" is Doing Well Now‼️ It Sounds Like You and He Have Had a Long Lesson on Why They Call It Practicing Medicine❓ Glad You're Back‼️
                  From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan

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