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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

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.

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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.

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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!

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.

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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

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.

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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'.

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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.

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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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  • Top | #1

    Dirty South Gravy

    First, I hope this is where this recipe needs to go, if not, I ask that the moderators move it to the appropriate spot. My wife asked that I share this as it is her number one recipe of mine (even above brisket and beef ribs, which hurt my pride a bit) and I am required to cook it at minimum once a month.

    Ingredients:

    1lb of breakfast pan sausage (I recommend Slovacek’s, but any medium to spicy breakfast pan sausage will do)

    2 cups heavy cream

    1 large pat of butter

    Seasoned salt to taste

    Ground black pepper to taste

    1 splash (about a teaspoon) of hot sauce (I recommend Trappey’s Red Devil Sauce)

    1 Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce

    1/3 cup of REAL maple syrup

    1 black iron skillet (I use an old No10 Wagner)



    Directions:

    Brown the sausage well in the skillet over medium low heat, and crumble. Once browned, add the butter and cook until the water is out and fondt (the brown goodies stuck to the bottom of the skillet) has formed. Add the heavy cream and bring to a low simmer, stirring to deglaze the bottom of the pan. Once a simmer has been attained, add the rest of the ingredients, and continue to simmer for about 10 minutes. Serve over biscuits or toast points.
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  • Top | #2
    This looks interesting, I'll have to give it a try. Slovacek Sausage for the win! I love their BBQ links.

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    • texastweeter
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      have 2 dozen of their hot links and one of their round link baloney in the freezer, homey!

  • Top | #3
    Will definitely try this. Love biscuits and gravy. Will probably cut back on the maple syrup, not big on sweet. thanks!

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    • texastweeter
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      honestly I suggest you don't. Try it there at first, it's not overly sweet. The heat and fat balance it out perfectly. Also, if your using real maple syrup, it has a savory quality of its own. If you don't like it, I'll reimburse you the cost of the sausage, lol.

    • ofelles
      ofelles commented
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      LOL Okay I'll try. Yes only real maple syrup ever.
      I stay away from sweet BBQ sauces also. Love the savory and the vinegary.

    • Sam6687
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      Sausage gravy & biscuits is a Christmas morning tradition at my house, a few years ago we messed up and someone bought maple breakfast sausage since nothing is open Christmas morning i just went with what we had. it was a beautiful mistake. no like texastweeter i add a little real maple syrup every time i make it.

  • Top | #4
    The word's Southern and Maple are an oxymoron. Cane syrup or sorghum yes, mapleno way.

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    • texastweeter
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      ce back to us on one of the northern raids from the Civil War....at least that's my story and I'm sticking to it! (originally I made it with 1/4 cup molasses, but the maple is even better...) Bkhuna

    • Scout789
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      Excuse me, there was NEVER a Civil War. It was the war of Northern Aggression!

  • Top | #5
    Doesn’t the Yankee syrup fight the southern sausage gravy?

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    • gcdmd
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      This time the South gets to win.

  • Top | #6
    I love sausage gravy and biscuits!

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    • Top | #7
      Kudos to your wife, it looks AMAZING.

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      • Top | #8
        No wonder she likes it!

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        • Top | #9
          texastweeter Interesting, no flour? What should the consistency of the finished gravy be?

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          • texastweeter
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            it comes out thick as normal gravy Rfhd69 jlazar

          • jlazar
            jlazar commented
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            Thanks

          • texastweeter
            texastweeter commented
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            My pleasure

        • Top | #10
          The secret is the heavy cream and that 10 minutes of gentle simmering. If you used milk or other thin liquid, you would probably have to simmer longer and/or use flour as a thickener.

          What's the right consistency? Whatever you like best. I personally shoot for a thin gravy texture -- creamy but easily pourable. The biscuits will want to soak up some of that gravy especially if the gravy isn't too thick. But it's all personal choice.

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          • texastweeter
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            And it doesn't get too gloopy as it cools!

          • Dewesq55
            Dewesq55 commented
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            Agree with this. It's how I make my brandy creame au poivre sauce for Steak Au Poivre. Just reduce the cream. Delish!

          • texastweeter
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            Dewesq55 love green peppercorns in AuPoivre

        • Top | #11
          Oooohhhhhh! Myyyyyyyyyy! I would love that. Darn that my wife is lactose intolerant, and darn that I try not to eat a heavy breakfast. Maybe I'll make it for dinner when she's out of town!

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          • FireMan
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            Hey, this you can eat anytime, there is no clock attached.

        • Top | #12
          Try replacing the sausage with leftover pulled pork. Or brisket. My oh my.

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          • Top | #13
            I think my favorite ingredient might be the Wagner 10. 🕶

            What I might add to it, as I love to do, is a sunny egg or two on top.
            Last edited by FireMan; July 30th, 2019, 07:47 AM.

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            • texastweeter
              texastweeter commented
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              that's actually how I eat it!

            • texastweeter
              texastweeter commented
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              I like BSR stuff on my glass top usually, and Wagner in the oven, campfire, or gas range, but that no.10 is the perfect size for this recipe.

          • Top | #14
            Somehow missed this one, what a heart stopper.....LOVE IT !!!

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            • texastweeter
              texastweeter commented
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              klflowers there are a lot more old drunks still alive in this world than old doctors...I'm just saying.

            • texastweeter
              texastweeter commented
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              Thanks for the GOTEXAN endorsement. Means a lot!

            • klflowers
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              texastweeter i have that going for me too!

          • Top | #15
            The popular breakfast choice at my local Norwegian restaurant is "Ole's Special" -- sausage gravy over hash browns with couple of eggs (sunny side up, of course!) over top. They make the biscuits and gravy version too. It's hard to choose.

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