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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

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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

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

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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

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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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    Wing Contest ideas / recipes

    There is a local parent-child bbq competition that I just entered into with my daughter and one of the categories is wings. I'm happy with the wings I've made in the past but I don't really do them all that often so I am curious for recipe ideas and other tips/techniques (brining, for example). It is technically a competitive event (in that there are prizes) but we're just going in for fun so I don't need anything super complicated.

    They'll have electricity so I could bring my pellet smoker, but I think I'll just take my Jumbo Joe. So it'd be a charcoal cook if that helps to narrow down suggestions.


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    I've really been getting away from using wood when cooking - just straight charcoal. An exception is wings. I recommend hickory for wings. I like to brush them with sauce about halfway through the cook so it glazes a bit, and of course make sure you still have sauce left when the cook is complete to roll them around in.

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    • Top | #3
      Have you ever tried vortex wings.
      I think you just might win all the prizes using this method.

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      • jabostick
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        I don't have a vortex but was planning to use a charcoal basket and cook on indirect before finishing over the charcoal, so I think it's a similar style.

      • holehogg
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        You can get a SS dish with a diameter to suit your kettle and make sure the depth is less than the measurement between charcoal grate and cooking grate. Cut off the base of dish and you have a vortex.

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      Something I tried recently that I'd love to hear feedback on is mixing 50/50 Newman's Own Creamy Caesar Dressing and Franks. Here's the thing, it has to be Newman's Own Creamy Caesar, it is different, saltier and more bold than typical Caesar dressings. It itself is good on chicken (and my personal favorite on salad), but mixed 50/50 w/ Frank's leans it into classic Buffalo Wing territory, just with something special to it. I used it as a finishing sauce, like you would normal Buffalo. I might do a very light dry brine but there's enough flavor there you don't need to IMO.

      EDIT: Ratio doesn't need to be 50/50, do whatever tastes or looks good!

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      • Huskee
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        JeffJ it was an 'excellent' movie!

      • jfmorris
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        This is on my short list, and a heck of a lot simpler than the sauce I make, melting butter and all for it and mixing in a dozen things.

      • jabostick
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        I tried this as a test run, by the way and it turned out great. I also added a bit of honey but they got great reviews. My daughter, however, is a maniac for pickles so for our contest we're going to try dill pickle wings.
        I'll be making these again though

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      Wet brine them in a pastrami brine. Dry well. Season accordingly with pepper n such. Dry well. Smoke and then toss with a spicy Russian dressing. Garnish with chopped egg and Cornishon. Finish with micro greens.

      alternatively you can bread after the dry and fry in lard. Drizzle the sauce and garnish accordingly.
      Last edited by HouseHomey; August 7th, 2019, 11:16 AM.

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      • Huskee
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        Interesting ideas from a pro!

      • Spinaker
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        Uhhhhhh, this sounds unreal. One of those, "why didn't I think of that deals?!"

      • HouseHomey
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        Huskee Spinaker I’ve still been kicking this around in my head.

    • Top | #6
      Thanks everyone. My first thought was to finish it with alabama white sauce. It is pretty uncommon where I am from so it might stand out a bit, though that could work against me though, I suppose. I like Huskee's idea actually. Open to more suggestions though!

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      • Top | #7
        Can go wrong with Huli Huli wings

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        • JCGrill
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          Those are darn good. I've done them a few times.

        • Mudkat
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          They're on the sweet side too do that might be good for kids.

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        I'm a fan of grilled wings with a dry rub. There's a local guy who sells rubs and he's got a sweet heat kind of rub that I'm trying to riff off of. Still working on it.

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        • Top | #9
          There are so many ways to do wings. I love Teriyaki, Anchor, white sauce, Memphis dry rub, Carolina wet sauce, Kansas City sweet sauce, Nashville extra hot. You name it there is a wing out there that you can win with. Separate the pieces and get rid ot the tips. Make sure they are well coated. I would go with the grilled white sauce, it is new coat them while cooking and again when taking them off. But make sure you use Meatheads White Sauce.

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          • Top | #10
            The smoked wings at Home Team BBQ in Charleston rock! https://destination-bbq.com/home-tea...n-wing-recipe/

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            • Top | #11
              The only advice I can give you is DO NOT try something for the first time for a contest / competition. Make sure you always try it once or twice before you plan on submitting it to be judged.

              Epic failures can and will happen trying things for the first time.

              Trust me, I know.

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                Thought I should update with pics (I never take as many as I plan to). They also supplied us with beef to cook, so that's the other pic. Was very happy with how the Dill Pickle wings turned out but was glad I did a trial run before hand (and checked in here for ideas)! Click image for larger version

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                • Spinaker
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                  Nice work!

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                Huskee I'm going to try your wing recipe, Do you just grill on charcoal, plain until done. Then roll them in the mix of Caesar & Franks?

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                • Huskee
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                  Yep. You can salt lightly but it's not really needed with that Newman's Caesar.
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