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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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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

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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.

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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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  • Frozen Smoke
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 1613
    • Northern Mn

    Top | #1

    Chili dogs in the dutch oven...

    I get chili dog cravings about twice a year and they must be satisfied. I made these awhile back I usually don't take the time to do this but that particular day I must have had more patience than usual. Everything goes in the dutch oven buns and all.
    You spread the inside of the buns with mayo first which keeps them from getting soggy. I don't know how but it works.
    Buns come out nice and toasted.
    Put the dog in the bun your chili, onions and cheese and bacon. Set up the oven to run at 350 for 45 minutes and you're good to go!

    I used a do diaper..
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  • DWCowles
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 10246
    • Smiths Grove, Ky
    • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

    Top | #2
    Looks good!

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    • Butchman
      Club Member
      • Mar 2017
      • 530
      • Estero, FL

      Top | #3
      Awesome looking meal!

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

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          Gear:

          Weber Performer Deluxe W/ SNS, Craycort CI grates, SNS
          WSCGC (Weber Summit Charcoal Grill Center W/ SNS, DNG
          Texas Original Pits, Offset Smoker
          WSM 18" W/ Upside-down door mod
          Camp Chief Flattop, The big one...
          Weber Genesis II S-335
          Texas Fire Pit

          Latest addition: Stampede 590

          Thermos:

          Maveric's Most all of em...
          FireBoard W/ Fan Control, GURU Fan
          ThermoWorks, most all of em...
          Meater

        Top | #4
        Looks FANTASTIC! I too get chili dog cravings. Don't know what it is but I love the things.

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        • Mr. Bones
          Birthday Hat Master
          • Sep 2016
          • 8124
          • Kansas Territory
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            Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
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            Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
            Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
            Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
            Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
            Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
            Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
            Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
            Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

            Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
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            Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

            Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
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            Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
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            ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
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          Top | #5
          Those look Guuuddd!!!!

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          • Jerod Broussard
            Moderator
            • Jun 2014
            • 9452
            • East Texas
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              Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
              Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
              Weber Smokey Joe Gold
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              Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
              B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
              B & B Pellets

            Top | #6
            That mayo might do the same thing to the bun as it does to the surface of a steak and fish to help it bark up somewhat.

            Yet another reason to choose mayo as your last and only condiment.

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            • lemayp
              lemayp commented
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              Just say no to mayo...
          • RonB
            Club Member
            • Apr 2016
            • 10882
            • Near Richmond VA
            • Weber Performer Deluxe
              SNS
              Pizza insert
              Rotisserie
              Smokenator 1000
              Cookshack Smokette Elite
              2 Thermapens
              Chefalarm
              Dot
              lots of probes.
              CyberQ

            Top | #7
            Me wants!

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            • Frozen Smoke
              Club Member
              • Nov 2017
              • 1613
              • Northern Mn

              Top | #8
              I don't know why I did this to myself. I just checked the fridge I have dogs and buns but no chili in the house.
              I will see if the craving passes otherwise it's off to the store for a can of Hormel with beans!

              Comment


              • Mr. Bones
                Mr. Bones commented
                Editing a comment
                Wolf Brand works great, too, if ya' can find it thereabouts...

              • lonnie mac
                lonnie mac commented
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                I agree with Mr. Bones! Although the Moonbeam always takes a small can of Hormel, and mixes it with a small can of Wolf. Kinda our go-to cheap chili. Dang good too.
            • hogdog6
              Charter Member
              • Dec 2014
              • 525
              • Liberty, Utah

              Top | #9
              Chili dogs are in my top 10 favorite eats and those look fantastic. Definitely on the todo list for me.

              Comment

              • HouseHomey
                Club Member
                • May 2016
                • 4128
                • Huntington Beach, Ca. Surf City USA.
                • Equipment
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                  Erik S.

                Top | #10
                Darn those chili dogs!

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                • FishTalesNC
                  Club Member
                  • Dec 2017
                  • 906
                  • Durham, NC

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                    • PBC Basket Hanger

                  Top | #11
                  This is in my future. Thank you!

                  Comment

                  • Steve B
                    Club Member
                    • Jun 2016
                    • 2637
                    • Rockland county New York
                    • Lonestar Grillz 24x36 offset smoker, grill, w/ main chamber charcoal grate and 3 tel-tru thermometers - left, right and center
                      Yoke Up custom charcoal basket and a Grill Wraps cover.

                      22.5 copper kettle w/ SnS, DnG, BBQ vortex, gasket and stainless steel hinge kit.

                      Napoleon gas grill (soon to go bye bye) rotting out.

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                      1 maverick et-733 - gray
                      1 new standard grilling remote digital thermometer
                      1 thermoworks thermopen mk4 - red
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                      Pre Miala flavor injector
                      taylor digital scale
                      TSM meat grinder
                      chefs choice food slicer
                      cuisinhart food processor
                      food saver vacuum sealer
                      TSM harvest food dehydrator

                    Top | #12
                    that is one awesome looking mess you got there.. Yummmmmmm

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                    • DeusDingo
                      Founding Member
                      • Jul 2014
                      • 1141
                      • Madison, WI
                      • Weber Q320 grill
                        Masterbuilt Propane Smoker
                        Maverick and thermo Pen thermometers

                      Top | #13
                      those look awesome! i bet they are a little challenge to take them out of the crock pot when they are ready!

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                      • Bob's BBQ
                        Club Member
                        • Jan 2016
                        • 496
                        • Wisconsin

                        Top | #14
                        So cool - I have to try this!!

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                        • texastweeter
                          Club Member
                          • Jul 2017
                          • 1967
                          • Republic of Texas

                          Top | #15
                          I make enchalads in a dutch oven, but never chilidogs....this is going on my must do list.

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