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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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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Neapolitan and Nearly-politan Pizza on a Weber Kettle?

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  • tugboat
    Former Member
    • Nov 2015
    • 104

    Top | #1

    Neapolitan and Nearly-politan Pizza on a Weber Kettle?

    One of my favorite meals to cook is pizza. I bake nearly-politan pizzas with 24-hour fermented sourdough crust, homemade sauce, the whole shebang, and I love it. I use the pizza steel and broiler trick (1/2" steel plate preheated to 550+ and placed 3-4 inches beneath a hot broiler) and get a perfectly baked pizza in 3-4 minutes. Problem is now that it's warm/hot out the kitchen gets HOT when I bake pizzas. Potential solution? Do it on the grill.

    I know the main problem with grills is that there's so much heat from below that it's hard to cook the top of the pizza evenly. I've seen the kettlepizza and it seems to have a decent reception on the pizza making forum but reception here seems lukewarm. Theoretically it seems like it may help solve the problems with gas grills and that jury rigging something with top stones, to reflect heat, etc.... would cost roughly the same.

    What are people around here doing with their Weber Kettles to bake 2-4 minute Neapolitan style pizzas? It at least looks like you could get the base kettlepizza kit, a slow n sear (which I plan to get anyways), and a pizza stone and some minor fabrication add some sort of heat deflector to the top of the basic kit instead of shelling out $400 for the top of the like deal. That looks intriguing.
    Last edited by tugboat; May 9th, 2016, 03:49 AM.
  • RonB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 10818
    • 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
    I'd suggest getting a hovergrill and either a piece of stainless steel sheet or a second stone to sit of the hovergrill. The ss might get you some reflected heat while the second stone will supply radiated heat. I have the kettlepizza, but I don't use it any more. The last time I made pizza on the grill I made a very hot fire and just put the pizza on a preheated stone. It took about 8 minutes, but the results were very good.
    I did preheat the stone for about an hour in the oven, (which might defeat your purpose of keeping the heat out of the kitchen). If I was going to do this, I'd try the ss sheet first because using two stones would mean coming up with a way to preheat both. Preheating for an hour on the grill would be difficult because adding more fuel would be problematic.

    Hovergrill:
    Amazon.com : Individual Hovergrill : Cooking Grates : Patio, Lawn & Garden

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    • Jon Solberg
      Former Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 5194

      Top | #3
      Pizzakettle is fun. It can do 650° plus with no SnS . I picked up a cheap Camp Chef Lumberjack skillet to use instead on buying the one from Pizzakettle. (the handles bolt on)

      Its hard to do 2-3min pies. Its just not an even heat 5-7 maybe.


      I think with your steel and a slow in SnS your going to be alright with nothing. You can put some heat out and its not exactly under it. you just need to turn more than you want to.


      If you want a Pizzakettle with a pro kit. PKKP-22 I'll make you a sweet deal on a used one. : )

      Heres a low and slow pie on a 26 with an SnS. I think this was runnin about 425ish. I dont get to worried about tracking temps for stuff like this. I use the dome and have a good idea on how mush its off.



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      • tugboat
        Former Member
        • Nov 2015
        • 104

        Top | #4
        I don't mind turning or raising the pie off the stone to finish the top. I'm thinking that with the "toys" I'll have with the kettle (slow n sear, grate with charcoal hinge) that buying the $400 kit is redundant, but that the base ring may be a good purchase with the addition of a steel reflector of some sort on top to keep the heat low. That'll also make it easy to manage the pie during the bake and not have to worry about lifting a scorching hot lid. I really want to keep the 3-4 minute bake is the thing. If it'll take 7 minutes I'll just save the dough, suck it up, and use the kitchen oven.

        I'll also likely have a hovergrill but I'm worried that underneath it will be too narrow with the legs to manage a pizza.

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        • Jon Solberg
          Former Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 5194

          Top | #5
          Sooo when are you getting a grill : ) We are looking forward to seeing a signature for you.

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          • tugboat
            Former Member
            • Nov 2015
            • 104

            Top | #6
            Originally posted by Jon Solberg View Post
            Sooo when are you getting a grill : ) We are looking forward to seeing a signature for you.
            Soon enough.

            Of course I'm also wondering if all the charcoal this thing would consume would make it more trouble than what it's worth. I can't imagine a Kettle holding heat well, and from what I've been reading it would consume an immense amount of charcoal and hardwood. If I decide it's worth it to buy a pizza thingy a Blackstone might be more worth it.

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            • RichBrew
              Club Member
              • Feb 2016
              • 62
              • Buford GA

              Top | #7
              I haven't done it yet, but I've been doing homework on kettle or BGE for pizza and ran across this article. It's not the only way, but they turned out some nice looking pies.

              http://slice.seriouseats.com/archive...its-maker.html

              I think there is a serious eats version of the kettle pizza now too.

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              • Dr ROK
                Charter Member
                • Dec 2014
                • 1400
                • Morrill, Nebraska
                • Retired high school teacher and principal
                  Dr ROK - Rider of Kawasaki &/or rock and roll fan
                  Yoder 640 on Husker themed comp cart
                  Cookshack Smokette smoker
                  Antique refrigerator smoker
                  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
                  Ultrafast instant read thermometer
                  CDN quick read thermometer
                  Maverick ET-732 thermometer
                  Maverick ET-735 thermometer
                  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 | #8
                Originally posted by Jon Solberg View Post


                If you want a Pizzakettle with a pro kit. PKKP-22 I'll make you a sweet deal on a used one. : )

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                Jon Solberg What would you want for it?

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                • Jon Solberg
                  Former Member
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 5194

                  Top | #9
                  I dont know Doc.

                  I'm thinking 100.00 + shipping would do it. I hate to sell stuff but I'd love to see it used. I'll get some pics this weekend. Its up north at camp. It is for sure used. The stone is stained. Heres is an older pick that shows the stains.

                  Dr ROK
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                  • Dr ROK
                    Dr ROK commented
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                    I don't need pics right away. Just next time you are "up north". thanx-mac!

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