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Some Of Our Favorite
Tools And Toys

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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.

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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.

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

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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Which Pizza Stone For My Weber 22 With SnS?

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  • fkrall
    Club Member
    • Jan 2017
    • 81
    • Northern NJ

    Top | #1

    Which Pizza Stone For My Weber 22 With SnS?

    I ready to buy a pizza stone for my Weber 22 with SnS, either Fibrament-D or Cordierite. I know how they differ but can't find any guidance on which will provide the best dough/topping cooking balance on my grill using lump charcoal. I'd like to buy a 14" round, but that intrudes a bit over the SnS. Is that a problem? I'd appreciate any input.
  • RonB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 10836
    • 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
    Neither. I recommend a Baking Steel.

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    • CaptainMike
      CaptainMike commented
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      Me too.

    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Me three.
  • JimLinebarger
    Club Member
    • Jun 2017
    • 623
    • Spokane Valley, Wa.
    • Grills/Smokers
      Blaze 32" 4-Burner Gas Grill w/infrared rear rotisserie burner
      Weber Jumbo Joe
      Weber 22" Master-Touch Kettle
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      Great Outdoors Smoky Mountain Series 36" Vertical Gas Smoker
      Traeger Timberline 850

      Thermometers
      Thermoworks Smoke
      Maverick ET-733
      Thermapen Mk4, Red

      Sous Vide
      Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker, Bluetooth, 800W
      Anova Precision Cooker Insulated Container
      Lipavi C15 container and lid
      Lipavi L15 Rack

      Accessories
      SNS
      BBQ Guru DigiQ (for PBC and 22" Weber Kettle)
      BBQ Dragon
      BBQ Dragon Grill Table for 22" Weber Kettle
      Fire Butler (for Weber 22")
      Grill Grates for Jumbo Joe and Blaze grill
      Hovergrill

      About me
      Name: Jim
      Nick name: Bear
      Location: Spokane Valley, Wa.
      Born at a very young age at Egland AFB, Ft. Walton Beach, FL.

      USAF vet, ECM (F4 & B52)/B52 Crew Chief, Computer Systems NCO, disabled
      Former Computer Tech/Admin
      Campus Manager/Lead Tech/Tech (IT) for The Kemtah Group contracted to Intel, Rio Rancho, NM.
      Short Term Missionary to the Marshall Islands with MAPS of DFM of AOG

    Top | #3
    I use GrillGrates on my gasser and that brings the temp up well over 800oF if I am not careful. I'm looking to try a similar method on my kettle.

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    • fkrall
      Club Member
      • Jan 2017
      • 81
      • Northern NJ

      Top | #4
      Hmmmm. I rejected steel or cast iron because I understood the high temps and heat transfer rate would burn the crust before the toppings were ready. I thought that was the problem with cordierite as well, although less so. Am I wrong or is there a way to address that?

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      • Craigar
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        I use a Hovergrill with my Lodge cast iron pizza pan with great results. The Hovergrill will get the pizza closer to the top of the lid which cooks the toppings faster because of the higher heat temp.
    • Flavorsavor
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 241
      • Archer Lodge, NC
      • -Pit Barrel Cooker, Great-Grate and Turkey Hanger
        -Weber 22.5" Performer Silver w/ Slow 'n Sear , Rotisserie Attachment, and grill grates
        -Fireboard extreme bbq edition
        -Maverick ET-732 thermometer,
        -thermoworks RT600c Instant read
        -thermoworks thermopop
        -thermopen
        -BBQ Dragon
        -Chimney of Insanity
        -BBQ Guru Party Q

      Top | #5
      I use the lodge cast iron pizza pan on that same combo. The edge of the pan overhangs the SNS by a hair but it's easily compensated for by rotating the pan once or twice during cooking, and when the pan is properly pre-heated it makes less of a difference.

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      • fkrall
        fkrall commented
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        I'll check them both out--thanks Craig and Flavorsavor!
    • Missin44
      Club Member
      • Oct 2017
      • 106

      Top | #6
      I went to a local steel supplier and had them cut a 17"x16"x3/8" (this is for my home oven, too big for a kettle) plate of A36 steel plate for $35, and sand blasted for $10. Had I done it over I would have done 1/4" plate since its for the home oven an 3/8" is very heavy. I'm going to get another one for the kettle and will stick with the 3/8" plate. Get it home and season the same as you would cast iron. There are only 3 negatives in steel vs. stone: 1. Leave it outside and let it get wet and not dry it, it'll rust. Easy to fix though. 2. It's heavy 3. It takes a long time to cool, much longer than a stone. Advantages over stone: 1. It's not going to break 2. Holds heat better. I cooked with stones for years, tried a steel and tossed all of my stones in the garbage. I'll put my pizza up against anyone given the same cooking vessel. I'm not a great cook, but I do a lot of pizza and have my technique down.

      In addition, as I said in an earlier thread, learn Bakers Percentage. Then make your dough by weight not volume.

      I make a lot of pizza at home, usually twice a week. Cooking pizza is a balance between a perfectly charred bottom vs. perfectly charred top. Getting one of the two is easy, getting both takes some practice.
      Last edited by Missin44; June 9th, 2019, 08:44 PM.

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      • mountainsmoker
        Club Member
        • Jun 2019
        • 1245
        • Bryson City, NC

        Top | #7
        If you have a baking stone, throw it out and get a baking steel and learn how to use it. It will make a vastly superior pizza on a grill than a stone ever can. Just my two cents. Good move on using the Hovergrill by Craigar. Then the golden rule, toppings in moderation. Don't load it down or the ones on the bottom won't cook in the short amount of time the bottom crust is cooking.
        Last edited by mountainsmoker; June 9th, 2019, 10:35 PM.

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      • fkrall
        Club Member
        • Jan 2017
        • 81
        • Northern NJ

        Top | #8
        I'm alookin', I'm alookin'. Thanks everyone !

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