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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.

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.

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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'.

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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What are some of your "finds" at the store? (spices, rubs, sauce, etc.)

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    What are some of your "finds" at the store? (spices, rubs, sauce, etc.)

    I'm always on the lookout for new things to try. Here's some I found at the Fort Myers Beach Walmart. When I saw they were on clearance I bought several of each. Then the other day they were marked normally. Oh well at least I'll never run out.

    What are your "finds"?




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    Love to pick up some Dizzy Pig as they have an insane amount of different rubs. There is a BBQ supply store in my city that carries their full line and it is impressive to say the least.

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    • N227GB
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      I thought I came across a new store like that but it turned out they specialized in doing custom outdoor built-in grills with bars, countertops, etc. No real supplies there.

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    For supermarket stuff my wife & I really like this marinade. Sometimes I just use it straight as a dry seasoning/rub, much better flavor potency especially for thick pieces like breasts. Awesome on grilled & smoked chicken pieces.


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    • treesmacker
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      Got some of that at my local Winco for ten cents a pack recently - 20 packs assorted flavors with this one included - I haven't tried this one yet, but I will!

    • Huskee
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      treesmacker great deal! I tried the Bourbon & Brown Sugar one and didn't like it at all, but I think the Lime and Garlic one was pretty good too, just it wasn't as good as what I hoped it would be if I remember correctly. Of all the ones I've tried this is the one that the wife and I ended up liking the best. I look forward to your thoughts too.

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    I found this character wandering around the store aimlessly. He's been a huge help to my game.....

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    • Huskee
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      Yeah, well, I don't really buy books that any Tom, Dick or Harry can write just to make themselves a name...so...

    • surfdog
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      I think I recognize that guy!
      Not quite sure where I’ve seen him but I’m certain that I have.
      Hmmmm...

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    I found this at safeway once upon a time and now keep no fewer than three jars on hand.
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    • jhapka
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      Lol, I have never seen that before I grabbed this picture from amazon. I rolled my eyes too...

    • fzxdoc
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      I'd buy it for the great label alone. Then I'd tell hubby that Men's Health magazine says it's good for him. (Depending, I'm thinking, on what I put it on.) Good to know it's tasty.

      K.

    • N227GB
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      I used to get some Walkerswood sauces at Winn Dixie, but the store near me has been closed, along with several others.

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    Going to cook some steak, yessir! And believe it or not found it at Walmart! Click image for larger version

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    My wife is crazy about Trader Joe's Carolina Gold BBQ sauce, and I like it too...
    http://www.whatsgoodattraderjoes.com...que-sauce.html
    http://www.dirtysmokebbq.com/2013/10...bbq-sauce.html
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    • Murdy
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      Lotta quality products at Trader Joe's. I think their soy sauce is superior to most other widely available brands.

    • N227GB
      N227GB commented
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      My nearest Joe's is in Naples so I don't get there as often as I'd like. I'll have to pick up a bottle of this when I'm there next (along with some 3 Buck Chuck)

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    Marinating chicken today with Parrinade (named by Huskee after ABCBBQ Dave ). Always a hit. Can't often find Moore's Original Hickory marinade, so when I do, I score 3 or 4 bottles of it.

    I may not have this exactly as Dave does it, but here's how I roll with it:

    Parrinade for Chicken
    • Moore's Original (Hickory) Marinade
    • Kraft Zesty Italian dressing
    • Chicken pieces



    Mix the marinade and dressing half and half (equal parts). (May not need the whole bottles, depending on the amount of chicken.)
    Set some of the mixture aside to baste chicken pieces with while on the grill.
    Put chicken pieces in large Ziploc bag and pour in the remainder of the marinade. Marinate a minimum of 3 hours up to overnight, then remove the pieces.
    Grill and enjoy.

    Dave says he likes this on chicken breast cutlets or tenderloins. I use it with boneless skinless chicken thighs too.

    Always a hit with the family.

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    From the Moore's Website:
    • Our original award winning restaurant recipe
    • Versatile marinade for beef, chicken, pork, fish, vegetables & wild game
    • Robust hickory flavor
    • Adds great flavor to all your favorite dishes
    • Makes a great jerky!
    • Use as an added ingredient to add flavor to your favorite recipes!
    • Gluten Free, Kosher
    • Available in 16 oz bottles and gallon jugs




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    • Murdy
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      Available on Amazon (but no idea if $15 for 2 bottles is a good price):

      https://smile.amazon.com/Moores-Orig...16-Ounce-Pack/

    • fzxdoc
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      ofelles , I meant equal amounts of each, the Moore's and the Kraft Zesty Italian. (no dairy product used. ) I clarified my post.

      K.

    • ofelles
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      got it thank you fzxdoc

  • Top | #9
    Was turned on to this from a friend in Savannah. BBQ supply store carried it. I have since bought direct. When I do a Costco rib 3 pack I'll use a different rub on each rack. This wins taste test every time. Also great on chicken.

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    I can find this stuff at the grocery store, Home Depot, etc. Used it on wings last time in place of our normal salt & pepper and it took them to an “11”. Bought two more bottles since they seem to disappear in favor of some new flavor periodically.

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    • N227GB
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      Weber has a number of unique blends that can be hard to find. The Garlic Habenaro seems to have completely disappeared from the shelves down here.

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    Lawry's used to have a Tequila Lime Marinade that I really liked for chicken. It was discontinued for some reason, and the store brand knock-off stuff isn't the same. I'm going to have to figure out how to make it myself.

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    • Top | #12
      At Home Depot there was a rack of rubs
      these two caught my eye
      $5.49 each give em a try
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        I'm pretty sure this stuff has crack in it as I'm totally addicted.

        https://www.stonewallkitchen.com/food/aiolis-mayo/

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          That’s how I feel about salted caramel...
          I had salted caramel latte one day and a friend asked how it was. I said, “Good. Really good. It’s made with heroin but it tastes great.”

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        Good deal I found last year in then clearance bin at HEB: 5 lb container of Fiesta brand coarse black pepper for $8.00. I bought two, didn't take long to use them up either.
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        • N227GB
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          I always hit up an HEB when I'm in Texas ... and Buc-Ees.

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        If your looking for something to add some zing to a hot or cold sandwich
        try this Muffaletta Spread
        Great stuff
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