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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!

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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.

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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

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

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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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  • binarypaladin
    Club Member
    • May 2017
    • 253
    • Weber Original Kettle Premium 22 (black)
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      Weber Jumbo Joe
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      Cajun Bandit Smokey Mountain Upgrade Kit
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      Thermoworks Smoke
      Lavatools Javelin Pro Duo (red)
      Flame Boss 300

    Top | #1

    Sous-vide container hack...

    I do most of my sous-vide in stock pots. I have two of them and they fit on my counter and work fine. Trouble is, for a big cook, they're just not quite enough. I've been looking into getting one of those fancy polycarbonate containers for a while but... the price. I certainly don't mind paying for cookware, but I feel like a lot of the specialized sous-vide containers with the specific size cutouts are way overpriced for what they are.

    I have a big cooler already. I use it weekly when I make my runs to Costco. It's big. It's well insulated. In most cases it's exactly what I need for a big, long, cook. Trouble is, if I were to mount my water circulator the way it is supposed to be mounted, I'd have to fill the cooler pretty full and potentially make some modifications. No thanks. I want the cooler to remain a working cooler.

    So, while browsing around the other day, I saw a fancy picture on Reddit and adapted it to my own cooler. What's especially nice is that I already had everything I needed on hand to do it and free is my favorite price. Basically, I cut a piece of foam insulation so it fit close to perfect in the cooler and then cut a notch out for my hand when I need to pull it up and another hole to balance the water circulator. It works like a charm and I now have a brisket ready for a 48-hour cook at 140ºF cook before it goes in the smoker.
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    Last edited by binarypaladin; September 10th, 2017, 09:41 PM.
  • RonB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 10845
    • 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
    That's a great hack.

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    • kmhfive
      Club Member
      • Mar 2017
      • 3161
      • Northern Illinois
      • Weber Kettle -- 22.5" (In-Service Date June 2015)
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        Fireboard
        Home-brewer

      Top | #3
      Very nicely done!

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      • CaptainMike
        Club Member
        • Nov 2015
        • 2104
        • The Great State of Jefferson
        • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill w/SnS and DnG (Spartacus)
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          Thermoworks Smoke and Thermapen.

        Top | #4
        Clever

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        • Donw
          Club Member
          • Jul 2017
          • 1934

          Top | #5
          Very well done, and just downright clever.

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          • choffert
            Club Member
            • Feb 2016
            • 144
            • Seabeck, WA
            • Blaz'n Grill Works Grid Iron
              Weber Summit S-470
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              Thermoworks ThermaPen Mk 4
              Anova Sous Vide circulator
              A forest full of Maple and Alder...

            Top | #6
            I use a Coleman cooler very similar to that for large cooks, but hadn't thought of the foam board insert. I just cut out one of the cup holders which perfectly fit the Anova.

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            • jgreen
              Charter Member
              • Oct 2014
              • 2458
              • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
              • Cookers:
                Broil King XL
                Broil King Smoke
                Weber Kettle 26
                Grilla Pellet smoker
                Capital 40 natural gas
                Napoleon Pro 22 kettle

                Thermometer:
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                Thermapen (ok..4 thermapens)
                Thermo works DOT (or two)
                Fireboard (probably my favourite)
                Thermworks Smoke (or two)

                Accessories:
                SnS (original, plus and XL)
                DnG pans, 6 or 7 of these
                Vortex
                Grillgrates
                and, maybe some other toys as well

              Top | #7
              Brilliant!

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              • Skip
                Founding Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 2380
                • Blue Earth, Minnesota
                • Memphis Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates

                Top | #8
                Wonderful invention!

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                • Spinaker
                  Moderator
                  • Nov 2014
                  • 10133
                  • Land of Tonka
                  • John "J R"
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                    Minnesota/ United States of America

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                  Top | #9
                  NEVER STOP GETTING BETTER!! Nice work dude!

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                  • JCGrill
                    Club Member
                    • Mar 2017
                    • 1296
                    • Minneapolis / St Paul burbs
                    • Charcoal - 22" Weber Kettle
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                    Top | #10
                    I like that idea. I have a 7 quart slow cooker and I use the crock from it most of the time, but for a big cook this looks like a no-brainer.

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                    • Potkettleblack
                      Club Member
                      • Jun 2016
                      • 1834
                      • Chicago, IL
                      • Grill: Grilla Original / Weber Genesis EP-330
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                      Top | #11
                      If you're ambitious, I believe Anova has a stencil to cut a hole in the lid, if you want to dedicate the cooler to cooking.
                      https://anovaculinary.com/wp-content...ler-step-4.jpg

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                      • binarypaladin
                        Club Member
                        • May 2017
                        • 253
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                          Lavatools Javelin Pro Duo (red)
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                        Top | #12
                        Thanks for the encouragement everyone. Keep in mind, I modified something I saw. This was only sorta my idea.

                        I definitely don't want to modify the cooler, and with as large as mine is, I'd have to fill it pretty high if cutting a hole in the top. This method allows me to use my cooler as it is and modify the height to what I need based on the cook. I'm actually really happy with how this all worked.

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                        • BriggsBBQ
                          Club Member
                          • Feb 2016
                          • 358
                          • Dallas

                          Top | #13
                          hahaha I just did this the other day when I had a big piece of meat. Awesome man.

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                          • hogdog6
                            Charter Member
                            • Dec 2014
                            • 522
                            • Liberty, Utah

                            Top | #14
                            Cool mod. I have an RTic cooler that I will have to make a foam insert for. Thanks for sharing.
                            Last edited by hogdog6; September 12th, 2017, 05:29 PM.

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                            • Karon Adams
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                              • Feb 2015
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                              Top | #15
                              Coolers are the very BEST way to do sous vide. have a couple. a small one for small cooks and a large one for parties. I love the Anova because it CAN be moved from container to container. so you can cook for any size group.

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