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Meat-Up in Memphis

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BBQ Stars


Some Of Our Favorite
Tools And Toys

These are not ads. These are products we love and highly recommend. Click here to read more about our medals and what they mean.



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.

Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts

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.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order

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


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


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.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order

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.

Click here for more about what makes this grill special


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

Click here to order from Amazon

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.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order

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.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order



Meat-Up in Memphis 2020

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  • Top | #1

    Easy Listen Instructions and Link For Your Phone

    1. Open the browser on your phone (whatever platform you own)

    2. Go to www.amazingribs.com and Log in to The Pitmasters Club. Then, save your information so you don't have to re-login each time

    3. Click on the "TinyURL" below

    4. SAVE the URL for future use.

    Once this is done, you can just visit the URL whenever you want to check for updates and to listen to the PitCast at your convenience. I understand that this is not as convenient as an itunes or Google Music feed...but it's pretty close!



    Also, if you want to fast forward or replay something, use your arrow keys.

  • Top | #2
    Thanks. This is very useful.


    • Top | #3
      I can't seem to fast forward (or go backward) when listening on my phone. I'm using Android.
      Sometimes my data will cut out and the audio completely stops. Then my only option is to restart from the beginning.

      On my computer I have no problems clicking to skip forward/back.


      • Top | #4
        Is there any way to download it so I can listen while on a plane with no internet access?


        • Top | #5
          Any interest in setting up an iTunes feed for it? If it's on Soundcloud already, should be pretty easy. I could help if you like, in exchange for being able to get it on my Podcasts app on iPhone.


          • mhalbrook
            mhalbrook commented
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            The hang up with doing that is that it's a member benefit, not a public PodCast. Not sure if there's an easy way to pull it off and keep it members only.

        • Top | #6
          Even I approve of this. Thanks.


          • Top | #7
            I get that the show is ment to be for members only but it's tough to find time to listen with an internet connection. Have Greg do his Hulk Hogan impression to promote The Pit. Work Amazing Ribs into the beginning and end. I know it's ment to be exclusive content but it's more inconvenient content. Let the poor fools to cheap to join The Pit hear. Merge the two shows. Ask for a dollar at the end. It just sucks because I listen to BBQ Central for free, and pay for The Pit; but can't listen to the pitcast at my convenience.


            • Top | #8
              Michael Brinton In the end, that would not be my call. Remember, The BBQ Central show is free because the idea and concept of the show (originally) is different than what is being done here. I WANT as many people to have access to my show as possible...both for my download numbers (and as time wore on, for my sponsors too)...this is a different and unique concept that Meathead is doing here. ..we will continue to try and make it as easy as possible to consume, so be patient while we grow and figure this model out. :-)


              • Michael Brinton
                Michael Brinton commented
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                I gotcha, it is great you're branching out here. I'll be listening.

            • Top | #9
              I think it is possible to host an RSS feed for the podcasts in the password-protected part of the site. You can't list these in the iTunes Store, but you could give people the address for the feed and they can manually use it in whatever podcast app they like, which would then prompt them for their username and password to subscribe to the podcast and download it. Apparently, a number of paid podcasts do this, but I haven't ever subscribed to one to find out...


              • Top | #10
                I'm seeing BBQ Central on Podcasts and PodCruncher, with a bunch of two hour episodes. It looks like the same logo as these 30 minute episodes, and I'm reading this thread about these NOT being available as podcasts. What's the difference, what's up? Thanks!


                • martybartram
                  martybartram commented
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                  The same guy does both, they are different programs. Download the BBQ Central Podcast it is good, a little too much basketball buzzers etc but the verbal content is good. Great interviews, good insights into the industry.

                • BBQCentralShow
                  BBQCentralShow commented
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                  martybartram, I believe the airhorn is NOT used enough!! :-)

                • martybartram
                  martybartram commented
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                  BBQCentralShow I am sure you do!

              • Top | #11
                Please listen to the PitCast this week and get some insight as to why thew show is being disseminated the way it is...it might answer some questions!


                • Top | #12
                  A few weeks ago I listened to a show using Sound cloud, which was great because I could pause, rewind, fast forward, but now it doesn't work when I click the link. Any ideas how to get that back? I love the show, btw. It's a good mix.


                  • BBQCentralShow
                    BBQCentralShow commented
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                    There haven't been any changes to the player. I know if you hit pause the first time, you will need to click on the small "x" at the top right of the player...that gets you back to the player where you left off.

                  • Meathead
                    Meathead commented
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                    Use the arrow keys on a desktop to rew & ff

                • Top | #13
                  Here's the issue: The Pitmaster Club is our biggest and most important revenue stream. Without it we go out of business. Seriously. We are constantly looking for benefits to add for members in the hopes that people will join, and renew. If we make the PitCast free to the public, we take away a member benefit, and it competes with Greg's other show. If there was a way to make it portable without an internet connection but keep it for members only, I'm willing. Any ideas?


                  • adamjs83
                    adamjs83 commented
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                    There are ways to do this. Some podcasts you have to subscribe to through itunes and you need to enter a user/pass to download. Others give members a personal link to access the feed tied to their membership. Maybe when your new developer has the CMS and the vBulletin updated its something he can look at. Would be great to be able to download the episodes and listen in the car or on the subway.

                • Top | #14
                  Yeah the desktop is fine. I was just wondering why it won't play on SoundCloud for me anymore. I fully understand and support why it's not a public cast. Keep it that way. I'll find a way to listen regardless. My only real complaint is that it's a once a week show and not a once a day show. Work on that!


                  • BBQCentralShow
                    BBQCentralShow commented
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                    Meathead can't afford me on a daily basis...but I would be totally open for it!! :-)

                • Top | #15
                  C'mon Meathead, spend some of that book money!