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Gold BBQ AwardA good digital thermometer keeps me from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. You can get a professional grade, fast and precise splashproof thermometer like the Thermopop (above) for about $24. The Thermapen (below), the Ferrari of instant reads, is about $96. It's the one you see all the TV chefs and all the top competition pitmasters using. Click here to read more about types of thermometer and our ratings and reviews.

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Gold BBQ AwardGrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, produce great grill marks, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, smolder wood right below the meat, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips or pellets or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill and pellet smoker needs them.

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The Smokenator:
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Gold BBQ Award If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the amazing Smokenator and Hovergrill. The Smokenator turns your grill into a first class smoker, and the Hovergrill can add capacity or be used to create steakhouse steaks.

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The Pit Barrel Cooker

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This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier (and that's because smoke and heat go up, not sideways).

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Best. Tongs. Ever.

Gold BBQ AwardMade of rugged 1/8" thick aluminum, 20" long, with four serious rivets, mine show zero signs of weakness after years of abuse. I use them on meats, hot charcoal, burning logs, and with the mechanical advantage that the scissor design creates, I can easily pick up a whole packer brisket. Click here to read more.

Amp Up The Smoke

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Gold BBQ AwardMo's Smoking Pouch is essential for gas grills. It is an envelope of mesh 304 stainless steel that holds wood chips or pellets. The airspaces in the mesh are small enough that they limit the amount of oxygen that gets in so the wood smokes and never bursts into flame. Put it on top of the cooking grate, on the burners, on the coals, or stand it on edge at the back of your grill. It holds enough wood for about 15 minutes for short cooks, so you need to refill it or buy a second pouch for long cooks like pork shoulder and brisket. Mine has survived more than 50 cooks. Click for more info.

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Weber Q 1400 Electric Grill

Price: 

$299

Q 1400 is the smallest Weber electric with 189 square inches of cook surface. It has a dark grey cast aluminum body and glass-reinforced nylon frame. Most electrics have limited upper temp ranges, but many owners report Weber's Q electrics put a pretty good sear on a steak. Weber states their electrics reach 500 degrees, but can get hotter depending on ambient temperature... Read More

Weber Q 2400 Electric Grill

Price: 

$349

Q 2400 is the largest Weber electric with 280 square inches of cook surface. It has a dark grey cast aluminum body and glass-reinforced nylon frame. Most electrics have limited upper temp ranges, but many owners report Weber's Q electrics put a pretty good sear on a steak. Weber states their electrics reach 500 degrees, but can get hotter depending on ambient temperature... Read More

Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker 14.5"

Price: 

$219

For 2014 Weber brought back the 14.5" compact version of their popular Smokey Mountain Series. WSMs are high quality, charcoal fueled, bullet-shaped smokers. They are often seen competing head to head with large commercial cookers at practically every competition. And winning. They take very little time to master, and there are a lot of tricks the experts use to produce incredible food... Read More

Blacktop 360 Party Hub Grill Fryer DISCONTINUED 2014 ??

Price: 

$250

Bravo Sports says this item has been discontinued as of 2014. Too bad, it is a unique and well thought out product. Many retailers are still selling them so who knows what the future may bring. Here's our review... Read More

Brinkmann Roadmaster

Price: 

$1,000

The Brinkmann Roadmaster is their Dual Function Charcoal/Gas Smoker and Grill on wheels. We don't care for these combo grills because we feel you can usually get better equipment by purchasing a separate charcoal and gas grill, and if one of them drops dead, it's not joined at the hip to the other... Read More

Char-Broil CB500X Portable Charcoal Grill

Price: 

$155

The Char-Broil CB500X Portable Charcoal Grill is a scaled down version of its big brother, the 940X. The 500X has the same black powder coated steel body, pre-seasoned cast iron grates, adjustable height coal grate and front access ash/coal door... Read More

Char-Broil Table Top Gas Grill

Price: 

$30

Char-Broil's Table Top Gas Grill is a burner in a box. Lightweight and inexpensive with a single, 11,000 BTU burner that is fueled by 16.4 oz. or 14.1 oz. propane cylinders. Lightweight is the operative word which is good for portability, not so good for durability. Thin metal all the way around, chrome plated grate and wire legs that fold up to secure the lid for easy transport... Read More

Louisiana Grills Country Smokers TG-300

Price: 

$699

TG-300 is the smallest smoker in Louisiana Grill's Country Smokers line. The tabletop body has short legs and no wheels. At 26.5" H x 36.5" W x 19.5" D weighing 94 pounds it is big enough to smoke a turkey and small enough to transport in a truck or van. Keep in mind; wherever you go with the TG you need access to electric power... Read More

Masterbuilt 7 in 1 Smoker and Grill

Price: 

$180

You gotta love the versatility and price of Masterbuilt's M7P 7 in 1 Smoker and Grill. It can use either gas or charcoal as fuel. It converts into a brazier or a tripod for boiling water or deep frying and it comes with a 10.5 quart aluminum pot and basket. Like most bullets, it uses an enamel water/drip pan to put moisture into the cooking chamber... Read More

Party King SWING 'N Smoke MVP Hitch Mount Swing Out Grill

Price: 

$829

Party King's SWING 'N Smoke MVP Grill packages are their most popular models consisting of a 3-burner gas grill mounted on a steel arm attached to your trailer hitch. When ready, the arm swings out and away from your vehicle and a two legged adjustable stand folds down from the bottom for added support and stability... Read More

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