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Digital Thermometers:
Stop Guessing!

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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 is 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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GrillGrates Take You To
The Infrared Zone

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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. Every gas grill and pellet smoker needs them.

Click here to read more about what makes these grates so special and how they compare to other cooking surfaces.

The Smokenator:
A Necessity For All Weber Kettles

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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

pit barrel c ooker bbqAbsolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world.

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).

Gold BBQ AwardBest of all, it is only $269 delivered to your door!

Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them.

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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.

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The Best Steakhouse Knives

Gold BBQ AwardThe same knives used at Peter Luger, Smith & Wollensky, and Morton's. Machine washable, high-carbon stainless steel, hardwood handle. And now they have the AmazingRibs.com imprimatur. Click for more info.

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Myron Mixon 36" Standard Smoker

By Max Good

Manufacturer: Myron Mixon Smokers

Few faces in the world of BBQ are as familiar as Myron Mixon, the “Winningest Man” in competitive BBQ and often referred to simply as “The King”. As the chief cook of Jack’s Old South Competition Barbecue Team, he won over 180 grand championships, 30 state championships, 11 national championships and represents the only team to win grand championships in the Memphis in May, Kansas City BBQ Society, and Florida BBQ Association contests in the same year. All totaled he has earned over 1800 trophies so far!

Mixon is the star of Destination America’s BBQ Pitmasters Series and author of the New York Times bestselling cookbook, “Smokin’ with Myron Mixon”. He also made numerous television appearances on shows including: The photo of myron mixonTonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Conan, ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s TODAY show and QVC.

In 2012, he opened his first restaurant in Miami called Pride & Joy BBQ, and is due to open another in NYC.

Since beginning his career in 1996, he cooked on one style of smoker - an indirect water cooker. Mixon now offers his award winning designs to the public with a full line of beautifully crafted water smokers from backyard to commercial and competition, and stock to highly customized.

Myron Mixon 36" Standard Smoker

Renowned Pitmaster Myron Mixon's smallest smoker fits 16 slabs of baby back ribs on two shelves and is big enough to roast a small pig. An Automatic Water System ensures the large built-in water pan never goes dry. Hook it up to a regular garden hose and a valve replenishes the water pan whenever levels drop below three inches. A large drain valve comes in handy when it's time to shut down.

These smokers are heavy duty with excellent fit and finish. All models have one inch thick insulation. The firebox is inside, at the bottom of the smoker and features a slide out, removable coal/wood basket.  Dampers on the firebox door and two large chimneys help regulate heat and smoke. Convenient work shelves on the front and side are included. Standard finish is black powdercoat, but Mixon will paint 'em the as you like: camouflage to hot rod flames. Many custom options are available from chrome smoke stacks to all stainless steel models.

Price: 

$3,595 Manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP), actual price may vary.

Primary Function: 

Grill

Smoker

Pig or Lamb Roaster

Fuel: 

Charcoal

Logs

Primary Capacity: 

1,425 square inches ( about 70 burgers )

Manufacturer claims that all or practically all of this device is made in the USA

Yes

Review Method: 

Researched it from Afar

We have researched this product from afar by gathering info from the manufacturer, owners, and other reliable sources, with our BS meters on high.


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