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Summer is in full swing, so it's time to relax and enjoy yourself. The Centers for Disease Control says you can safely host a cookout with guests 6 feet apart. Just remind people to wash their hands, and consider dishing out the food yourself so people aren't touching the same serving utensils. Single-use condiments aren't a bad idea other. Now is the perfect time to take your rib game to the next level with our new "Deep Dive" book, Amazing Ribs Made Easy! This book explains everything you need to know with more than 100 helpful photos, a glossary of rib terminology, a guide to prepping ribs and removing the membrane, how to season them, a list of key tools and equipment, the best smoker and grill setups, and some of our favorite ribs recipes. All in one handy downloadable ebook. Click here to get this ebook now on Amazon for just $3.99. You can also get the book FREE when you join our Pitmaster Club. Click here to see all the benefits of the Pitmaster Club, including product discounts, exclusive content, free BBQ books and magazines, and a fun community of more than 16,000 like-minded barbecue lovers. After trying a few recipes in Amazing Ribs Made Easy, check out one of our most popular recipes that's not in the book, Maple Glazed BBQ Ribs. Yum! 

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Grilled Peach Crumble
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Weber Smokefire Pellet Grill
Weber has a new pellet smoker and it is alone among pellet cookers in that it can properly sear steak across the entire cooking area. read more
skinning ribs
Removing the paper-thin membrane from the bone side of ribs prior to smoking ensures that the ribs come out as tender as possible without guests having to gnaw through the membrane's tough texture. This how-to guide features step by step photos for trimming a slab of ribs and removing the membrane. read more
Statue of Jack Daniel
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Mojito Recipe
This recipe for the classic rum drink, mojitos, is the perfect refreshing cocktail for your warm weather cookouts. A variation on the African word mojo, or little spell, the mojito relies on a few simple, yet perfectly entwined, ingredients including sugar, lime, mint, and rum. read more
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Sous-Vide-Que combines the best of three great cooking methods: grilling, smoking, and sous vide. From grilling you get the rich flavors of browning. From smoking, you get the alluring aromas of wood smoke. And from sous vide, you get evenly cooked meat that is incredibly tender and juicy. read more
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AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal
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Want a great steak tonight? You don't have to shell out last week's paycheck at an expensive steakhouse. Here's how to cook the perfect steak at home. Six simple steps will get there, and we cover both the basics and the deeper details of buying, trimming, seasoning, and cooking your ideal cut of beef. read more
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