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Celebrate Independence Day with a blowout menu featuring BBQ ribs and, for dessert, grilled strawberry shortcake with smoked whipped cream!


Here's all our new content! Fans of AmazingRibs.com return again and again to bone up on key barbecue techniques or revisit recipes. There's so much stuff on the site that sometimes it's hard to see what new recipes, techniques and tips are here. So we made it easy. We put all the new content here in one simple list. read more
Celebrate Independence Day with an all-American menu featuring old-fashioned potato salad, Boston baked beans, classic cole slaw, the best BBQ ribs you ever tasted and, for dessert, a new take on an old standby: Grilled Strawberry Shortcake with Smoked Whipped Cream. Don't forget the ice cold beverages. read more
Ready for a new rig? A brand new, good quality gas grill, smoker, or pellet grill doesn't have to break the bank. For many folks, the sweet spot is about 500 bucks. These 5 grills and smokers all cost less than $500, and they are all winners of our highest honor, the AmazingRibs.com Pitmaster Award for Best Value. read more
A good digital thermometer is a cook's most important tool. Our electrical engineer has tested more than 150. There is nothing like it in the world. You can use the search options at left. Below are the best, our Pitmaster Award winners. Get the unbiased results for each product. read more
Max Good is the AmazingRibs.com Director of Equipment Reviews and Keeper of the Flame. He is the only person in the world who tests and reviews grills and smoker full time. Click now to discover how he evaluates the hundreds of gas and charcoal grills and smokers crowding the aisles at stores coast to coast. read more
A fan's remembrance of and tribute to Anthony Bourdain. read more
If you're searching for the perfect BBQ and grilling appetizer then you're sure to love this tested recipe for grilled bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers. Known in certain BBQ circles as atomic buffalo turds, or ABTs, these cheese stuffed, bacon wrapped jalapenos are certain to disappear as soon as you serve them. read more
Experience a flavor explosion with this recipe for a sweet and spicy jalapeno bacon cheeseburger. A perfectly grilled burger patty is topped with sharp cheddar cheese, pickled jalapenos, crispy fried onions, thick cut bacon, and homemade balsamic ketchup. Layer it all on a pillowy pretzel bun for pure burger nirvana. read more
This comprehensive competition BBQ checklist is a must for anyone who is considering entering their first contest. This list contains everything you might need for cooking overnight at a contest so that you are well prepared for anything that might arise -- from food to kitchen gear to wash stations and so much more. read more
Sharp knives cut, dull knives slip. Keep that razor edge on your kitchen blades by sharpening them. Which sharpeners are best? Find out in our review of 7 different knife sharpeners, including electric sharpeners, V-sharpeners, sharpening rods, and sharpening stone kits. The winner may surprise you! read more
Click here if you want the best grills and smokers money can buy. When BBQ is your passion and money is no object, we've got you covered. Our 2018 AmazingRibs.com Pitmaster Awards for Best Luxury Grills and Smokers start at around $2,000 and go up, up and away! read more
Getting ready to fire up for BBQ season? Check out our must-have checklist of tips to kick things off right. You'll find out how to get rid of built-up grease, clean the grill grates, and improve your cooker's overall performance so you're barbecued food will taste its best all season long. read more
Read our review of the ThermoPro TP-12, a dual-channel remote food/cooker thermometer with good performance at a low price, earning it a Silver Medal. read more
Read the full review of the ThermoPro TP-11, a wireless remote food thermometer with good accuracy that we awarded a Bronze Medal. read more
Our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal goes to Meadow Creek's BBQ42. Designed for fast and hot grilling, caterers fondly call them "chicken cookers" because there is no better way to cook birds than with their double sided grates. You can also customize it with a pull-out ash tray, a trailer hitch. read more

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I have found your site to be the Rosetta Stone of BBQ. From here you can make anything, or you can obtain the tools and information to BBQ/Grill/Smoke. Thanks!

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As we were watching our Giants beat the Mets, a Famous Dave's commercial came on claiming the best ribs in the world, and my honey just shook his head and said, "nope, it's right here." Many, many thanks!

Red Taylor, San Francisco, CA

I tried your Memphis Dust (on chicken) and it was amazing!

Ivan Carabott, Malta

 I died laughing at your rib song.

Gary Hays, Smithville, TX

My wife had gone to the store while I was preparing ribs for the smoker. When she came back our dog was in a hurry to get out of the truck and jumped on her feet. My truck slammed into her Buick totaling it. It knocked the utility room off the foundation causing the brick to fall off the side and back of the house which in turn collapsed a 10' x 30' deck. It crushed my smoker and the gas grill looked like the Titanic going down. While she was on the phone talking to the insurance man I propped the gas grill up using some of the rubble. I remembered your article on cooking ribs on the grill and decided I was going to have ribs no matter what. When my wife came back I was sitting on a broken chair drinking a beer and cooking ribs. The ribs were anything but a disaster thanks to you, I love seeing a woman standing there with her mouth open speechless, What a wonderful day.

Myron Robert Mayer, TN

 I have worked as a professional cook in high end French restaurants for several years, but I had little BBQ experience, so when I hit the internet looking for some info, I was really pleased to find an in depth and expansive site that had all the tips I was looking for. I am also pleased to tell you that I recently took first place in my first rib competition, using a slight variation on your Memphis Dust and a straight use of your Pig Candy recipe!

Aaron Ettlin, Portland, OR

We love your beans. My recipe has our guests tooting for a few days; I bet that yours will last a week!!!!

Peggy Bohl, Sacramento, CA

In 2012 we had a fantastic season winning two Grand Championships and five Reserve Grand Championships. I always appreciate referring to your site. Thanks.

Steve, Grills Gone Wild, IA

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