About Us

Launched in 2005, AmazingRibs.com started off as a hobby and labor of love. While it's no longer a hobby, it has grown and morphed from a one-man amateur operation into a professional website that speak with authority about barbecue, smoking and outdoor cooking. The articles below give you some more background on who were are and what we're all about. The main thing you should learn is that we are serious about food and cooking. The love of this shows in everything we do. Welcome to our home.

"You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play."

Warren Beatty
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Special thanks to all the people who have helped make this site possible. read more
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Meet Meathead, the Hedonism Evangelist and BBQ Whisperer, and read his bio and life in barbecue, wine, and art. read more
AmazingRibs.com promises to never sell or distribute any info about you individually without your express permission, and we promise not to, ahem, pepper you with email or make you eat spam. We adhere to a strict code of ethics and our ads are sold by third parties so they cannot influence our reviews. read more
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Here's what people have to say about this website. read more
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The ultimate barbecue book, Meathead, The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling. read more
The folks in the media love AmazingRibs.com and say nice things about us. read more
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Here are the answers to your most common questions about the Pitmaster Club. read more
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The Smoke Signals newsletter keeps you up to date on our latest new articles, recipes, and product reviews. We promise not to email you more than once or twice on average and never to sell or share your email address. read more
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We support a number of charitable organizations. read more
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AmazingRibs.com is by far the largest and most popular barbecue and grilling website in the world. Advertising on AmazingRibs.com is a great way to build your brand or make direct sales. read more


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  • Weekly podcasts with Greg Rempe.
  • Weekly BBQ cartoons by Jerry King.
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