About Us

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

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 speaks 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.

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The form on this page is for contacting our webmaster or our business office. Please do not use it for cooking or equipment questions. Please post cooking or eqiuipment questions or comments to the comments section at the bottom of the appropriate page or at the bottom of this page. read more
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Here's a look behind the curtain at how this website works. read more
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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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Meathead is the founder and publisher of AmazingRibs.com, and is also known as the site's Hedonism Evangelist and BBQ Whisperer. He is also the author of "Meathead, The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", a New York Times Best Seller and named one of the "100 Best Cookbooks of All Time" by Southern Living. read more
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In the past, all the articles, recipes, tips and technique on AmazingRibs.com were written exclusively by Meathead. That's no longer the case. In 2017, we added some knowledgable writers and editors to provide new recipes and reviews. read more
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This website is all about serving people who love food and drink. I carefully select links that I think meet the needs of my visitors. I spend a lot of time selecting links and writing about them. read more
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You need my written permission to publish or distribute anything on this website. But I'm easy. read more
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We support a number of charitable organizations. 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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Asking people to sign in is our way of making folks accountable for what they say. read more
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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
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Here's what people have to say about this website. read more
The folks in the media love AmazingRibs.com and say nice things about us. read more
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The U.S. Library of Congress has selected AmazingRibs.com to be included in its historic Food and Foodways Web Archive. Only a few dozen sites have been chosen, including the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Center for Science in the Public Interest. We are in good company. What an amazing honor! read more
Stay informed on what's happening in the wider world of food and cooking with this free food news service edited by our own Dave Joachim. read more

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Meathead Goldwyn

Meathead is the founder and publisher of AmazingRibs.com, and is also known as the site's Hedonism Evangelist and BBQ Whisperer. He is also the author of "Meathead, The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", a New York Times Best Seller and named one of the "100 Best Cookbooks of All Time" by Southern Living.

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