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."

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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
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We could not function without a great team of moderators. It is worth noting that we are among only a few websites that actually pays its discussion moderators. Most other websites use volunteers. Our moderators are not just cooking enthusiasts, they are experts in their own right. 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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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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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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Malvertising has become more pervasive on Android mobile devices especially a fake ad that congratulates you for winning something from Amazon. Symantec says that this year the "Congratulations" malware has been making a strong push onto Android devices with a Trojan horse called "Android.Fakeyouwon." read more

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If you have cooked our recipes we need you to rate them on a 5-star scale, please. read more
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Here's a look behind the curtain at how this website works. 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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We support The Global Alliance For Clean Cookstoves which invests in development and distribution of efficient cookers that use minimal inputs and produce minimal outputs for use in third world countries where cooking is done indoors and smoke kills. read more

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