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2016 Winners of the Great Giveaway

In 2016, we had 12 winners of our monthly Pitmaster Club giveaway. Paid members in the US are entered into 12 monthly drawings per year with first prizes worth up to $3,000, second prizes worth up to $600, and third prizes worth up to $300! Click here for the complete list of prizes and the complete rules of the sweepstakes. Your odds are about 1-in-450 in a year. Unfortunately, only those within the US are eligible due to the complexities of complying with sweepstakes laws in other countries. Plus many manufacturers won’t ship internationally due to shipping costs and customs regulations.

December Winner

december winner

The December 2016 winner is Wanda Weiskircher. She chose The Good-One Open Range MSRP $1,099.

the good-one open range


November Winner

november winner

The November 2016 winner is Chris Adams. He chose the Blaze Cart Mounted 32″ 4 Burner Gas Grill With Rear Rotisserie Burner, MSRP $2,250.

Blaze Cart Mounted 32" 4 Burner Gas Grill With Rear Rotisserie Burner, MSRP $2,250


October Winner

october winner

The October 2016 winner is Jim Rust. He chose the Green Mountain Grills Daniel Boone Wi-Fi Pellet Smoker Package, MSRP $896.

Green Mountain Grills Daniel Boone Wi-Fi Pellet Smoker


September Winner

september winner

The September 2016 winner is Tony Liberto. He chose the Horizon 20″ RD Special Offset Smoker, MSRP $1,825.

Horizon 20" RD Special Offset Smoker


August Winner

august winner

The August 2016 winner was Gabe Stalder and he selected the REC TEC RT-680 pellet smoker package worth $1,899.

REC TEC RT-680


July Winner

july winner

The July 2016 winner is Tim Workman and he selected the Backwoods Chubby.

backwoods chubby


June Winner

june winner

The June 2016 winner is Bob Knight and he selected the Camp Chef Pellet Grill & Smoker DLX.

Camp Chef Pellet Grill & Smoker DLX


May Winner

may winner

The May 2016 winner is Kay Felice and she selected the Modern Home Products JNR4.

Modern Home Products JNR4


April Winner

april winner

The April 2016 winner is Don Hill and he selected the Broil King Keg 5000.

Broil King Keg 5000


March Winner

march winner

The March 2016 winner is Jerry Cline and he selected the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker 18″ and the Weber Performer Deluxe 22″ Charcoal Grill combo.

Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker 18"
Weber Performer Deluxe 22" Charcoal Grill


February Winner

february winner

The February 2016 winner is David Lidner and he selected the Camp Chef Pellet Smoker DLX.

Camp Chef Pellet Smoker DLX


January Winner

january winner

The January 2016 winner is David Goodman. He selected the Modern Home Products WNK4 Gas Grill.

Modern Home Products WNK4


Published On: 11/19/2018 Last Modified: 6/22/2022

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Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.
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Groundbreaking Hybrid Thermometer!

Thermapen One Instant Read Thermometer

The FireBoard Spark is a hybrid combining instant-read capability, a cabled temperature probe, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. We gave Spark a Platinum Medal for pushing the envelope of product capability while maintaining high standards of design and workmanship.

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Blackstone Rangetop Combo: Griddle And Deep Fryer In One


The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, grilled cheese, and so much more. And why deep fry indoors when you can avoid the smell and mess by doing it outside!

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Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater


Char-Broil’s Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you’re off to the party! Char-Broil’s TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

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GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone


GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.

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The Efficiency Of A Kamado Plus The Flexibility Of The Slow ‘N Sear Insert

kamado grill
Built around SnS Grill’s patented Slow ‘N Sear charcoal kettle accessory, this 22-inch kamado is a premium ceramic grill that brings true 2-zone cooking to a kamado.

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Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

Green Mountain Grills Trek smoker

Green Mountain Grills Trek smoker

Green Mountain’s portable Trek Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it’s also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Trek from your smart phone or laptop.

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