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2018 Winners of the Great Giveaway

Pitmaster Club members in the US will be entered into all 12 monthly drawings/year for valuable prizes, all of them Gold Medal winners, including free smokers, grills, and more, average value of more than $1,000! Your odds of winning over the course of a year are only about 1 in 1,500! The next winner could be you! Join now! Click here to see all the current prize options.


December Winner

mcgee

The December 2018 winner is Martin McGee. He selected the Blaze Cart Mounted 25″ 3 Burner Gas Grill Freestanding Gas Grill, MSRP $1,894

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

November Winner

David Reding

The November 2018 winner is David Reding. He selected the Green Mountain Green Mountain Grills Daniel Boone Wi-Fi Pellet Smoker Package, MSRP $896.

Green Mountain Green Mountain Grills Daniel Boone Wi-Fi Pellet Smoker Package, MSRP $896


October Winner

louis hanna

The October 2018 winner is Louis Hanna. He selected the Broil King Keg 5000 with Cover

broil king keg


September Winner

ken stuart

The September 2018 winner is Ken Stuart of Stuart’s Fish & Pig from Stuart, FL. He selected the  Karubecue C-60 Pit Review MSRP $1,440.

Karubecue C-60 Pit Review


August Winner

Terrence morris

The August 2018 winner is Terrence Morris, a.k.a. “Mr. Bones”. He chose The Good-One Open Range, MSRP $1,099.

The Good-One Open Range, MSRP $1,099


July Winner

sue brown

The July 2018 winner is Sue Brown, a.k.a. “crunchysue”.  She chose the Hasty-Bake Gourmet 256 Dual Finish Charcoal Grill, MSRP $1,399

Hasty-Bake Gourmet 256 Dual Finish Charcoal Grill, MSRP $1,399


June Winner

Erik Olsen

The June 2018 winner is Eric Olsen, a.k.a. Pit Member ?DocVadr?. He chose the Hasty-Bake Gourmet 256 Dual Finish Charcoal Grill, MSRP $1,399

Hasty-Bake Gourmet 256 Dual Finish Charcoal Grill, MSRP $1,399


May Winner

Bert Neuenschwander

The May 2018 winner is Bert Neuenschwander, a.k.a. Pit Member ?Berts_Works?. He chose the Saber 500 Cast Black Grill MSRP $999.

Saber 500 Cast Black Grill


April Winner

richard johnson

The April 2018 winner is Richard Johnson. He chose the Hasty-Bake Gourmet 256 Dual Finish Charcoal Grill, MSRP $1,399

Hasty-Bake Gourmet 256 Dual Finish Charcoal Grill, MSRP $1,399


March Winner

David Morgan

The March 2018 winner is David Morgan. He chose the Green Mountain Grills Daniel Boone Wi-Fi Pellet Smoker Package, MSRP $896

Green Mountain Grills Daniel Boone Wi-Fi Pellet Smoker Package


February Winner

february winner

The February 2018 winner is Peter Henziak. He chose the Green Mountain Grills Daniel Boone Wi-Fi Pellet Smoker Package, MSRP $896

Green Mountain Grills Daniel Boone Wi-Fi Pellet Smoker Package, MSRP $896


January Winner

april billups won a grill

The January 2018 winner is April Billups. She chose the Hasty-Bake Gourmet 256 Dual Finish Charcoal Grill, MSRP $1,399

Hasty-Bake Gourmet 256 Dual Finish Charcoal Grill, MSRP $1,399

Published On: 11/19/2018 Last Modified: 3/23/2021


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The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted


Napoleon’s 22″ Pro Cart Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It’s hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the 22″ Pro Cart a viable alternative.

Click here for more about what makes this grill special


Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

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With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.
Click here to read our detailed review


Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?


The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it’s easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

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Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts


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.
Click here for our review of this superb smoker


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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Grilla Pellet Smoker proves good things come in small packages

We always liked Grilla. The small 31.5″ x 29.5″ footprint makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, as on a condo patio.
Click here for our review on this unique smoker