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Here's what's new and news. This section is divided in two halves. Below are news articles by our staff and hands-on reviews by our team of experts on the newest grills, smokers, thermometers, and accessories as well as the newest tested recipes created by our team of chefs. In the sidebar (on the left on desktop computers, on the bottom of the page on tablets and smartphones) is news from around the web related to barbecue and grilling.

bags of Traeger wood pellets
Traeger, the manufacturer and pioneer of popular pellet grills, is on the wrong end of a class-action lawsuit. An amateur griller in California claims the company misrepresents its bags of wood pellets as consisting of a single type of premium wood when in truth they do not. read more
Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee
Join us July 31, 2020 through August 2, 2020 for an AmazingRibs.com Pitmaster Club Meat-Up in Memphis, home of great barbecue, blues, soul, and rock & roll. Hang out with your virtual friends from the Pitmaster Club, meet Meathead, Max, Clint, Huskee, Spinaker, and David. read more
Meathead on BBQ Stars
BBQ Stars is a master class video series featuring 11 top chefs and pitmasters, including Meathead, Tuffy Stone, and Harry Soo. Learn from the best and take it at your own pace with these user-friendly barbecue and grilling videos. read more
burgers and hot dogs on grill
Since the 1950s, the prevailing dietary wisdom has been that eating too much red meat and processed meats—and saturated fat in general—can increase risk for heart disease, the number one cause of death in America. New research casts doubt on that nutritional advice for all individuals. read more
Competition BBQ Chicken
Discover how to create perfect award-winning competition BBQ chicken with this tested recipe from Darren Warth of Iowa’s Smokey D’s BBQ. Arguably the hottest team on the barbecue cooking circuit, Iowa's Smokey D's guide you through the various steps involved in creating amazing 1st place worthy grilled chicken thighs! read more
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Kalamazoo has a rarefied space in the BBQ cosmos with some of the best grills money can buy, and you'll need a lot of money to buy one. Their new Shokunin Kamado Grill is rectangular and made of stainless steel instead of ceramic. We'll be getting our hands on Shokunin soon. Here's what we know so far. read more
steak on cutting board
A recent study from Manhattan’s New Amsterdam Market revealed that whole animal butcher shops serving niche cuts of beef are on the rise. Whole animal butchers grew from only six in 2009 to 79 nationwide in 2017, filling a demand for niche cuts of beef such as flat iron steak. read more
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Looking for a new grill? Dreaming of a better smoker? Check out our top picks for best grills and smokers of the year in all price categories, as chosen by our full time grill and smoker tester, Max Good. read more
Tyson Raised and Rooted Nuggets
Tyson Foods recently expanded its meat-alternative products with a new brand, Raised & Rooted. Tyson's plant-based nuggets, burgers, and more have rolled out to more than 4,000 stories nationwide. The expansion makes Tyson the largest meatpacker that also produces plant-based products. read more
Gunther Wilhem honing steel
Sharp knives cut. Dull knives slip. Stay safe by keeping your knife sharp. Here's a guide to honing and sharpening your knife using a honing steel and sharpening stones. 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.

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