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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.

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As the coronavirus keeps people home, more and more home cooks are asking us: How do I smoke a brisket? What's the best way to clean my grill grates? How do I mail-order a gas grill? What's the best way to build a wood fire? Here are answers, including how to stay safe when handling food in the COVID-19 era. read more
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Weber has a new pellet smoker and it is alone among pellet cookers in that it can properly sear steak across the entire cooking area. read more
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Fans of Canadian bacon will rejoice this recipe for making flavorful smoked pork loin at home. Making Canadian bacon or back bacon is more like curing a ham than making American bacon. Order boneless loin (not tenderloin) if you want to make this. Irish bacon is made like Canadian bacon but without the smoking step. read more
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Are you in the market for a new outdoor cooker? Watch our video buying guides to avoid buyers' remorse. We show you all the pros and cons of gas grills, charcoal grills, and various smokers so you can make smart buying decisions. read more
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Masterbuilt's Gravity Series 560 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker is a one-of-a-kind machine. It marries the ease of thermostatic control with smoky charcoal flavor. We haven’t seen anything quite like the Gravity Series, and we love it in spite of a couple significant flaws. read more
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This superb Grilltastic grill brush is well built but its superpower is that it sprays steam and that removes everything, including all grease and carbon, in a hurry. Simply fill the water tank, plug it in, click the switch, and in a few seconds the 1500 watt steam generator will have the grates looking like new. read more
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This is a superb chef knife with a wicked sharp 15 degree cutting edge that is also drop dead gorgeous. read more
The Gunter Wilhelm Premier ProCut 10 inch Serrated Bread Knife is a superb blade with a wicked sharp cutting edge that is also drop dead gorgeous. read more
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AmazingRibs.com is a Finalist for a 2020 IACP Digital Media Award! The “International Association of Culinary Professionals” has been around since the 1970. It's a prestigious organization and a cross-section of everybody in the food business. Winners will be announced at IACP’s annual conference on Saturday March 28. read more
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My travel knife kit is a Messermeister Meridian Elite Knife Set. These are quality forged knives, and if you're looking for a basic knife roll, it makes a great choice. read more
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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
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With its ample cooking area, solid performance, and versatility for both griddle grilling and deep frying large amounts of food outdoors, the Blackstone Range Top Combo with Bonus Fryer easily earns a Platinum Medal. read more
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The 2019 Weber Genesis II E-335 three burner with sear burner is one nice gas grill! We were disappointed in the 2017 Genesis II line, but Weber fans may now breathe a sigh of relief as Genesis returns in fine form with a second try. We're calling it Genesis II 2.0 and awarding our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal! read more
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The breasts are the best meat on the duck, and they should be treated like red meat, cooked medium rare to medium, with crispy skin. With this recipe for grilled duck breasts and a complementary dark, rich, cherry port wine sauce, you'll always get it right. read more
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You should condition and season a new pizza stone or baking stone before using it. Here are simple instructions on how to do it so your pizza cooks perfectly the first time you use the stone. 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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