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Magma Party Size Marine Kettle Gas Grill Reviewed And Rated


Big Jim Maivald

Magma created a stainless steel grill that could survive the harsh saltwater climate found along shores and harbors. Although you won’t be using their products for any BBQ competitions or smoking, they are perfect for harbor cookouts and can even produce a decent char when desired.

Real Food/Fake Food By Larry Olmsted Reviewed And Highly Recommended


Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

In the comprehensive book, Real Food/Fake Food, acclaimed author and reporter Larry Olmsted tells a sordid tale of fraud, mislabeling, illegal ingredients, imposters, and government malfeasance in our food supply.

Slow ‘N Sear Travel Kettle Grill Reviewed And Rated


Max Good, Full time grill tester

Slow 'N Sear, continues to expand their catalog with a portable 18" charcoal grill called the Travel Kettle. Whether stationed on a small patio, cruising in your RV, or on the go to a weekend cabin rental, this platinum medal grill deserves consideration.

ThermoPro TP-420 IR and Instant Read Thermometer Review


Bill McGrath

The ThermoPro TP-420 is a combination infrared (IR) gun and an instant-read thermometer at an attractive price point. Be sure to read our full review and rating.

Weber 70th Anniversary Edition Kettle Charcoal Grill 22″ Review


Max Good, Full time grill tester

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Weber's iconic kettle grill, the manufacturer has introduced a limited edition version of their 22" charcoal grill! Learn more about what makes it so unique by reading our full platinum medal review of the anniversary kettle grill.

“You Can’t Hurry Ribs” And Other Great Food Tunes You Can Burn


Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Here are about 150 great BBQ and food tunes including Meathead's theme song 'You Can't Hurry Ribs' based on 'You Can't Hurry Love' by Diana Ross.

Food Photography Gear


Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

If you want to start a career in food photography why start from scratch. Here's some proven to get the job done and produce stunning results.

Hardwood foodgrade pellets

Foodgrade hardwood pellets are available from multiple suppliers and supply a consistent source of heat and smoke for your pellet smoker.

Funny barbecue hats


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Check out the custom barbecue gear we've designed to entertain your family and guests at your next barbecue!

Meathead’s Amazing Smoked Pork Seasoning & Dry Brine


Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Our smoked variation on our famous Memphis Dust recipe takes it to the next level. Called “dry brining,” the salt gets wet, ionizes, becomes a brine, and slowly penetrates deep, enhancing flavor and juiciness while building a nice crusty “bark” on the surface.

Meathead’s Amazing Tuscan Herb Poultry Seasoning & Dry Brine


Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Our Tuscan herb poultry rub and dry brine has parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, and other goodies, all singing in harmony. Sprinkle on one tablespoon per pound of meat two hours or more before cooking. Called “dry brining,” the salt gets wet, ionizes, becomes a brine, and slowly penetrates deep, enhancing flavor and juiciness.

Meathead’s Amazing Smoked Red Meat Seasoning & Dry Brine


Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Our red meat rub and dry brine is perfect for steaks, brisket, beef roasts, beef ribs, burgers, lamb, venison, duck, and goose. Mix with cream cheese to make a super Boursin-like cheese spread or sour cream to make a dip.

Pit Barrel Cooker PBX 22.5-inch Reviewed And Rated


John “Spinaker” Bowlsby

Pit Barrel Cookers' original 18.5" upright barrel smoker is a perennial favorite among our readers. In 2017, they introduced a smaller, 14" model called Pit Barrel Junior. Now they go big with the 55-gallon 22.5" PBX for larger cooks. This affordable barrel smoker excels in capacity, flavor, and ease of use.

The Wok: Recipes and Techniques By Kenji Lopez-Alt Reviewed


Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

In this extensive wok cookbook, you'll learn why woks work, how to pick the right one, countless techniques, and a variety of delicious recipes. Read all about it in our rated review.

To Boldly Grow by Tamar Haspel: Reviewed And Rated


Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

With "To Boldly Grow," author Tamar Haspel has written an entertaining memoir that follows along as she and her husband, Kevin Flaherty, made a pact that every dinner will have something that they have grown or caught.


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The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

The Good-One Open Range is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker, placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side. Click here to read our complete review.

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Meathead's Amazing rubs and sauce

Introduce big, bold flavor to your BBQ and grilling creations thanks to the Meathead’s Amazing line of pork, red meat, and poultry rubs as well as a KC-style BBQ sauce. Click here to read more and to purchase.

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

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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. Click here for our article on this exciting cooker.

Grilla Proves That Good Things Come In Small Packages

The small 31.5″ x 29.5″ footprint of the Grilla Pellet Smoker makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, including on a condo patio. Click here for our review on this unique smoker.