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13 Barbecue Books To Get Started

You know what they say: You can’t judge a book by its cover. So we asked a few of the top barbecue groups on the internet for their BBQ book recommendations. The response was amazing.

Within a few hours, we had a monster list of titles and author to sort through. We then invested even more time looking at each book’s sales ranking, customer reviews, and status on most wished for lists.

Presenting 13 books, to get started as a novice griller, or for continuing education as a pit master!

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VIDEO: Meathead’s Buying Guide to Thermometers

From Meathead at AmazingRibs.com:

Meathead does a great job over-viewing the various types of thermometers. Now here are some of the best-sellers and most highly-rated among BBQ enthusiasts:

ThermoPro TP03A – Instant Read Thermometer. A high precision sensor gives you accurate readings within 4-7 seconds. Stainless steel probe is easy to clean, and folds for convenient storage. Five-year warranty. Price range: $.

Lavatools Javelin – Instant Read Thermometer. For about twice the cost as the TP03A, you can get this ultra-fast sensor probe (3-4 seconds). Display is nice and big for easy reading. An integrated magnet allows for easy storage on your fridge or grill. Lifetime warranty. Price range: $$.

ThermoPro TP08 – Dual Probe Wireless Thermometer. We own this unit, and have found it well-suited to monitoring our wood pellet and gas grills alike. One probe monitors the meat, the other monitors the grill temp. Alarm and receiver both alert you to when temp has been reached. Up to 300 feet range. Lifetime Sensor Probe Warranty. Price range: $$.

ThermoPro TP20 – Dual Probe Wireless Thermometer. Simple and easy to use. Main difference from the TP08, are a Meat and Taste button that give you pre-programmed internal temps. Takes the guess work out of cooking any meat. Lifetime Sensor Probe Warranty. Price range: $$.

Tappecue – Meat Thermometer with Wifi. Comes with a phone app to monitor temps that’s available on all Apple, as well as Android products. You can get alerts when the meat or chamber goes above or below a min/max temp. Four meat probes mean you can keep track of multiple cooks at once! One year limited warranty. Price range: $$$.

Have a favorite we should review? Leave a comment, or send us a message.

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21 Essentials for Traeger and Pellet Grill Owners

Have a special grill enthusiast in your life, and looking for a perfect gift? Or maybe YOU’RE the enthusiast, and looking for some fresh inspiration? Either way, you’re in the right place. From beginner to pro, we sourced this list of essentials with a variety of owners in mind. We scoured the web for the best-selling, and most-wished for items. Then we hand-picked the ones we think are essential for every grill owner’s tool kit. Without further ado…

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How-To: Salt & Pepper Steak

It’s a week night. You’re tired, but craving BBQ. We’ve all been there. But if it’s going to be good, it’s got to be low & SLOW, right?

Not necessarily so, at least not in the case of this awesome steak recipe we’re about to share.

In just under 20 minutes, you could be eating one of the best steaks of your life, and it’s quite possible you have all the key ingredients in your pantry already.

What are you waiting for?