Great Gift Ideas for Grillers
It’s time once again for our popular compilation of gift ideas for your favorite griller (maybe that’s you). We’ve included everything from Steven’s popular line of sauces and rubs to Barbecue University in all price ranges. Read about a dependable source of grass-fed beef, an affordable but versatile smoker, and the final word on barbecued brisket. Happy Holidays!
Ditch the lighter fluid forever. Our Best of Barbecue Ultimate Chimney Starter is the largest one on the market, holding a full 425 cubic inches of charcoal (7 pounds)—enough to give you at least one hour of direct or indirect grilling. Ideal for grill jockeys who never seem to have quite enough coals. The square shape makes it easy to pour the blazing embers where you want them.
This holiday season, give electrifying sauces and rubs developed by America’s foremost authority on grilling and smoking, Barbecue Hall of Famer Steven Raichlen. The rubs include Santa Fe Coffee Rub, Kansas City Smoke Rub, Malabar Steak Rub, Carolina Pit Powder, and Greek Island Herb Rub. In the sauce line-up are Lemon Brown Sugar, Chipotle Molasses, Smoky Mustard, Cabernet Rosemary, Cherry Beer, and Spicy Apple.
The Spanish call it la plancha. Argentineans call it la champa. We call it the best way there is to cook Spanish-style seafood and veggies over a wood, charcoal, or even gas fire. The Steven Raichlen Best of Barbecue cast iron plancha gives foods a crusty, smoky sear while keeping them succulent on the inside. The plancha is excellent for delicate fish, shrimp, vegetables—anything that tends to break apart, fall through the rungs on the grill grate, or dry out on the grill. Raised side handles for easy moving on and off the grill.
Vermont Maple Sriracha is the all-natural, preservative-free, additive-free hot sauce that marries the delectable flavor of maple syrup with fresh peppers and garlic. A half-pound of peppers in every bottle!
Smoker? Grill? The Pit Barrel Cooker defies easy categorization. Like a grill, the food cooks directly over the charcoal (with no water pan). Like a smoker, the Pit Barrel Cooker operates as a sealed system. The upright barrel shape with the fire at the bottom produces convective heat. So food smokes faster in the Pit Barrel Cooker than it would on a traditional smoker. The Pit Barrel Cooker package comes with a 30-gallon porcelain-coated steel drum, stainless steel hooks, steel hanging rods, a charcoal basket, a grill grate, a wooden hook remover, and a horseshoe barrel stand.
This unique cheese, a hit on Project Fire this season, is made to be heated directly on the grill – just like a burger! Their innovative cheese masters have developed a combination of cheese cultures that results in a rind that becomes crisp when heated. The cheese develops a char-grilled, crispy golden outside and a warm & creamy inside. An excellent grilling choice for vegetarians and cheese lovers alike!
The YETI Tundra 65 is just as adept at keeping your catches cold in the field as it is storing the drinks and food for your backyard barbecue. Plenty roomy, ice stays ice thanks to up to 3 inches of PermaFrost Insulation and an extra thick FatWall design is certified Bear-Resistant. The Rotomolded Construction makes the Tundra virtually indestructible, so wherever you decide to take it, this portable cooler’s sturdy construction will stand up to the rigors of the journey.
All of the livestock from this company, founded in 2015, are pasture-raised with no hormones on an independent farm run by a family whose goal is to deliver high quality meats. The hard work they put in shows in the excellence of the finished product. flavor and luxurious—in other words, it’s the real deal. If you have never tried Wagyu now is the time! It is THE way to indulge over the holidays. The A-5 flat Steven barbecued at a 2019 session of Barbecue University was the stuff of carnivorous dreams. In addition to beef, the company also sells humanely-raised pork and chicken.
Everything you wanted to know about brisket, and more. In dozens of unbeatable tips, Raichlen shows you just how to handle, prep, and store your meat for maximum tenderness and flavor. Plus plenty more recipes that are pure comfort food, perfect for using up leftovers: Brisket Hash, Brisket Baked Beans, Bacon-Grilled Brisket Bites—or for real mind-blowing pleasure, Kettle Corn with Burnt Ends. And side dishes that are the perfect brisket accents, including slaws, salads, and sauces.
Barbecue University 2020
We’ve moved! Steven’s wildly popular Barbecue University, a 3-day extravaganza of food, fire, and friendship, will once again be hosted by a luxury resort in the U.S. Details will be released in early December, just in time for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday gift.
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