Since so many people ask where I got my grill or which is my favorite thermometer, I thought I would create a list. And because Amazon is usually the easiest place to buy them for everyone around the country, I have provided links here to my favorite grilling accessories.
You can find the products on this page on my Amazon list. Click through to check them out.
First, let’s start with Grills.
Over the years I have tried a few grills and for my favorite, so far, the Kamado just produces some of the best barbecue I have ever made.
It is also very versatile as a charcoal grill and a smoker. Doesn’t take up a lot of room so fits into my lifestyle and patio very well. If you are considering any type of porcelain style grill, you won’t go wrong. I personally started with this brand and I liked it so much, I got a Junior size as well.
And while we are on the topic of the Joe JR, I actually did order one through Amazon. I felt like I was taking a bit of a risk since these grills are very heavy and a bit fragile.
But it arrived just fine and I’ve been happy with it ever since. I have heard many others online end up with a broken piece here or there. But word on the street is that Kamado has great customer service and usually ships out replacements hassle free… (from what I have been told)
The right tools for the job
A little pricy, but one of the best charcoals I have found on the market. Jealous Devil uses quality hardwood and the barbecue I have smoked using it has been wonderful.
I had shipped to me a few months ago and I still ended up with big lump charcoal. I try lots of brands and definitely near the top of my list.
I always knew thermometers were necessary, but I did not realize when you do a ten hour cook how important a set up like this would be.
Bluetooth to my phone and ability to monitor all day has been a game changer.
Another of my favorite brands of charcoal is the Kamado brand. I have never been dissatisfied with their products in general, but charcoal is one of those things where the quality can vary widely.
Since I don’t use a chimney, I also use their fire starters as well. I am a patient man and these work for me no matter what the weather. Here is a tip. I score mine to get twice as many out of the box because they work that well.