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Question: Most Handy BBQ Gadget/tool

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by onthedeck, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. What is your most handy BBQ gadget or tool and how is it used? Just thought we could all learn from each other on this one. 

    EXAMPLE: We use  a large PVC sprinkler  housing b/c of it's cone shape to act as a bag holder  assisting in getting pulled pork into freezer bags. HomeDepot- $8-bucks
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  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

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  3. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Throw away gloves for handling the meat while rubbing and handling and what Piney said.
  4. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    white rags,  buy em at home depot by the bag maybe $7 per bag maybe a dozen come in the bag

    can use for spills, hot pads, swatting flys, rattail to pop the dog if he wont move,  rattail to pop the kids if you want them to move faster, carry warm racks wipe down the smoker while its still warm

    then throw em in the washer and reuse
  5. lugnutz

    lugnutz Smoking Fanatic

    my smoker [​IMG]   second place goes to my vac sealer [​IMG]

    Other than that I don't have gadgets..ok I have a garlic press thats kinda handy.  Everything else is pretty much standard equipment.
  6. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    I guess I have to say my A-MAZE-N-SMOKER.

    It got rid of a whole lot of headaches.
  7. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    In this order.
    2. Foodsaver Vacuum Sealer
    3. Fleetwood Food Slicer
  8. dale5351

    dale5351 Smoking Fanatic

    A-Maze-N smoker, used for cold smoke of cheese.  It may graduate to warm and even hot smoking.

    Foodsaver Vacumn sealer, used for sealing up smoked cheese and all sorts of other things.

    Heavy duty grill brush with replaceable heads (for my Weber propane grill).
  9. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    With the hot weather its been the bottle opener I installed on my new grilling cabinet. Second is my digital scale for weighing cures. [​IMG]
  10. biggeorge50

    biggeorge50 Fire Starter

    Don't have any special gadgets, so for me it would be my ET-73's.
  11. pineywoods

    pineywoods SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    An ET 73 is a very useful gadget [​IMG]
  12. what is an ET 73?
  13. pineywoods

    pineywoods SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

  14. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My smoker then tongs
  15. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    Good probe thermometers, one for each when you have unlike large items in, but also a good instant read thermometer to back it up now and then (I like thermoworks, Taylor good too). Also, Good Beer. You can Never Have Too Much heavy duty foil around.  I really like the idea of the shop rags from home depot-less in the trash, always good. The trick with tongs is to get really good strong, springy ones.  Start hitting nearby restaurant supply stores, both for food and hardware, near you-they're full of goodies (& really handy for the birthday/xmas wish lists).
  16. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My BBQ Guru.....I don't even grill without it any more.  Once you go lazy, anything else is just crazy.
  17. dale5351

    dale5351 Smoking Fanatic

    I have to ask -- what is a BBQ Guru?

    I forgot to mention my probe thermometer -- I have a Taylor.  Not remote, but it works fine sitting on top of the smoker.
  18. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Digital scale for measuring out ingredients for sausages, cures, brines, etc.

    Pickle pump injector for curing meats

    36" stockinette bags for hanging hams, turkeys, chickens

    Bacon and ham hooks for hanging slab and buckboard bacons and stockinette bags
  19. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My digital temp gauge

    My Fork
  20. northern greenhorn

    northern greenhorn Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    My # 1 most important BBQ accessory is my wife, she supports my new found addiction

    # 2, The fine folks here at SMF, who have helped me out with my new addiction

    # 3, my smoker, without it I couldn't feed my addiction

    # 4, my BBQ companion "Izzy", she is my taste tester, and she is honest, if something ain't right she spits it out, and shakes her head.

    # 5, A cold beer

    # 6, Digital Thermometer

    # 7, Flavor injectors

    # 8, BBQ gloves, rubs ,sauces, Beef, Pork, Poultry, and anything else I can throw into the smoker