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Question: Most Handy BBQ Gadget/tool

onthedeck

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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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rp ribking

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

miamirick

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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
 

lugnutz

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my smoker
  second place goes to my vac sealer


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

Bearcarver

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

It got rid of a whole lot of headaches.
 

beer-b-q

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In this order.
  1. A-MAZE-N-SMOKER
  2. Foodsaver Vacuum Sealer
  3. Fleetwood Food Slicer
 

dale5351

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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).
 

meateater

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With the hot weather its been the bottle opener I installed on my new grilling cabinet. Second is my digital scale for weighing cures.
 

pineywoods

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An ET 73 is a very useful gadget
 

rdknb

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My smoker then tongs
 

thebarbequeen

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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).
 

geek with fire

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

dale5351

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

pops6927

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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
 

northern greenhorn

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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
 

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