1. Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

What is your favorite smoker accessory....something you cannot live without.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bwtmom, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. bwtmom

    bwtmom Newbie

    I'm looking for gift ideas.   What is the ultimate in smoker accessories.   I think he pretty much can use anything....thermometers, smoking chips, gloves, racks, etc.

    I'm new to this......any input would be appreciated.


  2. A quality wood poker. Dirt Guy made a great one for me!
  3. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

     A couple of good therms, the more the better. [​IMG]
  4. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi ya Bridget, I take it you are looking for a gift for your other half?

    Maverick has a new thermo out and its pretty dang cool.


    Now the bad part is I think getting it before x mas may be tough but if someone told me this is what I was getting then I wouldn't mind waiting till it was in stock.

    The fancy LED bbq lights are pretty cool.

    Knives are always an awesome gift, especially if they are good knives. I have this one and its my fail safe everything knife.

    Gloves are cool as well, if he uses charcoal and wood, try the welding stores and sites. There gloves are much more comfortable then the BBQ gloves at the hardware stores.   Tillman 750 and 850 are great gloves that wont break the bank.
  5. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    My favorite accessory is my Maverick remote thermometer....but as Tom said, the new and much improved model ET-732 may not be available before Christmas.  But I too would be happy to know I had one coming! lol
  6. bwtmom

    bwtmom Newbie

    Yes this is for my other half.    He's very much into smoking and does an AWESOME job.   I'm definately going with the thermometer......I'm sure it's worth the wait.    Knife is another good option.

    Thanks so much for the tips.....I appreciate it.

  7. smokeamotive

    smokeamotive Smoking Fanatic

    BEER! [​IMG]
  8. bwtmom

    bwtmom Newbie

    Also, I know he prefers cherry smoking chips.......is there a brand you can recommend?  

    How about some kind of funny/gag gift.   Thought about getting something comical embroidered.  I don't think I would have this by xmas but that's ok.

  9. bwtmom

    bwtmom Newbie

  10. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have one of these, not that I drink that fast but it makes for fun conversation with the neighbors or friends.


    Is his smoker electric, propane, or wood.

    Saying he likes cherry chips makes me think its propane or electric.

    Maybe a a maze n smoker tray and sawdust off the page with the thermo.

    You might send him this way after you get x mas over and just maybe he will share some of his tips, tricks and secrets with us.

    Good Luck.
  11. bwtmom

    bwtmom Newbie

    I like the brew belt idea.  He does par take in a few beers while smoking.   His is electric.   What is sawdust used for?    Is a branding iron a waste of money.....is name is Mark so I could get a M and it could also mean Medium.....lol.

    I will direct him.   Smoking is his passion.  He smoked a turkey for thanksgiving and it was the best I've ever had.   Brined it in cranberry juice.

    I'm loving this site myself.  Thanks for all the help. 

  12. mudduck

    mudduck Smoking Fanatic

    i like my AMS with the saw dust  and for cool smoking
  13. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member


    Since he has an electric smoker, like so many of us have, it would be my opinion that the absolute best thing you could get him would be the "A-MAZE-N-SMOKER".

    Here is a link to the best of the packages (The 6 X 8 package):


    Here's a video:

    Everybody here loves them!

    With this in his electric smoker, he can set the temp of his smoker, and not have to worry about putting chips & chunks of wood in for hours & hours!

    The guy who makes & sells these things is a great member of this forum.

    You could PM him & make sure you get it by Christmas.

    PM: "TJohnson"

    Last edited: Dec 14, 2010
  14. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    TJohnson also sells Maverick  thermometers.
  15. If he likes to drink beer, get him a special beer glass just for cooking. Maybe something with a pig on it. If you could find someone locally that does woodburning you could get him a sign that says Sam's BBQ Joint don't know his name but you catch my drift. I'm having a sign made that say's Amelia and Stephen's Restaraunt for us this year. Something practical I can't go without are latex gloves. A great big box of those would be a gift that I would love.
  16. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Remote dual thermometers are at the top of my list. Nothing better than being able to know your smoker and internal meat temp at all times and not even have to be right by the smoker.
  17. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    I am with Bear on this one.  Best thing that ever happened to my smoker for sure
  18. CASE OF BEER!!!!!![​IMG]
  19. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Beer is technically not an accessory. It is an intregal part of a successfull smoke. Bourbon and Vodka are accessories [​IMG]
  20. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I would go with a new thermo meter a good smoker never has enough of them. Maybe a good slicing knife is also an option. Then you could go with and nice apron or something like that. I know one thing that we all would really like. Now this is only for someone that you really like ALOT maybe get them a good hunk of Wagyu Beef Brisket or a good Cowboy Ribeye Steak from Alan Brothers. Believe me they will love you for it too.

    Last edited: Dec 14, 2010