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

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

  1. As a stocking stuffer, get him several of those long bic lighters.  You can never have enough of those things.  Mine always seem to dissapear.

    My girlfriend put some of those in my stocking last year and I thought it was the best thing ever.
  2. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    This is not an accessory, butt absolutely necessary, meat. Maybe a fridge full of meats that your husband could smoke. 
  3. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A good remote therm (Mavrick's are very popular), a good quick read pocket dial therm (for checking leg quarters), an assortment of wood chunks/chips that they might not normally use (pecan, peach, pear, alder, ect.), Stufz burger press, a bunch of foil pans to use for cooking, a big role of heavy duty foil (restraunt style roll), a big roll of restraunt grade plastic wrap, latex gloves for raw meat handeling, a bunch of meat in the freezer!

    All good gift ideas that come in really handy. [​IMG]
  4. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Bridget,

    I just wanted to say, its pretty awesome that you took the incentive to come here, sign up, and then post to find out what would be a great gift.

    I'm sure he will be well surprised when he opens up all the nice stuff you find him for x mas.

    Its just a pretty cool deal you are doing, because its always more fun to get cool stuff you really want instead of a gift card.
  5. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I second that[​IMG]
  6. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welding Gloves and Stainless Steel 18" Food Tongs.

    I have 2 identical pairs of the S/S tongs and one is for nothing but handling smoke woods and charcoal. They don't sell these online anymore, but I picked them up for $2.00/each at walmart.com a couple years ago.

    The gloves are obviously a must, but welding gloves will handle extreme temps for brief periods without damage or burnt hands. I've grabbed onto a fully loaded charcoal grate with a hot coal bed to transfer it into my weber kettle grill and place inside to snuff out the coals (the kettle is pretty air-tight, while my smoker is not), so I can re-use the leftover coals the next time around. Never had an issue with hot hands yet, and these gloves are 6 years old.

    Anyway, now that I've used these items for the length of time that I have, I'd be lost without them, as I'd have to re-think how I'd do everything all over again.

    Merry Christmas, Bridget!

  7. pops6927

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

    Not necessarily an accessory, but certainly a benefit of a great relationship which is love, kindness, patience, endurance, consideration, admiration and more love; and based on your initiative to do this post in the first place, I can tell that all the above is in great abundance!  Congratulations on your kindness and consideration in making this thread and we all wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Nothing can be better than the joy of giving and sharing!
  8. You just helped me with my wish list. Your girl is a genius and thoughtful.
  9. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I sure wish my wife would ask my Buddies what i want.

    A few years back, I got a trip to Las Vagas.  Sounds GREAT right.....The trip included my Mother-In-Law!

    THANKS for the order!!!

  10. mudduck

    mudduck Smoking Fanatic

    todd did she and the trip come in a little brown truck LOL 
  11. bwtmom

    bwtmom Newbie

    Good Morning All,

    I brought the new maverick thermo. (on back order but I'll gift wrap a picture)


    Cherry Sawdust

    Butane Lighter

    Heavy Duty Foil




    I think that's it.   I appreciate all the great suggestions.  It was fun coming back here to see what you amazing smokers posted.   I love to cook as well and it's so nice to have someone cook for me once in a while.    I've bookmarked this site.....I can see me getting into smoking as well.   Merry Christmas to all.


    p.s. - thanks for posting links.....they were very helpful.
  12. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    Bridget, with that great gift list, he's going to be one happy smoker!  And I'll bet he'd love to have a smokin' partner, so come on back!  

    Hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
  13. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Exactly what Dean said !