I have people ask me all the time what I cook on, what my favorite grilling accessories/tools are, where I buy my meat and so on and so forth. Feel free to browse around, shop my set-up, and prepare yourself for the ultimate in grilling glory! This is a work in progress and I will always be adding more to the page as I build my collection.
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The Weber Performer. This is my Ginger Ninja. My glorious charcoal beauty. I love her for her hot sears and her versatility with indirect cooking options. Kettles are just so darn adaptable to whatever cooking situation I’ve got going on. Price range is between $300-$500 depending on the time of year and what sales are going on.
The Traeger Texas Elite. My go-to for BBQ. I’m somewhat of a pellet grill collector. My Traeger is about 5 years old now and still kicking! The wood pellet system makes the whole “cooking over fire” thing pretty darn easy. A Traeger Junior was my first real grill and it was perfect for a beginner. Everything tastes amazing, but I didn’t have to stress about making or maintaining a fire.
Camp Chef Smoke Pro Lux. My most used grill. I have this and the Traeger side by side, and this bad boy has been getting all the love lately. It seems to be heavy and sturdy which leads to better heat control and more even cooking. Lots of great standard accessories and features and bonus for me, the company is headquartered right here in Utah! Who says we don’t do BBQ?
Coyote Asado. I love this sexy ceramic grill. There is just something addicting about hand building a fire and watching that thin blue smoke pipe out the chimney. This is my weekend warrior grill when I’ve got real time to just sit and enjoy slow smoking some great BBQ.
ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4 Digital Thermometer. Never grill without a thermometer. This one has a big, easy to read display. Fastest in the industry and unbelievably accurate. I actually bring mine with me everywhere. On TV for cooking demos, to my mom’s on Thanksgiving. Everywhere.
Silicone BBQ Gloves.These heat resistant gloves are serious work-horses when it comes to outdoor cooking. Word to the wise, buy a second pair for a gift. These bad boys get a lot of play time when I’m grilling.
Bear Paws.Straight forward, these are the best tools for moving heavy cuts of meat around without getting burned and nothing compares to their ability to shred through a pork shoulder for simple pulled pork!
FrogMats. Worth every penny! These bad boys are non stick and big enough to cover the entire grilling surface of your grill. They prevent things like fish and shrimp from sticking and falling through the grates. We use them all of the time for jerky as well!
Weber Stainless Tool Set. Everybody needs a solid, dependable set of grilling tools. Don’t be drawn in by the 33 piece super shiny giant grill kits you see for $15. They are cheap for a reason and you won’t even use half of the stuff in there anyways. Get a set that is stainless steel, straight forward, no fuss. It will last longer and work better, promise.
Lodge Cast Iron Combo Cooker This is the only pan set you should ever need. It won’t be, but it should be. I have crossed over to cast iron cookware almost exclusively. The flavor of everything is infinitely better and I love how easy it is to transition from grill to stove to oven to serving. Cast iron is beautiful and durable and lasts forever! This set is particularly awesome because it acts as a saute pan and a sauce pan with lid. I use my set every day. That is no exaggeration.
Cast Iron Grilled Pizza Set. Nothing beats the taste of a grilled pizza! That smoky crisp crust is un-achievable in a regular oven. Cast iron sets like this one are cool for the grill because they allow that yummy charred flavor to pass through. I also use a pizza stone, but have struggled with the time it takes to preheat on occasion. Call me lazy.
Also Dead Rooster Company’s Black Gold is the stuff dreams are made of. There are lots of rub/spice companies out there, but these two are local, homegrown products and small business owners that I’m proud to support.
I always encourage readers to buy from their local butcher first, but sometimes they don’t have the grade you’re looking for or you don’t have a butcher close by. Below are a couple of retailers that I would recommend. They have earned a reputation in the food/bbq world as being the best quality. Snake River Farms is what serious competitors cook with. The Todd actually requested a SRF wagyu brisket for Christmas. Like, that’s the only present he wants this year. They have pricey meat for those BBQ gurus, but they also have an entire section of their site dedicated to the backyard BBQer too. Plus, their pictures make me drool. Check them out!