Every BBQ Pitmaster has their favorites when it comes to their BBQ Gear. Everything from smokers, grills, knives, rubs, sauces, thermometers, wood, apparel and more. Ask ten pitmasters what their favorite smoker or wood is and more than likely you’ll get close to ten different answers. Those differences are a huge part of what makes BBQ so great.
On this page you will find my favorite or “go to” BBQ Gear. This page will continue to evolve as I try out new products for my BBQ journey. I have included links for more information on the products I use. Some of these links will be affiliate links that if you click on the link and make a purchase I will receive a small commission on your purchase.
Pit Barrel Cooker
If you have read my About Page you already know I use a Pit Barrel Cooker smoker. I absolutely love the “PBC”. I was looking for something easy to use that wouldn’t cost me an arm and a leg. The Pit Barrel Cooker answered my first two requirements of ease of use and great value. From my first cook I was hooked and it is currently the only smoker I own.
I was skeptical of a barrel cooker since everyone I knew either had an off set or a pellet smoker. The PBC has been a great choice for me. The cook time using the barrel is much shorter than an off set. Even though I’m not smoking a brisket for 12 hours the PBC still produces juicy, tender, tasty brisket with that oh so good bark that I love. Ribs have become my go to on the Pit Barrel Cooker as I can turn out finger licking good ribs in about 3 hours typically. It’s one of the best gifts my family has ever given me.
I knew from the beginning of my BBQ Journey that I wanted a ThermoWorks thermometer, after all it seemed that just about everyone in BBQ was using one. I use the Classic Thermapen to get instant accurate temperature readings. These thermometers go through rigorous testing and calibration for accuracy.
For a long cook I use the ThermoWorks Dot single probe thermometer. It is easy to use and accurate with an alarm that beeps when you reach your target temperature. There are times when I need to monitor two meats at the same time. I am planning on adding a Smoke X Wireless BBQ Alarm in the future for those times when I need to monitor multiple meats at once.
Peach Butcher Paper
One of my more recent additions is the use of Peach Butcher Paper. Some folks like to wrap in foil and others like to wrap in butcher paper. I like a great bark on my brisket and pork butts, the Peach Butcher Paper really helps without allowing the meat to dry out. You can get food grade butcher paper in many places but I like to share the love within the BBQ community. I am using the Peach Butcher Paper from Hardcore Carnivore.
Once you get bitten with the BBQ bug you may find yourself constantly shopping for more BBQ Gear. So, if you look up one day and you need more space for your BBQ stuff don’t worry it happens to all of us. Plus, if you are into BBQ your friends and family should always be able to find you something for your birthday you don’t have yet.