We love the holidays. It's a great time for families and friends to get together, make memories, and share food, fun, and stories.
We also love good BBQ. Grilling or smoking food is an amazing way to make delicious food and we can't get enough. Odds are, you (or someone you know) loves cooking outside as well. If you're looking for gift ideas for someone who is obsessed with their Big Green Egg or is known for making the best steaks, then we've got you covered.
In this post, we'll share 8 great gift ideas for the BBQ enthusiast in your life. There are ideas here for every budget, from $12.95 to over $2,000.
Let's dive in!
1) The Flame Boss
Cooking with a ceramic style grill is an art form, and some people can find the long hours intimidating. How do I get the temperature right? How do I hold the temperature for 8 hours or 12 hours? How do I know when the food is cooked to the perfect temperature.
Enter, the Flame Boss. This awesome device monitors the temperature of your pit and up to 3 different meats. It's connected via WiFi so you can check in on your cook from your smartphone, desktop, or Alexa device. It controls a small fan that raises or lowers the temperature, helping to ensure you keep a consistent temperature throughout the entire cook. See how we use it in the video below:
It's an awesome gift for both beginners and experts!
2) The Cutting Edge Cooking Chunks Variety Pack
What do you give someone who already has all the gear? Give them the gift of flavor! Cutting Edge Firewood makes the best cooking chunks in the world. Each one is hand selected and cut from the kiln dried wood that spent 48 hours inside of a kiln. The chunks are clean and free from mold, fungus, and pests. They are really dry and will ignite quickly, providing clean flavor for multiple hours.
Our variety pack is an awesome gift because it includes 4 different types of cooking wood. You will have 2 or 3 cooks with each flavor: pecan, hickory, cherry, and oak! We also offer complimentary shipping throughout the entire United States, so it's the perfect gift to send to anyone who loves BBQ in your life.
3) Fogo Super Premium Lump Charcoal
Speaking of premium cooking fuel sources, have you tried Fogo Lump Charcoal? Historically, receiving a lump of coal for Christmas was not a good thing, but not anymore!
Using top quality fuel sources is important if you want top quality food. Fogo charcoal is easy to light, uses larger pieces, provides great air flow, and allows for high heat. For this Christmas, you can even order the charcoal to be delivered in a humorous, Santa's naughty list coal bag.
4) A Cast Iron Skillet
There is more to cooking inside a ceramic grill or smoker than pulled pork and brats. Using a cast iron skillet unlocks countless new opportunities to cook food with amazing wood flavor. Try chili or cornbread, jambalaya or beans. You can't cook those over grill grates obviously, but a cast iron skillet works wonders.
We like this dual handle pan from Lodge Cast Iron skillet. The dual handles make it easy to place and remove from the grill, and the quality makes for some great cooks!
5) The Kick Ash Basket
You know what's the worst part of cooking BBQ? Cleaning up the ash afterwards. Before every cook we debate if we really need to clean the ash out, or if it will be fine. Cleaning out ash is messy and tedious, but it's very important. Ash build up prevents proper air flow and make proper temperatures impossible to maintain.
Fortunately, the kick ash basket makes ash clean up simple and quick. The charcoal sits in the basket, which allows you to shake the basket to remove ash while saving your charcoal. All the ash drops into a removable bucket, allowing you to instantly remove the ash from your grill.
6) Seasoning, Rubs, or Sauces
It's hard to find a bbq enthusiast who doesn't love experimenting with new spices or sauces.
There are countless options out there, and you can often receive variety packs to give multiple flavors. One specific recommendation that we enjoy cooking with is the dry rubs from Meat Church. They have a variety of great flavors that would be a great addition to any chef's cook.
7) Bear Paws Shredder Claws
I love cooking pork butts - it's a great way to make a lot of delicious food for a lot of people. What I don't like is pulling the pork with forks or my fingers.
Everything changed when I tried Bear Paws Shredder Claws for the first time. These are large, sharp, and great for shredding tender meat that has come out of your smoker.
The say that BBQ was invented with a "pyro" got hungry! Who doesn't enjoy a beautiful fire?!
We hope you have an amazing holiday season this year. Great food is tied to strong memories in so many ways, so why not give some gifts that help create great food!