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2018 Gift Guide for Dad at the Grill

Throughout the year we try dozens of new products, and many we fall in love with and put in our own regular rotation around the grill. This year we’re  categorizing our list, and we’ve added a digital section for great gifts that are just a click away. How about getting Dad a Father/Son trip to grill in a Steak Cook-Off in the Bahamas or a membership to Meathead’s Pitmaster Club? If you’re running behind on your gift-buying, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with some great last-minute gifts. All of the products you’ll find here are products we love from people we know.

FOR THE FOODIE 

Duck FatDuck Fat Cooking Oil SprayChef Michael Dellaporta calls it “joy in a can!” All-natural, 20% less saturated fats than butter, and nothing artificial. It’s high-temp tolerant too and great for poultry for even crispier skin and perfect for giving steaks a deeper sear. Duckfatspray.com
               
True Made FoodsTrue Made Foods: Attention parents and everyone looking to limit sugar in their diet: finally there is a Ketchup and other sauces with 50% less sugar. These delicious sauces are naturally sweetened with carrots, butternut squash, and spinach.  Turn an empty-calorie American staple into a nutrient-dense, Paleo super food! The three-pack includes BBQ sauce, Sriracha, and Ketchup. Truemadefoods.com
Biil E's BaconBILL -E’s BACON: Serenaded by Songwriters and pampered by Bill E himself, this is artisanal bacon!  This beautiful meat is spiced and smoked in small batches and produced and shipped from Fairhope, AL. Billesbacon.com

 

GRATE GRILLING TOOLS

Gunter WilhelmGunter Wilhelm Knives: We met GW Owner David Malek at The Restaurant Show a few years ago. As with many other friends, we exchanged products and became mutual fans. GW is recognized by champions and competitive cookers as a tool with sharp edges that lasts for years. Made in Germany. GunterWilhelm.com 

The Tool HangerTool Hanger:  We just met Francis Wall, the inventor of ToolHanger, in May, and we are already in love with his product.  It’s a simple way to configure and hang a wide array of grill tools. Durable, simple, and brilliant! Thetoolhanger.com  

BOOKS

Cool Smoke: The Art Of Great Barbecue by Tuffy StoneTuffy Stone’s new book Cool Smoke – The Art of Great Barbecue is as classy as he is!  Take a journey with Tuffy as he regales you with stories about his own journey into the world of BBQ.  This five-time world champion shares lots of how-to’s and great recipes. Buy on Amazon 

Hard Core Carnivore by Jess PrylesJess Pryles’s Hardcore Carnivore blends her Australian upbringing with her love of her new home, Texas.  Jess has earned her place in both U.S. and Australian cooking circles. She’s sought after for classes, talks, and events.  Her book belongs on every griller’s shelf, along with her awesome rub! Jesspryles.com 

HOW ABOUT A VINTAGE GRILL FOR DAD?

We weren’t going to include any grills in this year’s guide because we’ve never met a grill we didn’t like! But then we realized that we too have been caught up in the “vintage grill” craze!

PK Portable Kitchen 19671997 Weber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The two hottest vintage grills were both born in the same year: 1952.  That would be the PK (Portable Kitchen) and Weber. We just added a 1997 Weber Genesis Silver B to our collection of grills. It truly is a classic.  And speaking of classics, the original edition PK Classic is a hot commodity now. A 1967 PK owned by Justin Barnes recently won the 29th annual World Championship Steak Cook-off ® in Magnolia, AR.  Scour Craigslist and Facebook groups if you want to find one of these vintage gems. Good luck!

DIGITAL GIFTS THAT ARE ONLY A CLICK AWAY

GrillGrate Gift Card: Let Dad decide what GrillGrates suit his grills, or let him pick out the grate accessories he’s had his eye on for awhile. Grillgrate.com 

Amazing RibsSubscription to Meathead’s Pitmaster Club: We’re proud to call Meathead a friend, and Amazingribs.com is the first place we go for info, recipes, and insights.  Now the Pitmaster Club takes it to another level. Join an incredibly active group that shares all things BBQ and grilling, curated by Meathead himself and a group of moderators. It’s a great deal at $23.95 a year. AmazingRibs Pitmaster Club

Steak Cookoff Association

Membership to Steak Cookoff Association: Join the fastest growing organization in food sport.  The SCA delivers awesome content, discounts, and competitions that are happening all over the U.S., Europe, and Australia! Steak Cookoff Association

FATHER/SON TRIP TO THE BAHAMAS

Sun, Sand & Steaks

Sand, Sun, SteaksJoin us for four days of grilling and chilling on Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas.  Over the course of four days we’ll grill pizzas on the oceanfront, cook cheeseburgers on a deserted island, and swim with the famous Abaco pigs.  You and Dad can also enter into a SCA Steak Cook-off  Sun, Sand & Steaks with GrillGrate

 

 

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