Following on the heels of my Father’s day barbecue gift guide from last year, I’ve put together an all new Father’s day gift guide for the outdoor grilling and barbeque enthusiast in your life updated for 2017.
It seems that the outdoor cooking space is flooded with products every Spring and it can be difficult to separate the useful and practical from the superfluous. I narrow the field a bit for those procuring on behalf of their beloved Dad.
Kebabs: 75 Recipes for Grilling – Derrick Riches & Sabrina Baksh
I’ve been a fan of Derrick Riches for a very long time. Since I discovered him on About.com (back in the 90s) I’ve kept up with him. If you are starting a bookshelf of barbeque books or, you have a bookcase full, this looks to be a solid addition. Read my Review (coming soon) | Buy Online
Meathead Book – Meathead Goldwyn
I’ve never read a book that so fundamentally challenged what I “thought” I knew about barbecue and grilling. But, this is that book. Meathead gets food scientists and others involved in breaking down most all of the myths that I accepted as truth for grilling and barbecuing. For example: Take your meat out of the refrigerator to bring it up to temperature before you cook. According to Meathead, that’s false and he explains why in the book. A great choice for the outdoor cooking enthusiast. Read my Review (coming soon) | Buy Online
ThermoPro TP03A Digital Food Cooking Thermometer Instant Read
There are times when you are cooking outside like grilling some pork chops, steak or, chicken that you don’t need the full-on dual-probe remote thermometer. You just need something to get a quick read on the internal temp of what’s on the grill. An instant read thermometer is your answer. Easy to use, fast to register a temp and it folds up. Read my Review (coming soon) | Buy Online
Thermopro TP 08 Wireless Remote Dual Probe Thermometer
Last year, I didn’t have one to recommend. But, now that I have tested and reviewed, I can recommend the Thermopro TP 08 Wireless Remote Dual Probe thermometer. This thing just works. And it’s a massive improvement over my old Maverick. The dual probes are essential. One to monitor temps at cooking grate level and the other to keep an eye on the meat temperature. The only fault I found with it was its grate clip. I bought another type and have been very happy with it (mentioned in my review). Read my review | Buy Online
Weber re-designed their grills this year. The major change positions the burners from front to back instead of side to side. Each burner maintains it’s own control knob. This burner re-arrangement makes it a ton easier to create cooking zones than on my old Weber. I still recommend and use a Weber propane gas grill. They are an excellent grill for the dollar and the available parts and support are some of the best I have experienced. You could buy a bigger looking grill for less, but it wouldn’t beat a Weber. Really. Buy Online