June 26, 2020
Finally- summer is officially here! Let's kick off the season of sunshine and warmth with what's "HOT from The Pit!" Please share this!
We Publish The Definitive Book About RIBS For Only $3.99
Just In Time For Fourth Of July Cookouts
BBQ ribs is the quintessential All-American dish for the ultimate All-American holiday. To help you consecrate the holiday properly in sauce we have published “Amazing Ribs Made Easy. Everything You Need To Know About America’s Favorite Food: Pork Ribs” by Meathead and Clint Cantwell.
The e-book is available for $3.99 on Amazon at https://tinyurl.com/loveribs but Pitmaster Club members get a flipbook version FREE right here!

This second Deep Dive Guide (the other, Sous Vide Que is already in the Pitmaster Club for free to members ) provides a step-by step guide to creating stellar ribs on the smoker, grill, and even indoors in the oven or slow cooker, complete with prize-winning rub and sauce recipes.
You don't need a Kindle, but you will need the free Kindle app for iOS, Android, Mac, or PC which can be downloaded from Amazon.

Makes a great gift!
We Now Have Pitmaster Club GIFT CARDS!
Share The "Amazing"

You can FINALLY send the gift of Pitmaster Club Membership to all your friends and family! Your gift recipient will be sent a physical Visa card worth $23.95 that they can use to join the Pitmaster Club along with instructions on how to join. The card will go in the mail within 48 hours.
Cost of gift card: $30 = One year subscription + printing, postage, and handling. Value of gift card: $23.95.

Important: Recipients must live in the US or Canada only.

How it works.
  • Fill out the form on this page and your payment info.
  • Your gift recipient will be sent a Visa Card worth $23.95
  • Your gift recipient can use the gift Visa Card join the Pitmaster Club, for 1 year.
  • The card will go in the mail within 48 hours along with instructions on how to join.
June's "Virtual Happy Hour" - Barrel Cooking
June's Pitmaster Club "Virtual Happy Hour" was held on Thursday, June 4 via Zoom. We hope you got the memo (we announced it in last month's newsletter and in the Pitmaster Club forum ).

 This time we talked barrel cooking with Noah Glanville (founder of Pit Barrel Cooker), Christie Vandover ( GirlsCanGrill.com , competition cook and barrel expert), and our own barrel expert John "Spinaker" Bowlsby. Oh, and Meathead, Max and Clint were there too. We had a great time, it was very insightful. If you missed it, or if you were there but want to watch it again, here's the link to the recorded version.
Unless otherwise noted, all Virtual Happy Hours will take place the first Thursday of each month, at 7:30pm Central Time. They last approximately 2 hrs give or take. They'll all be recorded and posted here if you can't make it.
  • You do NOT need to download Zoom, you just need to click the red button below to join (save the link).
  • You will NOT be on camera or on the mic so you don't need either. The button below is simply to observe live (save the link).
  • No computer or internet? Phone in! In the US: 1-312-626-6799 or 1-646-558-8656 or 1-346-248-7799 or 1-669-900-9128 or 1-253-215-8782 or 1-301-715-8592.
  • On iPhone one-tap: +13126266799,,91674353487# or +16465588656,,91674353487#
  • International numbers available here
Be sure to join us on our next Virtual Happy Hour
this coming Thursday July 2 , 7:30-9:30 pm Central.
The topic will be RIBS! Use the link above.
We will have Meathead, Max, Clint and special guest
Future Topics:
  • August 6: Grilled Fruits & Veggies
  • September 3: PIZZA!
  • More every first Thursday (future topics to be announced)
June's 3 Monthly Sweepstakes Winners
GRAND PRIZE winners get to select 1 Grand Prize, which includes a grill or smoker from about 10 of our favorite Gold and Platinum Medal-winning cookers. They run in value up near $2,000!

Brian selected the Hasty-Bake Gourmet 256 Dual Finish Charcoal Grill , MSRP $1,399.
SECOND PRIZE winners get to pick 1 prize from among the Pit Barrel Cooker, Symon & Mixon knife and grill tool set, Fireboard remote thermometer, or a CyberQ digital controller; they run in value up to $500.
THIRD PRIZE winners get the Backyard Pitmaster Package with a variety of cool stuff:
  1. 3-bottle gift set of Black Swan gourmet BBQ sauces,
  2. 4-bottle pack of Heaven Made Products premium seasonings,
  3. $100 digital gift card to Porter Road premium meats, and
  4. the Williams-Sonoma Grill School book, containing over 100 unique recipes and co-authored by our own David Joachim! Total value $225.
Paid members now have 36 chances per year to win, and the odds are about 1 in 444 per year! First Prize winners are not eligible for additional prizes for 10 years after winning. Second & Third Prize winners are eligible for a different prize starting the next month.
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New Reviews
FireBoard 2 Drive FBX2D, by Bill McGrath
The FireBoard 2 Drive, an evolution of the original FireBoard with an enhanced LCD display, is a 6-channel Bluetooth/Wi-Fi thermometer with an integrated thermostatic controller that sets the standard for this product class. It hits all the high notes: well-thought out, solid construction, full feature set, an intuitive app, and clear, well-written instructions - in five languages, no less.
Lighting your smoker, grill, or fire pit has never looked so cool! It also couldn't be much simpler thanks to the GrillBlazer GrillGun propane torch. The device looks like a pistol and a flamethrower had a child, providing plenty of firepower for getting charcoal or wood going in a matter of minutes.
If you are in the market for a great high-end gas grill, the Landmann Professional Series Ardor 5-Burner Gas Grill delivers across the board – from assembly to heat control to clean-up and more. The grill is constructed almost entirely of 304 grade stainless steel, meaning it not only looks good, it is built to last.
Special Discount From BBQGuys.com
As posted in the Pitmaster Club forum's Discounts And Deals channel earlier this month, through the month of June BBQGuys.com is offering us a discounted price on the Cajun Classic 17-Inch Reversible Seasoned Cast Iron Griddle - GL10494S.

This Cajun Classic griddle is made of cast iron and measures 19 7/8 inches wide (including handles) x 8 15/16 inches deep. The reversible cooking surface of the cast iron griddle is 15 7/8 inches wide x 8 3/8 inches deep. Features a smooth griddle side, and a raised grill side. This Cajun Classic cast iron cookware is pre-seasoned to perfection and ready for use. Cast iron cookware makes for superior heat retention, even heating of foods and provides nutritional iron intake. Heavy-Duty and durable, designed to last for years. Hand wash with stiff brush and hot water.
Continual Deals For Members Only
We Still Have Stickers- Get 'Em!
In case you missed it the last few months, we've got a batch of really cool die-cut AmazingRibs.com Pitmaster Club stickers printed and we want to allow members the chance to get them first!
Each sticker is 4" x 3.5" and according to the manufacturer they are weatherproof, waterproof -- even dishwasher safe.
To get 'em, send these two things:

1. a self-addressed stamped return envelope, and
2. one dollar ($1)

to the address here in this post and we will shoot you back two stickers ASAP. Stick one of them on your rear window so everyone can see that you are part of this amazing family, and the other one on your locker at school or work, your fridge, laptop, grill (the cool part of course), or even your dog!
Be Amazing- Tell Your Friends!
They rave about your food every time you fire up the grill. Isn’t it about time to let them in on the secret to success, the AmazingRibs.com Pitmaster Club?

Members get:

 Once a Free Trial member loves us and becomes a $23.95/year paid member, they'll also get the comprehensive temperature guide magnet & automatic monthly entry into the 3 monthly "Great Giveaway" Sweepstakes.
Maybe they're not ready to join yet? That's OK too. Point them toward our free semi-monthly public newsletter, Smoke Signals , where they can get to know us with free seasonal recipes, tips & tricks, and links to fun & informative content to their email inbox. We never spam or sell their email addresses, and we're happy to share our privacy promise .
Show Us What You're Cooking!
The following shots are member submissions from the last month in our brand new "Show Us What You're Cooking (SUWYC) - Volume 17, Summer 2020" topic as well as the expired "Volume 16, Spring 2020" topic.
Well, lets kick this summer off with an awesome rib cook from Attjack. Nothing says summer like a perfect rack of ribs.
How about this American Wagyu tri-tip from Troutman. Spectacular!
Another great summer combo.........brisket and bourbon. IrondeQuer had got this down.
Blues1 Had his first run at some beef back ribs. Looks like he hit it out of the park. Nice work!
goosebr160 fired up his PBC for Father's Day. And check out the results with this American Wagyu brisket. Check out that bark.
MarkN had orders to make whatever he wanted for Father's Day. So he threw together this great looking paella made from b oneless skinless chicken thighs, hot Italian sausage and shrimp.
theroc was hard at it making this Korean barbecue beef. Served with homemade kimchi and slow roasted black kale.
What summer would be complete without some chili cheese dogs and fresh fries? Richard Chrz nailed this summer classic.
Everyone needs a prime ribeye from time to time. Check out this one from hoovarmin. Wow!
fcy fired up his Weber kettle and smoked up these miso wings and queijo coalho cheese. Beautiful color on those wings.
It is always fun to break out the Lodge Sportsman's Grill. Check out these sheep dip lamb chops and asparagus made by radshop. These are one of my favorite little grills.
Dewesq55 made some deconstructed chicken tikka masala, with sides of aromatic yellow rice. He then cooked the chicken in his tandoor. Beautiful meal.
How about this picture perfect beer cheese soup from Henrik. This stuff looks amazing.
Now we head up too Minnesota where Skip was hard at work making some homemade sausage on his Memphis pellet grill.
Your assignment: sharpen your photography skills and set up some great poses to help your pic get in the running for next month's issue. Make sure to consider proper lighting and unique dishes to make your cooks really stand out; for help with food shots, don't miss Meathead's Food Photography article.

To share your cooks, please visit the brand new "Show Us What You're Cooking (SUWYC) - Volume 17, Summer 2020" topic.
Don't Forget About These Tasty Bits

As announced last month, watch for our brand new weekly email newsletter news series the DigestThis.news Bulletin - emailed every Tuesday - with news curated from credible sources by award-winning food journalist (and our chief editor!) Dave Joachim .

You are getting it free, be sure to open it and enjoy it!

Please add  editor@digestthis.news  to your address book so that it lands in your inbox, not your spam folder. The DigestThis.news Bulletin and its companion website, DigestThis.news, are published by AmazingRibs.com.
Don't forget about your FREE digital subscription to “Tailgater Magazine, Your Parking Lot and Backyard Entertainment Guide”. They feature great food & drink recipes, entertainment ideas, and cool gear and products to make your next tailgater super. We posted the May/June issue here.
Founded in 1989, Barbecue News Magazine is the only magazine devoted to barbecue and it features columns from BBQ Hall of Famers Ardie Davis and Paul Kirk, recipes, news from BBQ associations, a calendar of events, a restaurant guide, book reviews, and ruminations by other experts including the team at AmazingRibs.com. Your FREE digital versions are especially cool because it is interactive. Many articles and ads are clickable linking you to more info.
The 'Cue Sheet, By Robert Moss - Want more tasty bites in recent BBQ news, events, and stories delivered to your email inbox each week? Sign up for The 'Cue Sheet, the email barbecue newsletter from Robert Moss. You'll love it!
You May Be Wondering:
"Where did the PitCast go?"
We tear up when we say it, but we've retired the PitCast with Greg Rempe. The PitCast was our weekly, then monthly, podcast of BBQ news and interviews with fellow Pitmaster Club members and BBQ pros which ran from 2016 to April 2020 for a total of 195 episodes. You can find all of them here, sorted by years.

Onward and upward: as announced earlier in this newsletter, in its place we're now holding monthly Virtual Happy Hour live interactive broadcasts via webinar platform Zoom. They will be held the first Thursday of each month and will occur at 7:30pm Central Time, unless otherwise noted. You don't need to download anything, or have a webcam or mic, simply click the link to join and you're there observing live! Each month's topics will be announced ahead of time, so be sure to check in regularly to see what's next!
Don't Miss Meathead's LIVE Monthly Fireside Chats On Facebook & YouTube!
Join Meathead the last Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Central for his live monthly "fireside chats" on Facebook and YouTube. Bring your toughest questions!

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