TOOLS & EQUIPMENT TO SMOKE MEAT 2017-12-11T21:29:07+00:00

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Alarms

ThermaQ Kit 2-Channel Cooking Alarm

This is the alarm I use. I also use a set of extra-long, water-proof needle probes because I need to enter an airtight smoking chamber through a pressure regulator filled with water. The basic probes that come with this kit are great for many smokers. Uses Type K probes.

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Type K Water-Proof Needle Probe for Cajun Express Smoker

This is the 78 inch long, water-proof needle probe used with the ThermaQ alarm because I need to enter an airtight smoking chamber through a pressure regulator filled with water. This Type K probe will work with any ThermoWorks alarm that uses Type K probes. Be sure to select the 78 inch cable when ordering.

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ThermaQ High Temp Kit 2-Channel Cooking Alarm

This is the same alarm I use with a High Temp Armored Smokehouse Penetration probe.

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ThermaQ WiFi Kit 2-Channel Alarm

Track temperatures anywhere WiFi is available. Includes free ThermaQ app. Get alerts on your smartphone or tablet. Uses Type K probes.

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ThermaQ WiFi High Temp Kit 2-Channel Alarm

Comes with High Temp Armored Smokehouse Penetration probe. Track temperatures anywhere WiFi is available. Includes free ThermaQ app. Get alerts on your smartphone or tablet. Uses Type K probes.

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ThermaQ Blue Kit 2-Channel Alarm

150-Foot line-of-sight Bluetooth LR transmission. No WiFi required. Includes free ThermaQ app. Get alerts on your smartphone or tablet. Uses Type K probes.

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ThermaQ Blue High Temp Kit 2-Channel Alarm

Comes with High Temp Armored Smokehouse Penetration probe. 150-Foot line-of-sight Bluetooth LR transmission. No WiFi required. Includes free ThermaQ app. Get alerts on your smartphone or tablet. Uses Type K probes.

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Smoke by ThermoWorks 2-Channel Alarm

Smoke includes base unit and Wireless Smoke Receiver with neck lanyard. Wireless to 300-feet line-of-sight. Uses commercial grade Pro-Series probes. Pre-paired with receiver-no setup required.

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ChefAlarm

ChefAlarm includes unit, 6-inch Pro-Series High Temp Cooking Probe with 47-inch cable, SS Probe Clip, Padded Zip Wallet that neatly holds everything. Splash-proof design for commercial kitchens, uses Pro-Series High Temp Cooking Probes, adjustable high and low alarms, always-on Min & Max temperatures, adjustable volume to 92dB (4 settings), Includes count-down and count-up timer, big digits and a backlight. Available in 9 colors.

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DOT ALARM

I own two of these, a white one and a red one. DOT includes a 4.5-inch straight Pro-Series Probe that is engineered to do one thing really well. Set your target temperature, and the DOT beeps when it gets there. Super simple, super accurate. Comes in 9 colors.

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Grate Clip, Stainless-Steel

If you purchase an alarm kit, it may already come with one. Attach this stainless-steel grate clip to your smoker grate to monitor the internal temperature of smoker. Compatible with any Pro-Series probe (or Type K probes sized to 0.12″ diameter or smaller). I also use an aluminum foil ball small enough to fit inside the clip to help hold the probe in place if needed.

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Thermometers

Thermapen Mk4

This is the new generation Thermapen Mk4 with 2-3 second readings, foldaway thermocouple probe, patented auto-rotating display, use in either hand, motion-sensing sleep & wake modes, intelligent backlight, waterproof to IP67, 3,000-hour battery life (AAA Battery), comes in 10 colors, and display temps in F or C degrees. Worth every dime. Mine is yellow.

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Classic Thermapen

Original Thermapen with fewer features than Thermapen Mk4. 2-3 second readings, water-resistant design, F to C degrees reconfigurable, auto on/off-no buttons, 1,500 battery life (CR2032 lithium coin cell batteries 2). Comes in 6 colors.

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ThermoPop

Affordable pocket thermometer with rotating display, use in either hand, 3-4 second readings, splash-proof design, big backlit digits, switchable F/C degrees, 5,000 hours of typical performance with included lithium battery. Comes in 9 colors. Worth every penny. Mine is yellow.

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Timers

TimeStick Trio

This is the timer I use. I track the total time the meat is in the smoker. The total time the meat is in the smoker AFTER the smoker target temperature is reached. And, the total time after I have removed the meat from the smoker (carryover cooking time). It counts up or down, magnetic back, and come with a neck lanyard. Simple to use. Mine is black however, it comes in 9 colors. White, yellow, green, red, blue, black, orange, pink, and purple.

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TimeStick

This is TimeStick Trio’s little sister with single timer. Counts up or down, magnetic back, neck lanyard, and comes in 9 colors.

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TimeStack

I use the TimeStack to help create the perfect medium rare 1.5-2.0-inch-thick steak. Timer one-sear first side for 3 minutes. Timer two-sear second side for 3 minutes. Timer three- finish in the oven for 6 minutes at 375 F. Timer four- meat rest for 5 minutes. Adjustable volume for noisy kitchens, extra big and loud up to 100dB, splash-proof housing, record your own voice alarms, backlight for low light conditions, four independent displays, numeric keypad for quick alarm settings. Counts up or down. Comes in 9 colors. Mine is white.

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OTHER TOOLS & EQUIPMENT

SpitJack Magnum Meat Injector Gun Complete Kit with Case

This is my favorite injection tool. Includes 4 Commercial Grade needles, 3 custom cleaning brushes, adjustable injection dose from 1ml to 5ml, and storage case.

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Extreme Heat Gloves

These are my favorite gloves with extremely high heat rating and great dexterity.

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Bernzomatic Flexible Lighter

These Bernzomatic lighters are reliable, high quality, and refillable.

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Meat-Everything You Need To Know by PAT LAFRIEDA

Every Pit Master knows that if you don’t start off with the best cut and grade of meat, your best smoking efforts will make little difference. Before your next smoking session, do some simple research and read up on the different types and grades of meat you are planning to smoke and you will learn what you need to know before selecting. I cannot recommend this valuable pre-smoking resource enough. Worth every penny, and can save you a fortune.

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Meat Smoking And Smokehouse Design by Stanley Marianski

The sections on smokehouse design include over 200 construction diagrams and photos that cover most known methods: masonry, portable, wood, concrete, and drum smokers. After reading this book a reader will fully comprehend what can be expected of any particular smoker and how to build one that will conform to his individual needs. This book will benefit the serious smoker as well as the beginner.

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VacMaster VP 215 Chamber Vacuum Sealer

This is the Chamber Vacuum Sealer I prefer and use. I use it to marinate meats before smoking and vacuum sealing smoked meats for freezing and enjoyment months later. Fishing and hunting enthusiasts will wonder how they ever managed without one.

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Viper BBQ Sauce Spice Kits

I looked for years to discover a good BBQ Sauce until I tried the Viper Original Spicy BBQ Sauce Spice Kit. This BBQ Sauce is in a class all by itself and pit masters have won championships using it. Viper Sauce is unique because they do not use the chili oil in the process that is known for causing the “burn” instead of the great taste and heat of the chili itself. Several levels of heat to choose from. I recommend trying the Original Spicy Kit and adding your own ketchup and light brown sugar to make the best BBQ Sauce you ever tasted.

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Waring Commercial HIH400 Hi-Power Electric Countertop Range Burner

This is the electric Induction Countertop Range I use in producing the tutorial videos. Great with cast iron grill pans for searing Ahi Tuna and Beef Steaks.

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Kuhn Rikon High Performance Ratchet Spice Grinder

I own and use all 4 colors and keep 3 of them on the kitchen counter. I use the white one for salt, the black one for pepper, and the red one for Herbs de Provence. The green one is for unique blends as needed.

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Copco Non-Skid Cabinet Turntable 9-Inch

I use this turntable to rotate a dinner plate while applying a sauce via a squeeze bottle.

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A-MAZE-N Pellet Tube Smoker 6-Inch

Used to hot smoke meats or cold smoke cheese and nuts in a charcoal or gas grill. Fill with wood pellets for up to two hours of smoke. Do not place directly above or adjacent to heat source or you may need to fabricate a small heat shield like a heavy-duty tin foil tray to protect it from direct heat. Use a propane torch to start one end on fire, turn off torch, then let flame burn for at least ten minutes before blowing out. Follow all manufacturer’s safety and use instructions for best results.

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A-MAZE-N Pellet Tube Smoker 12-Inch

Used to hot smoke meats or cold smoke cheese and nuts in a charcoal or gas grill. Fill with wood pellets for up to four hours of smoke. Do not place directly above or adjacent to heat source or you may need to fabricate a small heat shield like a heavy-duty tin foil tray to protect it from direct heat. Use a propane torch to start one end on fire, turn off torch, then let flame burn for at least ten minutes before blowing out. Follow all manufacturer’s safety and use instructions for best results.

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A-MAZE-N 12-Inch Tube Smoker Combo Pack with 1 lb bag each of Apple Blend, Cherry, Hickory and Mesquite Wood Pellets

Used to hot smoke meats or cold smoke cheese and nuts in a charcoal or gas grill. Fill with wood pellets for up to four hours of smoke. Do not place directly above or adjacent to heat source or you may need to fabricate a small heat shield like a heavy-duty tin foil tray to protect it from direct heat. Use a propane torch to start one end on fire, turn off torch, then let flame burn for at least ten minutes before blowing out. Follow all manufacturer’s safety and use instructions for best results.

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A-MAZE-N Pellet Smoker

Used to hot smoke meats or cold smoke cheese and nuts in a charcoal or gas grill. Fill with wood pellets for up to four eleven of smoke. Do not place directly above or adjacent to heat source or you may need to fabricate a small heat shield like a heavy-duty tin foil tray to protect it from direct heat. Use a propane torch to start one end on fire, turn off torch, then let flame burn for at least ten minutes before blowing out. Follow all manufacturer’s safety and use instructions for best results.

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A-MAZE-N Pellet Smoker Combo Pack with 1 lb bag each of Apple Blend, Cherry, Hickory and Mesquite Wood Pellets

Used to hot smoke meats or cold smoke cheese and nuts in a charcoal or gas grill. Fill with wood pellets for up to four eleven of smoke. Do not place directly above or adjacent to heat source or you may need to fabricate a small heat shield like a heavy-duty tin foil tray to protect it from direct heat. Use a propane torch to start one end on fire, turn off torch, then let flame burn for at least ten minutes before blowing out. Follow all manufacturer’s safety and use instructions for best results.

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SMOKERS

Cajun Express CES-6 Smoker by R & V Works

This is the smoker I use in the tutorial videos. They come in 3 sizes, the CES-6 is the middle size.

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