The Christmas season is upon us. We’ve survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Are you still trying to come up with something to give your outdoor cook? Here are some ideas.
- Wood chips are a great gift. They can be used on a gas grill, charcoal grill, electric grill, or in a barbecue pit. They also come in several different varieties, so you can go with their favorite or try something entirely new.
- Charcoal. As a charcoal griller, I can use a lot of this stuff pretty quickly and it’s always nice to have a backup supply.
- Gift card for the local butcher. I tend to have more time than meat. Get a gift card and your cook might splurge on a fancier steak or a new cut.
- Seasonings, marinades, and rubs. I’m always willing to give a new seasoning a try. They are inexpensive and can make a huge difference in the outcome of a meal.
- Thermometer. Thermometers are indispensable for the outdoor cook. Good barbecue depends on temperature control. The right amount of heat makes the difference between crispy wings and soggy, oil-laden ones. Try a remote probe thermometer, a classic meat thermometer, or even an infrared beam thermometer. All good choices.
- Specialized tools. Sometimes the best tool for the job is one specifically designed to do that job. I prefer multitaskers, but sometimes the unitasker is the way to go. Example: Meatrakes. You can use forks to shred meat, but it takes a while. With Meatrakes, it can be done in a couple of minutes.
There are lots of great gifts for your outdoor cook. If it helps them produce more great tasting food in the outdoors, it’s a great gift.
One more idea: If you really want to get some bang for your buck, you could give my special BBQ and Grilling Gift Set. They are in limited supply, so buy now or forever hold your peace.