You can’t have a delicious BBQ if you don’t have good equipment. Even if you have the best smoker in the world, you’ll need to get it started. You’ll also need a place to slice the brisket after it’s finished.
Here’s a quick rundown of some of the most important (and non-essential) barbecue smoker accessories you should have in your arsenal.
A quality smoker thermometer is the most essential smoker accessory that you should be using. This one is a no-brainer and if there is one smoker accessory you buy today make it a smoker thermometer.
Going from smoking without a thermometer to utilizing a good dual probe system is a significant defense. You’ll wonder how you ever managed without it.
In addition, the thermometer should have some of the following features:
- Two or more probes are used to simultaneously detect multiple heat sources.
- You can read the temperature and set alarms from the comfort of your armchair with this wireless receiver.
- Rugged, long-lasting design means you won’t have to buy a new one every time you smoke.
- Simple, clear display makes temperature reading as simple and accurate as possible. A thermometer with an illegible display serves no purpose.
When it comes to removing meat off the grill, you have a few alternatives. To get what you’re cooking onto a tray or anything, your standard tongs and forks are usually sufficient. But there are occasions when you have a little too much mass to trust such flimsy means, and even your beloved spatula won’t suffice.
The grill glove is a pair of heat-resistant, non-slip fingered gloves that allow you to reach out and touch whatever you want to remove from the grill. They’re a terrific item to have on hand because they’re multipurpose; they operate just like normal oven mitts, but with the added benefit of being easy to clean.
RAPICCA BBQ Grill Gloves 17 Inches, 932℉, Heat Resistant-Smoker, Cooking Barbecue Gloves
After the meat has formed its crust, a good brush allows you to add moisture.
The longer anything cooks on the grill or in the smoker, the drier it becomes. The basting brush and the sauce mop are two vital instruments for preventing dryness.
Traeger Grills BAC418 Silicone Basting Brush
Start wrapping your meat in pink butcher paper if you want to be a true barbecue hipster.
Aaron Franklin popularized the method of wrapping meat in butcher paper rather than aluminum foil.
The concept is that butcher paper helps the meat produce a better bark than you get with foil.
Any food-grade butcher paper will work, but we strongly advise using the BBQ Butler Pink Butcher Paper since it has a looser density and more breathability, allowing smoky goodness to infiltrate your meal without adding too much moisture.
It belongs in every pit master’s toolbox. You run the risk of ruining your perfectly cooked meat if you don’t have a good knife.
There are a few things to look out for when purchasing a carving knife;
With the choice that we have, the CUTLUXE Slicing Carving Knife 12″, we can effortlessly carve and slice brisket, roast, and other meats with this expertly built slicing knife. An elegant handle made of pakkawood with ripple rivets for firm grip and unwavering stability ensures comfortable movement.
When grilling, you’ll obviously require some high-quality tongs. Many of the low-cost tongs are constructed of poor-quality metal that heats up quickly. They’re light, bend easily, and aren’t particularly good in general.
What distinguishes an excellent set is the use of high-quality metal, preferably stainless steel. It’s fantastic if they feature a spring-loaded hinge. To avoid you from burning yourself, they should include some kind of insulation on the handle.
The most essential accessories for you when it comes to grilling and smoking meat are pellet grills. For the grill, we’ll go with the original wood pellet grill, which led the industry and was the best-selling wood pellet grill worldwide.
Using natural hard wood pellets, Traeger grills produce consistent wood-fired cooking.
The first reason to get the original wood pellet grill and join Traeger Hood is if flavor is truly important to you. When it comes to increasing the flavor of your food, charcoal and gas fall short of the pure hardwood taste.
With the WiFire technology found in Traeger Grills’ Ironwood 885 wood pellet grill and smoker, you can connect your grill to your home WiFi and use the Traeger app to manage it from virtually anywhere. You can even do it verbally thanks to Alexa technology.
Any kitchen, whether indoors or outside, should have an instant-read thermometer. Instant read thermometers can accurately read the temperature of the insides of meat in a few moments. They are quite useful and will ensure that you never again undercook or overcook food.
They use dead-accurate temperature readings to replace the very subjective ‘hot hand test,’ pushing for hardness, or relying solely on timings.
MEATER Plus is a 100% wire-free, dual-sensor meat thermometer with a free app that guides you through the cooking process and provides custom alerts. The Advanced Estimator Algorithm estimates ideal cooking times. With a range of 165 ft and a rechargeable battery, MEATER Plus is Alexa-enabled and dishwasher-safe.
The smart meat thermometer with Bluetooth, in my opinion, is the technology of the future. Traditionalists consider them to be cheating.
But given that internal temperature is one of the key aspects of cooking, I think they have a position among the essential cookware.
If you’re a little bit of a gadget or technology geek, you’re always looking for the newest gadgets to experiment with. The MEATER plus/Smart Meat Thermometer with Bluetooth is available now.
165 feet tall. Long-range model: keep an eye on your chef with the free app for Android and iOS phones and tablets.
It also contains two sensors and one probe. Dual temperature sensors can track interior meat temperatures up to 212°F and ambient and external temperatures up to 527°F.
You’ll need something to cover more land quickly while cooking huge chunks of meat, especially in a smoker. The sauce mop, which is made up of a collection of threads tied to a long wooden handle, comes into play.
The better ones feature replaceable heads, and the mop head may be simply cleaned in the washing machine or dishwasher. The handle makes it simple to reach the back of the smoker or grill without risking burns, reducing the length of time the lid is open.
18 Inch Grill Basting Mop Wooden Long Handle with 4 Extra Replacement Heads for BBQ Grilling Smoking Steak
Any kitchen, even your outdoor BBQ kitchen, needs a good quality cutting board. The first thing to remember about cutting boards is that they should never be made of glass. They will dull your knife and are less fun to deal with in general. We recommend investing in a good wooden cutting board. Wood is more resilient than plastic and will not dull your knife.
All of these items are excellent; they are the best in their respective categories that I have found. While you may not require all of these accessories at once, they are all something that any grill enthusiast should consider purchasing over the course of their grill’s lifetime. Remember to select the tools you’ll require rather than simply storing them in a corner and never using them.
You should know how to organize your cooking equipment if you have a lot of grilling and kitchen items and require an organizational strategy to keep them neat and tidy.
Hopefully, you now have a better idea of what kind of smoker accessories are available. If you have any more suggestions or questions, feel free to reach us!