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With just four weeks remaining until Christmas you might be wondering what to get the BBQer in y our life. Don’t panic, just keep reading! Pork Barrel BBQ is happy to help make your quest to find the perfect gift for the BBQ lover in your life just a little easier this year with our annual Pork Barrel BBQ Holiday Gift Guide. Our gift guide looks at ten of our favorite items for BBQ gift giving in 2014. Here’s to successfully finding the perfect gifts for your BBQ lover and having a smoking hot Christmas!

Best BBQ CookbookSecrets to Smoking on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker and Other Smokers: An Independent Guide with Master Recipes from a BBQ Champion


Bill Cookbook

World Champion Pitmaster, Bill Gillespie’s first book is sure to be a huge hit with both rookie and seasoned pitmasters. Gillespie and his Smokin’ Hoggz BBQ team are the  winners of the 2011 Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue and the 2014 American Royal Invitational BBQ, pulls back the curtain and shares the secrets to his world championship pulled pork and brisket recipes along with dozens of other recipes that are sure to make the guests at your next BBQ think you are a world champion pitmaster.

If you cook on a Weber Smokey Mountain (WSM) this is the book for you! Bill shares the techniques and secrets that will turn you into an expert on the WSM.

This book will be published on March 17, 2015 and arrive just in time for the start of the 2015 BBQ season so preorder a copy today as a gift for your BBQ lover on Amazon here

Best BBQ SaucePork Barrel BBQ BBQ Sauce

Barbecue Sauce

You saw it on Shark Tank, now try it on your grill! The Pork Barrel BBQ Picnic Pack is your chance to create your perfect combination of Pork Barrel BBQ products! Mix and match any combination of 5 of our Pork Barrel BBQ products. Choose between the Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce (chosen Supreme Sauce by Cook’s Illustrated!), Pork Barrel BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce, Pork Barrel BBQ Mustard BBQ Sauce, and Pork Barrel BBQ Carolina Vinegar BBQ. This pack is guaranteed to make your next BBQ Picnic a big success! The Picnic Pack also makes a great gift for anyone who loves BBQ!

Original BBQ Sauce – Elect to enhance your meal with this delightfully, deliciously, bipartisan American favorite. For pork, beef, poultry and fish, our national award winning Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce is an exceptional way to give your food tasty, tangy flavor with a perfect smokin’ kick!

Sweet BBQ Sauce – Elect to enhance your meal with this delightfully, deliciously, bipartisan American favorite. For pork, beef, poultry and fish, our Pork Barrel BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce is an exceptional way to give your food tasty, sweet flavor with a perfect smokin’ kick!

Mustard BBQ Sauce – Looking for “Change” at your next meal? Our Pork Barrel BBQ Mustard BBQ Sauce packs a sweet and smoky bite that is sure to simulate any recipe that calls for mustard. Try it on pork, chicken, pretzels or slathered on your favorite sandwich.

Carolina Vinegar BBQ Sauce – With just the right amount of vinegary kick to enhance the flavors of your next meal our Pork Barrel BBQ Carolina Vinegar BBQ Sauce is great on pork, vegetables, fish and poultry. Use it in its purist form on a pulled pork sandwich, as a base for a salad dressing or to spice up a bowl of ham and beans.

Order your Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces here

Best InjectionsButcher BBQ Injections & Bird Booster

Butchers Injections

All of Butcher BBQ’s products were developed by David Bouska, who after more than two decades of experience running meat markets and a custom meat processing plant started cooking in BBQ competitions. Since his very first contest he used injections that he had developed for his meat shop and over the years tweaked the ingredients to make them more user friendly for the BBQ competitor. Since the introduction of Butcher BBQ’s original Beef Injection they have expanded their line of products to include Pork Injection, Bird Booster, and a line of award winning sauce and rubs,

Created with the knowledge of a champion pit master, Butcher BBQ injections, rubs and sauces have been used by some of the nations top pit masters to win some of the sports biggest contests. All of Butcher BBQ’s products are made in the USA in USDA inspected plants using only the highest quality ingredients.  

Butcher BBQ injections have been developed and perfected  with more than 30 years of meat knowledge, a claim no other company can match! Take your BBQ to the next level with Butcher’s Injections and Bird Booster. Order your Butcher BBQ products here.

Best Spice RubPork Barrel BBQ All-American Spice Rub

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Perfect for meat, poultry, fish and veggies, Pork Barrel BBQ’s award winning All-American Spice Rub 19oz chef shaker of all purpose dry rub is the best spice rub value on the market.

Pork Barrel BBQ’s All-American Spice Rub is the all-purpose rub we use at our restaurant, during competitions and in our backyards. This Gluten Free rub contains No Preservatives or MSG and has a smoky and savory flavor profile inspired by traditional barbecue flavors.

Order your bottles of Pork Barrel BBQ All-American Spice Rub here!

Best WoodEast Coast Smokin’ Wood

East Coast Smokin WoodEast Coast Smokin’ Woods allows you to focus on the quality of your cook without worrying about the quality of the wood you are burning in your pit. East Coast Smokin’ Wood is 100% Organic competition grade smoking wood that has never been treated with Chemicals, Pesticides, Dyes or Additives with no Rot, Pest or Insect Infestation.  

East Coast Smokin’ Wood offers many varieties of wood including Apple, Cherry, Pear, Hickory, Walnut, Pecan, Maple, and Oak in a wide array of sizes including chips, chunks and splits.

Order wood from East Coast Smokin’ Wood here

Best CoolerICEHOLE Coolers

Icehole When Your Ice Is On The LineICEHOLE Coolers are great for all types of outdoor activities including barbecuing, tailgating, concerts, camping, hunting and fishing. They are the new standard in High-Performance Coolers and are guaranteed to keep your ice, food and drinks colder longer! ICEHOLE Coolers feature interlocking non-skid feet, an exclusive freezer seal design, and latches from the M2 Bradley fighting vehicle. Every ICEHOLE Cooler comes with a limited lifetime warranty! Don’t just buy a cooler, by an ICEHOLE Cooler, an investment that’s sure to keep your food and drink cool!    

ICEHOLE Coolers and Pork Barrel BBQ share a common goal in supporting the men and women of our Armed Forces and our Veterans.  ICEHOLE has been providing military equipment for over 35 years and believes in helping those that have made sacrifices for all of us. For that reason, they donate a portion of every sale of an ICEHOLE Cooler to non-profit organizations that benefit our veterans, their families, and their survivors.

Order an ICEHOLE Cooler here

Best GrillThe Big Green Egg


The Big Green Egg is widely acclaimed as the original American-designed ceramic cooker and was modeled after the ancient clay cooking device known as a kamado. The kamado was a clay vessel with a lid. Today’s Big Green Egg is a modern ceramic cooker with a history of producing amazing results for more than thirty years for the novice cook and the expert pitmaster alike The Big Green Egg is one of the most versatile cooking systems in the world functioning as a grill, an oven and a smoker! You can cook almost anything in it from steaks to pizzas to peach cobbler. Ranging in price from around $400 for the small to $1,200 for the Extra Large there is a price point for every buyer.

To find a Big Green Egg dealer near you click here.

Best SmokerJambo Pit


There can be no great barbecue without a great pit. If you are a serious BBQ fanatic you need a serious pit! If you are looking for a serious pit look no further than the Jambo Pit! Every Jambo is made one at a time from insulated fire boxes, torque flex axles, chrome wheels, white letter tires, custom coatings and paint to stainless steel hinges, handles and work surfaces – these pits are nothing short of works of art by master pitmaker Jamie Geer!

Take it from us, proud owners of a Jambo Pit – if you’re looking to become a champion, you need a championship caliber pit and Jambo’s are championship caliber pits! 

Find out more about ordering a Jambo Pit here!

Best Grill AccessoryThe Kettle Pizza

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There are a lot of awesome grilling accessories that every BBQ lover should have, like the thermapen, but if you’re looking to really put a smile on your BBQ lover’s face this year get them a Kettle Pizza for their Weber Kettle. The Kettle Pizza turns your Weber Kettle into a pizza oven allowing you to create authentic wood fired pizzas at a fraction of the cost of an authentic wood burning pizza oven!!

If your BBQ lover loves pizza this is the gift for them! Order your Kettle Pizza here!

Best BBQ ClassTRUEBUC BBQ Elite Que’ School


Whether you BBQ lover is a competition BBQ veteran or looking to break onto the competition circuit in 2015 a seat at the TRUEBUD BBQ Elite Que’ School is sure to be a huge hit. TRUEBUD BBQ has been one of the most successful competition teams on the professional BBQ circuit over the past four years with 34 Grand Championships and 18 Reserve Grand Championships and are the reigning KCBS Team of the Year (2013). 

In this tell-all competition class you will learn TRUEBUD BBQ’s secrets to cooking chicken, ribs, pork and brisket. This class is sure to take years off the learning curve and put you on course to becoming a championship pitmaster.

For more details and to reserve a place in the class email Tim Grant at

We hope you and your family have an amazing Christmas filled with joy, love and a pile of smoked meat! Merry Christmas!!!