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Bear PAWS Mat Handlers & More

Bear PAWS Meat Handles available at BBQ Pro Shop

Bear PAWS Mat Handlers & More

Shred Pork, Transfer From Grill to Table, Lift, Carve and Toss Salads!

For a long time since the Grill Friends Silicone Fork became harder and harder to find, we lost touch with a tool that helped make Pulled Pork less of a task and more of a joy. Then came the Bear Paws from Bear Paw Products, and life was now different. They are also great for handling meat of all shapes and sizes. You can toss a salad, hold items for slicing, lift huge turkeys or hams and so much more.

These are awesome!! I have been pulling pork for years using a variety of methods. It has always been time consuming and my least favorite part of bbq-ing. These bear paws make it absolutely effortless. Shredded two pork butts in minutes. I shredded five chicken breast for my buffalo chiken dip almost in a blink of an eye. They also help with pulling butts off the smoker. – via N.Protera @ Amazon

Here are some of the additional claims that the make over at Bear Paws:

Safely and securely keep your hands away when slicing/preparing!
Great for handling and cutting vegetables, watermelons- finally a SAFE solution!
Used by professionals, now available for all households!
Natural grip, stay cool handles
Super sharp, extra strong
Shreds meat and chicken for homemade barbeque, chimichangas!
Tosses salads, pastas, makes quick work for homemade coleslaw!
Slip-free grip transferring from oven or grill to your serving platter
Better handling control than long-handled forks or spatulas
Will not scratch coated surfaces
Dishwasher safe
Easy to use
Every household needs a pair!
Thousand’s of uses year-round!
Great gift idea!
Once they’re in your hands, you’ll wonder how you got by without them!


C-Dub’s BBQ Rub First Impression

C-Dub's BBQ Rub's, Get Naked! (Without Sauce)

We have been a follower of C-Dubs Rub on Twitter @CDubsBBQRub for a while now, and we spoke about selling their All Natural, BBQ Rubs at BBQ Pro Shop.  We were so happy to get the samples in the mail that we immediately got them on some ribs and chicken to test them out. As we type, the smoker is cooking the food that we rubbed them on, so no food reviews yet, but that will be soon. BBQ Pro Shop is a huge fan of Organic and Natural high quality BBQ Rubs. There is difference in the quality and fresh flavor of the spice and how it is blended. This stuff is “Micro-Batched” so it is of the highest quality and the price is worth the quality.

Alli supplied me with what they call their “One Nighter” which is essentially enough for one meal and a great way to try before you buy! So they arrived just in time for a test cook that my BBQ Team, Pork Phat Posse was doing over the weekend. The rubs are being used to cook some chicken wings, thighs and ribs so that will be my next post. For now, below is my initial taste test of each that I did in preparation for adding these to our store.
C-Dub’s Original BBQ Rub
The taste of the Original BBQ Rub is always a great starting point. C-Dub’s Original is a great blend of herbs and spices and NOT what you would normally expect from a really flavorful BBQ rub as the profile really jumps out at you. Starts off sweet and then slowly gets salty and then nice and tangy with the garlic and onion presenting themselves while the secret “spices” coming out and blending on your tongue.

C-Dub’s VooDoo Rub
This rub is exactly how it is stated on the jar “BBQ Rub with a Kick!” and does it ever pack a nice little punch. This one may have to go on my competition spice list as it has a great kick, one that wakes up your whole mouth, sticks around and then the after taste of the delicious spice blend comes through with a warm sensation in your month. Doesn’t numb or surprise, just the right amount of heat to let you know it is there.

Hot Wangs Rub
This one really speaks to the C-Dub’s Rub company slogan “Get Naked!” I was warned about this one in advance and I really do love spice and as much heat as I can take is when it doesn’t make my eyes water. So before I applied this to some chicken wings (which I bought specifically for the occasion) I put a little on my tongue just to see how best to apply this.

Well let’s just say, it took me to the extreme end of my hot scale. Hiccups when it hit the belly is my limit and this one take you there! It is noticeably finer grained than the other C-Dubs rubs and this is usually and indicator that it will have a full flavor profile. While you can enjoy the flavor, that only occurs for a brief moment and then you are introduced to a hot wing spice flavor that really warms your mouth just short of a little numbness. Cannot wait to see how the wings come out with some sweet BBQ sauce on em!

C-Dub’s BBQ Rub is all about “Get Naked” meaning you do not need sauce that they stand on their own. They contain NO MSG, fillers or preservatives and they are 100% Gluten Free. They contain no anti-caking agents and are micro-batched so they are made in small batches and are absolutely worth a try!

Stop N’ Go Tongs Prevent Cooking Cross Contamination

Grill Friends Stop And Go Tongs Keep You Safe!


Making sure that you do not mix raw food with your cooked food is so important. Elizabeth Karmel, the creator of Grill Friends is very serious about safety and she took a great idea and made it better. Karmel has been giving this tong tip out in classes, on television and on her website and now, you can own your own pair of custom-made Stop-and-Go tongs without the duct tape. The different colors help you to remember which pair of tongs were used for raw food, like chicken, and which are safe to use for the cooked food.  Karmel used the international colors of RED (STOP) and GREEN (GO) to make it easy on home cooks (and restaurant chefs) to remember which tongs to use while cooking and which tongs to use once the food is done.

The Grill Friends Super Silicone Stop-and-Go Tongs are now only $15.99 and in limited supply!  The 12-inch professional strength stainless-steel tongs have been in the works for years. Grill Friends Stop N’ Go Tongs silicone tips have a beveled edge to make it easier to get under the food and the extra-long silicone cushions on the sided make them comfortable for every hand. Besides working hard at the grill, these tongs are perfect for indoor cooking and the heat resistant silicone tips are safe for all non-stick surfaces.

If you cannot remember which color goes with which Karmel de-bossed the words raw and cooked on the appropriate tongs. When you put the food on the grill, use RED, when you go out to take it off, serve or slice it, use GREEN.

Frogmats With Green Beans

Frogmats: A Must for The Smoker or Indirect Griller

Frogmats With Green Beans

Frogmats Makes Indirect Grilling Any Vegetable or Delicate Food a Pleasure

It’s not all about BBQ and Smoking when you talk about Frogmats, there is a great use of this product that goes beyond keeping the briskets and pork butts from melting into and sticking to the grates on your smoker. Frogmats are just perfect for indirect grilling. Indirect grilling means that you are not placing Frogmats directly above your coals and flame, but rather, safely off to the side. Frogmats are a reusable mat that is non stick and will with stand heat up to 550F.

BBQ Pro Shop Carries two sizes of these, one which is a smaller size, 10″ x 13″ which we find is perfect for grilling vegetables, shish kabobs, shrimp, fish, chicken wings and anything that falls through the grates when you grill it. It is a non-stick, FDA approved surface that is made in the USA.  Clean up is really easy, just drop it in the dishwasher and it cleans up nice.

Now for more serious smoking or larger grill surfaces BBQ Pro Shop also carries the larger size 19″ x 22″ version which we use on my Primo XL Grilling surface. At this size there is a couple of different ways you can go with it. When smoking Chicken Wings, I will lay it out over the grill surface and just lay all the wings down on top of it while on the smoker. This keeps the wings from getting stuck in the cracks while smoking is going on.

It is great for grilling delicate foods such as fish, shrimp, green beans and asparagus as well. If you have ever tried to take a Pork Butt or Shoulder off the grill without shredding it, you will see why placing a Frogmat underneath is so important. Give them a try today.

Ten BBQ Stocking Stuffers under $10

Nothing like a good top 10 list to help make up your mind for that secret Santa gift or stocking stuffer. When it comes to BBQ, there is plenty here are a list of ten items from BBQ Pro Shop that will bring the holiday cheer!

#10 – Stainless Steel Odor Remover – $6.99 – Whether you are squeezing garlic, seasoning up some fish or rubbing ribs without latex gloves, your hands are going to smell and that is no way to hit the holiday party scene. Just rub this over your hands and the smell goes away.

#9 – Grill Friends Super Silicone Multi-Use Tongs – $9.49 – This one is just an indispensable item in your BBQ arsenal and these Multi-Use Tongs are made from professional strength stainless-steel and black heat-resistant silicone. They work on the grill or serving, they are a must own!

#8 – Multi Purpose Mini Measure – $2.49 – This is just one of the most versatile things for the kitchen, measure up your salt, cayenne pepper, vanilla extract, hot sauce, bourbon, vinegar, olive oil, milk, honey, and your favorite spirits. Each one is calibrated so it measures exactly every time.

#7 – Grill Friends Super Silicone Angled BBQ Brush – $8.75 – Mop, baste or brush. With  silicone bristles that will not melt or fall into the sauce, that old wooden brush is obsolete. The angle makes it comfortable to use and the long handle allows you to keep your hands away from the heat. Oh, did we mention it is dishwasher safe!?

#6 – Glow in the Dark Instant-Read Thermometer – $5.99 – Yeah, we know, everyone has an instant read thermometer, not true! This one makes it easy, with a listing of the temperatures on the sheath and a glow in the dark face that makes checking your chicken in the dark a breeze. Functional and cool!

#5 – Sarah’s Sea Salt Mediterranean Salt – $5,49 – This is the go to seasoning, awesome on chicken, delicious on beef, you cannot go wrong with this one in the spice cabinet. Finish you vegetables with a pinch and people will thank you time and time again.

#4 – Plowboys BBQ The Jerk – $6.49 – Something different from Plowboys BBQ,  The Jerk  is a tropical vacation right in your stocking!  “Enjoy the taste of Jamaica without all the heat.” That refers to the heat in tropical Jamaica, not in the rub,  brings some sweet heat, but an incredible balance of flavor.

#3 –The Rub Co. – Barbecue – $6.99 – All of the The Rub Co. rubs are really special, but this one is a middle of the road all purpose BBQ rub that is just special. If you like it with a little heat, try the Competition rub,  or if you are on the West Coast, Santa Maria brings it too!

#2 – D-Dog’s BBQ Apple Rub – $6.49 – D-D0gs really changes the way we feel about sweet rubs. The original is just awesome and the Peach or Maple are something you probably wouldn’t buy for yourself, but will be amazed when you try it. Some special BBQ rubs, for that special someone.

#1 – Head’s Red BBQ Sauce – $5.99 – A great price for a great sauce! We love Heads Red BBQ Sauce and it is sweet the way that BBQ Sauce is supposed to be sweet. Winner of the 2010 Award of Excellence from NBBQ, specially priced just for you!

So there you go, 10 items that are sure to be a hit and be that little something that pushes your holidays over the edge. Happy Grilling!