The Right Tools for the Job
There’s a line that separates the amateurs from the professionals. It’s certainly in the training and the experience, but folks often forget about the importance of your equipment. Just like you can’t win a NASCAR Cup in your grocery-getter, can’t crush a golf ball into orbit without a high-end driver, and aren’t going to take a trophy buck without a zeroed-in tack-driver, your grilling game will never go next level without the right gear. You gotta have the right tools for the job.
Like a Grill-ionaire
Fortunately, you don’t need to shell out a mountain of cash to get the equipment you need to get you to grilling nirvana. We’ve included some of the best accessories that every man needs to get that Grillionaire status.
Our Grill Master Man Crate includes a cast-iron smoker box and some hickory wood chips to get you started. Set the smoker box on the grill as it warms up, soak the hickory in some water, and drop ‘em into the box as your meat grills. Take note, men: real flavor shouldn’t come from a bottled labeled “liquid smoke.”
We threw in a set of four steak thermometers, too. You may say, “hey, Team Man Crates, isn’t that cheating?” And we say, “nay.” There’s no dishonor in knowing how done your steak is. And when you cut into a perfectly-cooked slab of beef, you too shall understand that G.I. Joe wasn’t kidding when he said that Knowing Is Half the Battle.
And because “the right tool for every job” means that sometimes you’ll require some brute force, we’ve included a brass-knuckle meat tenderizer. Nothing blows off the steam from a long, hard day at work like beating your meat into submission.
We search tirelessly, every day, to find the best-in-class goods to put in our crates. Hundreds of sauces came and went, the grills burned for weeks, until finally a victor emerged. An unexpected dark horse, a little-known operation out of Virginia became the Cindarella story of the Man Crates grilling taste-off. We proudly present Bone Doctors' BBQ sauces- a pair of masterpiece sauces and a brilliant spice blend.
So fire up the grill, and call your agent: after all, you’re about to go pro.
For the Grill
Step up your grilling game
- Brass-knuckle Meat Tenderizer
- Cast Iron Smoker Box
- Set of 4 Steak Thermometers
- Dried hickory wood chips
Bone Doctors' Sauces
A double sauce gift box & spice blend
- Original BBQ
- Carolina Bold BBQ
- Premium Spice Blend
In a sealed wooden crate with a laser-etched crowbar, without bows, ribbons or fluff.
High Roller Outdoors
A major hit
Posted by Lola on 10/31/2013 ( Grill Master Crate 5 stars)
I've been called "thoughtful," "sweet" and "generous" by gift recipients, but this is the first time I've been called "F*ING AWESOME!!" -- one of a string of f-bombs dropped by my usually well-spoken, even eloquent man as he opened his crate. Two days later he's still raving about it, and me. THANK YOU!!
Great Gift Idea!
Posted by Sindhu on 10/27/2013 ( Grill Master Crate 5 stars)
Great product, arrives exactly as described. Came a bit earlier than requested but early is better than late! Exceptional customer service!
Posted by Angela on 10/22/2013 ( Grill Master Crate 5 stars)
Our boss loved the man crate! He thought it was a great idea. I loved the crate itself and watching him pry it open. Thanks for making this a great purchase with super fast and courteous service.
Posted by Trina on 10/22/2013 ( Grill Master Crate 5 stars)
Our boss loved it! This was the perfect unique gift - and your follow up with tracking, etc. was brilliant! Looking forward to ordering more.
Posted by Missy Mahan on 10/17/2013 ( Grill Master Crate 5 stars)
He LOOOOOOOVVVEEEEED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You boys know your stuff!!!! His whole work crowded around to watch! You may have scored more customers just from being so cool and inventive!!! Keep 'em coming and you will have a customer for life!!!! Yaaaaaaaaaay!!!!! Unicorns & Glitter!!! Hhahahahaahaa
Posted by Unknown on 10/13/2013 ( Grill Master Crate 5 stars)
My son absolutely loved his grill aster crate.
Posted by Tara on 09/20/2013 ( Grill Master Crate 5 stars)
My bf absolutely loved his Grill Master Crate. I had it sent to his work office and all his friends got a kick out of watching him open it. This was the perfect accessory to his new grill :)
Posted by BQP on 07/29/2013 ( Grill Master Crate 5 stars)
Just watching him try and open it was hilarious...It's much smaller than you think when you think of "crate", but was still a hit overall.
Posted by Unknown on 07/27/2013 ( Grill Master Crate 5 stars)
I purchased the Grill Master Crate for my hubby's birthday. He thought it was great! A win for me for sure! He loved the fact that you need a crow bar to get it open and that is was challenge to get open. He also really loved the brass knuckle meat tenderizer. Lucky for me, he was whipped up some delicious BBQ using the smoker, and the sauces! Would purchase another man crate for sure!
The Perfect Man Gift!
Posted by Dona on 07/26/2013 ( Grill Master Crate 5 stars)
We needed something special for our brother-in-law's 50th birthday and decided the BBQ Man Crate was just the thing. Turns out we were right! He really got a kick out of it and last I heard, he can't wait to give it a try.
Barbecue- a word so glorious you practically smell it as you read it. A word we use to describe a piece of backyard equipment, a category of food, and a summertime verb, because barbecue is more than any of these things- it's our way of life.
We can distinguish barbecue from grilling by it's lower cooking temperatures, longer cooking times, and use of smoke to infuse extra flavor. Like everything truly American, barbecue is a shared national passtime defined by regional traditions. Let's compare the classic American Barbecue styles.
Kansas City, Missouri, has been home to the most popular style of American barbecue for over 100 years. When you think of the tender ribs or chicken covered in thick, slightly sweet sauces that you get at your everyday neighborhood diner, it's probably in the Kansas City style. The tomato, vinegar, and sugar flavors in Kansas City sauce are so bold and distinctive that some people pour this sauce onto grilled meats and mistakenly present it as barbecue.
Bone Doctor's Original sauce is an elegant, powerful, and most importantly, delicious expression of the Kansas City style of barbecue sauce. Kick off your American flavor tour by making your next batch of ribs with the hickory smoker box and a liberal slathering of Bone Doc's original sauce.
In Texas, barbecue means beef. In the state where everything is bigger, hotter, and arguably better, Texans can generally agree barbecue means slow cooking beef until it's fall-off-the-bone tender. However in classic Texas style, the state is divided on a lot of the details beyond that- central, eastern, and southern Texans have distinct variations on flavor and process. Forced to make generalizations, we'd say look for longer cooking times, more emphasis on peppers in the sauce, and beef for days to characterize classic Texas style.
Perhaps the most regional of the sauces, many unlucky Americans may never have encountered true North Carolina barbecue. Tomatoes are notably absent in Carolina sauces, completely replaced by a bolder, balanced blend of vinegar and peppers. Carolinian barbecue is almost always pork, and if done well is always delicious.
The Southern Bone Doctors are no strangers to the art of Carolina Barbecue- their Carolina Bold sauce uses apple cider vinegar to deliver amazing flavor to pulled pork. Get some.
The dry rub. The anti-sauce. Memphis is home to some of the best rib eateries in the world, and the world's largest pork barbecue competition. Dry rubs rely entirely on the interaction between the natural juices and flavors in the meat to convey the carefully mixed peppers and spices. In Memphis, the long smoking process is like a 40 year marriage between meat and spice- the two spend so much time together that they become literally inseparable and better for it.
As much about process as specific ingredients, great chefs personalize and perfect their dry rub mix over years. You can get started with Bone Doctor's premium spice blend. If you didn't already know, you'll find that ribs don't need to be covered in tomato sauce to be finger-licking good.
BBQ Quick Facto-graphic
We felt that American Barbeque regions were important enough to get their own infographic explaining the character and differences between the regions. And telling you how many cows are born in Texas.