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Winter grilling is a right of passage for real outdoor cooks.

Gear You Need for Winter Grilling

The passion for great food cooked outdoors knows no bounds … at least ones set by the thermometer, barometer, or anemometer! Winter grilling is an outdoor cook’s right of passage, but getting the job done is always easier when you have the right equipment and gear. Here’s some basic stuff to help your winter grilling efforts meet or exceed the quality of your summertime pursuits.

Char-Griller Akorn Jr. Kamado Kooker Charcoal Grill

When grilling in colder temps, it’s all about holding the heat. This style of grill with sealable dampers does that best. Top and bottom dampers allow you to control the heat. With 153 square inches of primary cooking area on the cast iron grates, this is a downsized grill that’s perfect for tailgating. Used with lump charcoal, this grill will provide plenty of firepower for your winter grilling needs.

$159.99

A well-insulated grill is mandatory for quality winter grilling
Fogo Super Premium Hardwood Lump Charcoal

When grilling in colder temps, it’s all about holding the heat. This style of grill with sealable dampers does that best. Top and bottom dampers allow you to control the heat. With 153 square inches of primary cooking area on the cast iron grates, this is a downsized grill that’s perfect for tailgating. Used with lump charcoal, this grill will provide plenty of firepower for your winter grilling needs.

$32.95

Lump charcoal works best for winter grilling because it produces higher temperatures.
Zippo Flex Neck Utility Lighter

You always want a sure way to get the fire started, but especially so when the biting wind is trying to freeze your fingers off. The Zippo Flex Neck Utility Lighter will get the job done, even when it requires to reach through a hole and around a corner on your old propane grill. You can count on it.

$14.17

This lighter works even when wearing gloves for winter grilling.
ThermoPro Wireless Remote Meat Thermometer

Keeping the heat on the meat is about keeping the grill lid closed, but you still need to check on the doneness. That’s the job of a remote reading wireless meat thermometer. Stick the probe in the meat and attach it to the sending unit. Turn it on and put the receiving unit in your pocket with the alarm set for the proper temp. Then you can even retreat to the warmth of the house or camper … if you have to.

$29.99

A remote reading thermometer is the most important cooking tool for winter grilling.
Insulated Thermal Blanket for Grill/Smoker

If you’re really going to get serious about barbecuing or smoking in the winter time, you need to insulate the bbq rig. If you don’t, low and slow becomes no go. This set up insulated blankets is made for the Traeger Lil Tex pellet smoker, but you might be able to adapt it to your rig, too.

$84.99

If serious smoking or barbecuing is part of your winter grilling routine, you need an insulated blanket for your smoker.

Leather Grill Gloves

Great thing about gloves like these for grilling in the winter is they keep you warm in the cold and keep your hands cool when you’re grabbing the hot stuff. Much better dexterity than mitts of any kind. You’ll use these for your outdoor cooking winter and summer.

$20.00

These leather gloves are great for winter grilling and summer grilling.
Chimney of Insanity Charcoal Starter

In the cold, in the wind you need the charcoal starting performance of an insane product – hence, the name! It’s the fastest way there is to light charcoal whether briquettes or lump style. No more waiting 20 minutes for gray coals. Follow the directions with the Chimney of Insanity and you have charcoal ready to cook in as little as three minutes.

$29.95

This will get that lump charcoal burning fast even when you're winter grilling.
Mustang Survival Catalyst Flotation Coat

Okay, okay … we’re kidding … sort of. These Mustang Survival Coats are some of the warmest, most protective garments going. It might be comfortable to wear while grilling on Valentine’s Day in Nome, Alaska. And heck, for all we know there might be 50 Campfires fans working on those crab boats up there! After all, we LOVE the outdoors.

$358.80

Could there be a better coat for winter grilling than a Mustang Survival Suit?

Need some ideas for the winter grilling fanatic on your gift list? Check out 50 Campfires Gift Recommendations for Outdoor Foodies.

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