It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Father’s day that is. What dad doesn’t mind the extra attention and admiration? Father’s day was always a special day when I was a kid. It meant that all my extended family would come down to my parents acreage for the day. We would spend the day playing games, eating barbecue and the grand finale was after dinner when the whole family would play baseball in the front yard.
Now that I’m a father, we host this special day. I typically smoke a brisket and make homemade mac & cheese with potato salad. I think this year I’m going to switch it up a bit and try making burgers from scratch. Actually grind my own burger with chuck and short rib blend. That recipe will be coming soon.
Jannah and I decided to put a list of 5 items that would be ideal father’s day gifts for the Dad that is into grilling. We decided to pick items that are really handy and will not break the bank (except for the first item). Maybe some of these items can be an upgrade to what Dad is currently using or maybe it will be an item that takes Dads barbecue world to a new level.
Father’s Day Gift Idea #1: Pellet Smoker
If Dad doesn’t have a pellet grill / pellet smoker yet, it is time he got one. We’ve been keeping our eye on Z-Grills lately and they recently updated their Pellet Grills with PID Controllers to aid in maintaining those consistent temps that are crucial when smoking meat. They are also very affordable and get people into the smoking game for a lot less coin. Get Dad a Father’s day gift he will really enjoy instead of clothes or a garage tool.
New Z Grills 450B
- Updated PID Controller for Perfect Temp Control
- 3-year Warranty
- Hopper Cleanout
Father’s Day Gift Idea #2: Instant Read Meat Thermometer
Having a really good instant read meat thermometer will put a big smile on Dad’s face. When I first started grilling, I didn’t even have a meat thermometer. I eventually got my first digital meat thermometer and it was a real piece of garbage. I would poke it into my steak or chicken thigh and would have to wait for 15-20 seconds to get a reading out of it. Having your hand over a hot grill for 15-20 seconds to check the temp on one piece of meat usually means your hand is half cooked as well. We reviewed this instant read meat thermometer and it’s a keeper. Less than 3 seconds is all it takes for a reading and it’s within 0.9 Fahrenheit. Check out our full review of meat thermometers here.
Father’s Day Gift Idea #3: Portable Pellet Grill
Now these come in handy. Summer of 2018, our family vacation was exploring the Rocky Mountains. We went through a lot of Montana and British Columbia. Instead of stopping at restaurants constantly, we utilized the open park areas to do some quick barbecue. In all honesty we ate better than what most of the restaurants would have fed us. I packed some New York strip loins, sausage, burgers, bacon, eggs, you name it, and packed it in our cooler and set off. It was easy to pack this thing in the back of my F-150 and bring a small bag of wood pellets. Asmoke is a relatively new company to the pellet grill world, but it looks like they’ve figured out how to make an awesome portable pellet grill.
Asmoke Portable Pellet Grill
Includes Cover and Meat Probe
Father’s Day Gift Idea #4: Subscription Meat Box
If your Dad is into grilling and likes trying out new cuts of meat and recipes, he will probably love a Subscription Box from ButcherBox.com. It’s simple to start and Butcher Box gives you options. Customize your own meat box subscription or leave it to Butcher Box to pick for you. They offer 100% grass-fed beef, free-range chickens, humanely raised pork and wild salmon. Concerned with meat being shipped to you? Don’t worry, everything if frozen for freshness and packaged in a well insulated box. Your meat will be just fine when it arrives.
Father’s Day Gift Idea #5: Wireless Meat Probe
When I say wireless, I mean completely wireless. No more feeding the meat probe wire through the smoker or grill door. This probe is completely wireless and connects to your smart phone via Bluetooth of WIFI. 165′ range with Bluetooth or connect to WIFI and you can monitor from anywhere. 4 probes will cover multiple cuts of meat at one time or stick that brisket in a couple locations to monitor temps throughout. It’s pricey but awesome.
Well I think that about sums it up. 5 great gift ideas for Dad this Father’s Day. You can really spoil him with the Pellet Grill or save a couple bucks and get him a nice meat thermometer to make sure he doesn’t burn your next barbecue meal which might be this Father’s day. Do yourself and your Dad a favor and get him something he will be happy with. Happy Father’s Day from Angry BBQ, recently listed as one of the Top BBQ sites by Feedspot.