Seriously step up your tailgate game just in time for football season with the Top Dawg Hot Dog Machine ($135). While everyone else is carefully cooking up dogs piecemeal like suckers, you can just let this machine do the work, focusing on the important stuff (like watching the game, and drinking your beer before it gets warm). It has room to cook 18 dogs at a time — so you can load it up with plenty of brats, metts, franks, cheddarwursts, sausages — and its stainless steel rollers rotate completely, so you know everything will get cooked to stadium perfection.
Sometimes simple rubs and marinades just don't deliver the kind of flavor your meat needs — and it's just those cases that call for the SpitJack Magnum Meat Injector Gun ($60). Offering five and a half inches of meat penetration, this injector gun will get your marinade deep inside your meat, so you don't ever have to eat bland, poorly-seasoned food again. It comes with two needles, one with a slanted tip for chunkier marinades, and one with side perforations for liquid marinades. It's made from nickel-plated brass, die-cast zinc, and food-quality rubber, so you know it's safe and long-lasting.
Leave no doubt who's in charge of your next backyard cookout when you throw on the Pitt Boss BBQ Belt ($110). Made to hold everything you could possibly need to work a grill, this belt is packed with pockets, rings, and loops. Three insulated pockets — one in the back and two around front — hold your beer, keeping it cool while you cook. D-rings and carabiners hold tongs and spatulas, while loops hold a butane lighter and a meat thermometer. It has two large pockets for seasonings and sauces, as well as a phone pocket to keep it close at hand.
Give your meat the flavor of wood with the grilling ease of charcoal or gas using Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grills ($1,000). A digital controller allows you to precisely maintain the temperature of your grill, perfectly cooking every time. An included meat probe gives you accurate readings of the meat's internal temperature, while a thermal sensor adjusts the air and pellet flow relative to the temperature outside. A peaked lid lets you grill large birds without them touching the top, and an optional remote control lets you control the grill from up to 100 feet away.