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Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Griller – Barbecuer and Hot Sauce Lover

Father’s Day is June 17th, 2012

Ok, folks! Less than 2 weeks until Father’s Day! You know, that “holiday” that’s not quite as important as Mother’s Day, but exists to sell everything from the best table saw to all kinds of greeting cards, BBQ aprons, and ties?

We have some great ideas for Father’s Day shopping. Some of these are our affiliate links, but they cost you NO extra money, and you help support our blog and podcast by using them.

A Few Manly Cookbooks:

Let’s start with a few new and favorite cookbooks…

Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe’s newest book “Slow Fire: The Beginner’s Guide to Lip-Smacking Barbecue” was recently reviewed by John Dawson of PatioDaddioBBQ.com – “I recommend the book very highly”.

Even MORE killer rib recipes from Steven Raichlen of The Barbecue! Bible fame. Speaking of The Barbecue Bible!…

This is a MUST HAVE book for any Dad that grills, barbecues, or just burns your burgers once or twice a year. It’s The BBQ Bible!

My very first BBQ cookbook, and still a staple and go-to for all things meat, fire, smoke and grilling. Smoking woods, rubs, marinades – it’s an awesome resource.

Fantastic BBQ book from the famous Mike Mills. Along with daughter Amy Mills of 17th Street Barbecue fame, it’s a great read and great resource. Invaluable!

Big Bob Gibson’s brings our go-to pulled pork recipe, as well as the famous White BBQ Sauce that Big Bob is famous for.

Wrapping up the book category, here’s a few for the Hot Sauce Loving Dad’s in your life…

This is a great book for the Hot Sauce Lovin’ Dad in your family – all Sriracha (Rooster Sauce) history and recipes.

An awesome resource for making your own hot sauces, to cooking with the ones you already own. Author Jennifer Trainer Thompson is a legend in the hot sauce world. We chatted with her recently on our HotSauceWeekly podcast and her book is a must have for chilehead and hot sauce lovers everywhere.

The ORIGINAL Hot Sauce Bible – while a little “dated” it is still a good read, and offers a great historical look at hot sauces. This is history. 🙂

Sauce recommendations – both Hot Sauce and BBQ:

Since Father’s Day falls in June, and we’re all about grilling and barbecuing… let’s start with a few BBQ sauce gift ideas!

Drapers BBQ Smokin Sauce bottle

With probably the BEST BBQ SAUCE ON EARTH that you may or may not know about, Draper’s BBQ is offering a 15% discount on all orders for the month of June (2012). Use coupon code DBQ4DAD on all orders. This includes not only their famous Smokin’ Sauce (BBQ), but the AP Rub (All Purpose), their Moo’d Enhancer (Beef) rub and anything else (check out the awesome stainless steel shaker) on DrapersBBQ.com/shop

A newcomer, D & W’s Blue Ribbon BBQ Sauce, coming in at a class equal to Draper’s, is an amazing, simple yet deep flavored sauce (Texas style). Worth a gift for any Dad that wants more than grocery store BBQ sauce once in a while. Visit http://www.dwbbq.com/ to get that unique BBQ gift!

Anything from Grandville’s BBQ Sauce is a fun gift idea. This BBQ sauce is thick, sticky and very unique. We’ve reviewed their Pineapple Jam recently.

Pork Barrel Fathers Day Gift Pack

There’s a couple of deals going on at Pork Barrel BBQ – the Father’s Day Gift Pack pictured above, or $5 off any order with coupon code FathersDay

Big Ron's Rubs and Sauce

Big Ron’s Rub is offering a FREE bottle of Big Ron’s Award Winning BBQ Sauce with ANY purchase. No coupon code needed!

Doomers Q Sauce Maryland style

We have to wrap-up our BBQ recommendations with our favorite “hometown” Maryland Style BBQ Sauce from DoomersOnline.com – all three of their flavors, Original, Hot & Spicy, and Dark are incredibly good. We reviewed all three here, and swear by the great flavor and quality. A three-pack of their sauces would make any Dad happy! Go for it!

Hot Sauce, Wing Sauce, Dad’s Sauce!:

Here are our Hot Sauce recommendations for great Father’s Day gift ideas…

Defcon Wing Sauces trio

DefconSauces.com is offering 15% off any order with the coupon code JUNE12 thru the end of June 2012. DefCon makes some of the most delicious and flavorful Hot Wing Sauces you will ever have! Ever!

Fat Cat Foods

Through June, Fat Cat Foods is offering 20% off your entire purchase – just enter coupon code “FATHERSDAY” during checkout to get the discount. Also, they’re offering a free T-shirt (S-XXXL) with purchase of any 5-pack sampler (and 20% discount applies to that too). We reviewed Fat Cat here, and they were one of our top pics from last year.

Patter Fam Sauces

Patter Fam Sauces Father’s Day Special is their limited edition Bourbon Barrel Hot Sauce at 2 / $20 – that’s half price!
Our Bourbon Barrel Hot Sauce is a limited special release. Regular price is $20 per bottle. We took our award winning Holy Cow Hot Sauce and aged it inside an oak bourbon barrel for six months! The aroma, flavor and texture of this incredible hot sauce will make your mouth water as soon as you open the lid. Each bottle is hand dipped in wax and accompanied by a numbered card to let you know how special this little bottle of hot sauce really is. It is a perfect collector’s gift for the hot sauce enthusiast. We have only one barrel of the sauce, so don’t delay. (5 ounce bottle) Thru June 15, 2012.

Fire Ant Juice

FireAntJuice.com is offering the following: – one free Autographed bottle of the 2010 1st. place Scovie Award Winning Hot Sauce, Fire Ant Juice with any order placed during the month of June as a Fathers Day Special. Just ask for the Fathers Day Special when you order from www.fireantjuice.com We reviewed Fire Ant Juice here.

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there!

James L Meagher Sr
James L. Meagher, 10/6/1924 – 03/18/2007

retro graphic courtesy of Heather Ackley

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  1. I enjoyed your post very much. I could not agree with you more… all these are geat ideas. My husband loves to grill and I can not wait to taste his wonderful sauce again. He never lets me know what he puts in it. That is a big secret!!! I hope that he will try your sauces, that way I will know what is in it.

  2. These are real good ideas. two months ago i bought my husband Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ book – something every BBQ fan should have. he’s enjoyed it.
    This year, since my dad is a huge lover of crumb cake, I’m ordering him a gourmet new york style crumb cake through http://www.crumbcakecreations.com . Their cakes are made-to-order (you can build your own so to speak) and living in Florida, dad misses the true NY style bakeries/treats.

  3. Great job with the post Brian. I might just have to visit some of these sites and take advantage of some of their discounts. My Dad wasn’t the best at the grilling the Que, but he certainly liked to buy it at least once a month for the family.

  4. I reordered Drapers BBQ Sauce and AP Rub, still have plenty of their Moo’d Enchancer to last a while. I received it yesterday. I all ready received my Fat Cat Foods this week, and Eyal was very nice to me with some freebies. Thanks Eyal! The only thing I did not receive yet that I ordered was the Big Ron’s Rub, but that should be any day. I was going to order the D & W, but too expensive shipping turned me away. I just got Patter Fams at the Pepper’s show and they rock with some great products. Doomers I had, but not a coffee fan, so it wasn’t my cup of tea. I can get Pork Barrel locally so I can wait on that. Defcon is a must have if you love wing sauce.

    Brian have you done a review on Grandville’s BBQ yet?

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