Choosing a charcoal grill is less about finding a trick feature you won't use and more about finding a dependable, constant cooking companion. The Big Green Egg fits the bill. Its temperature is controlled by vents – the more air flowing through, the hotter it gets. A ceramic chamber can sustain temperatures greater than 750 degrees, so you can go beyond burgers to fare like coal-fired pizza. It takes longer to heat up, but once you hit the desired temperature, the body holds onto it with impressive conviction. Plus, the optional shelves add surface areas for grilling accessories. [$999; biggreenegg.com]
The 2014 Adventure Issue
From Iceland's Highway 1 to Utah's Canyonlands, an epic itinerary for modern explorers.
Plus: Building a Bigger Action Hero
ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
The Interpreters We Left Behind
The Rise of Cyclocross
Sign up to receive the Men’s Journal newsletter and special offers from MJ and its marketing partners.