Nothing says Texas like the smoky aroma of meat cooking low and slow for hours on end. From glistening slices of fatty brisket to fall-off-the-bone beef ribs, Texas is home to some of the best barbecue in the world.  With a history as rich and complex as the variety of smoked meats across the state, Texas barbecue is in a league of its own.

More Texans than ever are taking cues from their favorite pitmasters and bringing the smoke home with sales for smokers going through the roof. Barbecue Hall of Fame member Aaron Franklin, of Franklin Barbecue and Loro, has even created his own line of backyard smokers with Franklin Barbecue Pits.

Cooking barbecue is as much about the experience as it is about the mouth-watering finished product.  Smoking is a long process, and even amateur pitmasters know the care and attention they bring to smoking makes all the difference. Having a solid set up is key.

This holiday season, YETI has everything you need for the backyard barbecue warrior in your life.

The Hondo Base Camp Chair

A durable and high-quality chair is a must. The Hondo Base Camp Chair, like all YETI products, is built to last.  It’s important to be comfortable while tending the fire for hours – never underestimate how long it takes to achieve the perfect brisket!

The Load Out Bucket

The Load Out Bucket is as versatile as it sounds.  Perfect for hauling wood (remember to make sure the center is completely dry) or brining meat, it’s the unsung hero of backyard cooking. Add on the the Load Out Bucket Utility Gear Belt and it does double duty to hold your BBQ tools.

The Silo Water Cooler

It can get smoky waiting next to the fire, and it’s important to stay hydrated.  The Silo Water Cooler brings the insulation power of the Tundra to a complete hydration station.

The V Series Hard Cooler

And of course, every pitmaster needs a hardworking cooler.  YETI’s newest V Series Hard Cooler brings together the cold-holding technology of the Tundra and the classic stainless steel look of the Rambler drinkware. It’s legendary YETI insulation with a bold new look. And a perfect resting place for brisket and a cold beer.

Check out YETI’s  BBQ + Brewmaster’s Haul for more great ways to tell the pitmaster in your life thank you for keeping the fire going and the meat smoking.

As an added bonus, YETI has included the perfect smoking soundtrack with the BBQ Master’s Mix. Happy smoking!