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jfletcher84 01-02-2013 02:56 PM

Are you a pitmaster?
 
I considers myself a novice. I only know anything about que because of the Brethren. I love to que but I have only begun to scratch the surface. So do you consider yourself a pitmaster? When was it that you became one and how. was it winning a competition or at some other point?

N8man 01-02-2013 03:03 PM

yes....

cricky101 01-02-2013 03:09 PM

Absolutely. And I have the apron to prove it. :laugh: :heh:

BBQ Bandit 01-02-2013 03:10 PM

Yes...

We all started (at one time) with an ignorant view what the definition of BBQ was...

Its a combined resultant of a few trains of thought;
1. Mastery of one's pit without electronic assistance.
2. Its the cook, not the cooker.

Boils down to one's skillset... and have learned, burned, and earned the foundation right here within this forum.

bigabyte 01-02-2013 03:13 PM

Good question.

I have become one with the pit.

So have I mastered the pit, or has the pit mastered me?

I guess I'm either a pitmaster or a pitbitch.

JS-TX 01-02-2013 03:13 PM

I guess it depends on your definition of pitmaster. If it's somebody that has mastered their pit(s) and can put out pretty good Q on a consistent basis.. then yes. :becky:

jrn 01-02-2013 03:20 PM

Am I a pitmaster? Couldn't say. I just know its my passion, obsession, and something I have to do!!!:-P

chad 01-02-2013 03:37 PM

Yep, like others said...time and effort (I don't ever "practice") result in you putting out quality que and hence a "pitmaster". Will I be the next Aaron Franklin, Myron Mixon, or Dr. BBQ, nope...but I've learned a lot of the trade practices and put them to good use. Oh, and competing against those guys helps, too! :mrgreen:

Several things stand out when I meet real, honest to gosh, pitmasters:
1. They are usually humble - about all BUT their BBQ. :mrgreen:
2. They can cook quality que on a $79 Lowes ECB or a mega-thousand dollar, gold plated, eye-candy, powder coated rig: electric, gas, charcoal, pellet, chunks, chips, or sticks...if it involves heat and meat - they are "game on".
3. They won't usually tell you how bad your que is! :twisted: (got back to #1)
4. They are talented and the best are not "one trick ponies". Any meat, any time, any cooker, any day...
Those are my pitmaster heroes.

daninnewjersey 01-02-2013 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BBQ Bandit (Post 2314373)
Yes...

We all started (at one time) with an ignorant view what the definition of BBQ was...
Its a combined resultant of a few trains of thought;
1. Mastery of one's pit without electronic assistance.
2. Its the cook, not the cooker.
Boils down to one's skillset... and have learned, burned, and earned the foundation right here within this forum.

Couldn't have said it better myself.....

Bluebird 01-02-2013 03:43 PM

I wouldn't say I am, I just love to cook for myself and family over hot coals.

Harbormaster 01-02-2013 03:46 PM

It's not a question I'm comfortable answering in the affirmative.

Plenty of guys on here could tell ya whether they think I am or not.

bigabyte 01-02-2013 03:48 PM

Harbormaster is indeed a pitmaster. Someday I wish to be more like him!:thumb:

Actually, I've never tried his food. I just wanted to be humble. He did send me a cool ass hat though!:cool: So that counts for something!

Enkidu 01-02-2013 03:51 PM

I consider myself more of a pitacolyte.

Bludawg 01-02-2013 03:51 PM

After 30 + years I consider my self a well seasoned apprentice, I learn something new with every cook.

Arlin_MacRae 01-02-2013 03:53 PM

To me a pitmaster is someone who can handle any piece of meat and any unexpected circumstance thrown at him or her and end up with great Q.


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