Looking for FREE BBQ Lessons?
You're in the right place! This place is dedicated to people who want to learn to cook absolutely great tasting BBQ, but don't want to earn a Ph.D to do it.
Take a minute and sit down, because you are about to learn what you need to know to cook competition style BBQ that will amaze your family, amaze your friends, and most importantly amaze yourself!
We provide the lessons, you provide the heat and the meat!
You're Gonna Learn something here...We Guarantee it!
The Low Down
We are a competition BBQ team made up of KCBS certified BBQ judges.
We have built a reputation over the years of…well…we're not exactly sure what our reputation is exactly. We know some people consider us pretty good BBQers, while others think we are not-too-shabby teachers. The truth is, we're both.
Our main goal is to share our knowledge of BBQ over keeping secrets. We want to share with you our BBQ lessons for free. Because they are free, we have always had the freedom to show our techniques without fear of indebtedness that we sold you some How to BBQ book that was packed with fluff.
We are able to keep the lights on at this site by people like you shopping though our amazon.com link. Your amazon price does not change one cent, but if you purchase an item through our link, we receive a small commission for getting you there. It's how 100's of websites work, and you might of not even known it. Again, we want to be up front and honest with you.
So if you learn something here, and are going to buy something online anyway, we would love for you to buy it at amazon.com and use our link.
What is a patio pitmaster?
Pat·i·o Pit·mas·ter: [pat-ee-oh pit-mas-tur] n.:
1. A person who makes great barbecue on the patio and is not intimidated by the expert pitmasters.
2. A pitmaster that wins the most important contest: the neighborhood BBQ contest.
We've been there, and read that
Trust us when we say we have read most of the How to Barbecue books, watched all the YouTube BBQ lesson videos, paid the big money for the BBQ classes, and ruined hundreds of pounds of quality meat (beefy jerky is what we like to call it).
Please learn from our mistakes and save yourself the time, energy, and most importantly your BBQ meat money.
Just remember to keep in mind there are more ways to BBQ the same piece of meat than there are grains of sand at the beach. Don't get distracted by all you read or see--just take it slow, do what we do, and you will be amazing your friends with great BBQ in no time.
We definitely suggest you follow our lead; but if you don't, we will join in your laughter at your disasters and help you not make the same mistakes.
BBQ Lesson baby steps
If you want to do this right, here are the BBQ lessons based on difficulty of the cook. Remember these are the just basics - our newsletter will give you our competition style tips and it all still FREE. What are waiting for, sign up now...
Using the right tool for the right job is more than just a cliche. We like to use what works best, and what does not require a REFI to buy it. You will not find $500 dollar knife set in nay of homes, but you will find what butchers use. Cheap doesn't always mean low quality. Check out our gear guide to see what we have personally tested and know to work. You will see us use this gear in all of our BBQ lessons.
Our great Sponsors
We are fortunate to have great sponsors for our BBQ addiction, Simi Pellet Grills is the place to go for all of you BBQ needs. We have made the transition to Jim Bowie Green Mountain BBQ's and have never looked back. We get better consistency, flavor, smoke rings, and bark than ever before. If you are on the fence about a pellet fueled BBQ, let this be you gentle push to say don't be. We have cooked on a lot of BBQ and we are sold. Stay tuned for great tips and trick cooking on our GMG BBQ's.
Far West Meat is our amazing premium meat supplier. Chances are you have seen their products in your local grocery store and big box retailer. Don't miss the chance to taste their award winning sausage with recipes that date back to the 1920's at any event where the Patio Pitmasters are competing.
Help us, Help you
Patio Pitmasters presents BBQ lessons free of charge for your education.
If you appreciate the quality and usefulness of the BBQ lessons provided here, there is one way you can help keep FREE BBQ lessons coming...
Buy your BBQ gear through our web site at our Amazon.com Shopping link
All funds help defray the cost of the website design, updating, and hosting (both do not cost you a dime! Amazon pays us a very small advertising fee for linking to their site. Were talkin' pennies, but they will hopefully add up).
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