100 episodes

Welcome to Pitmaster, an Old Virginia Smoke Podcast. Each episode, OVS Pitmaster Luke Darnell will deconstruct world-class pitmasters to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use at home in your backyard and in the competition BBQ world. This includes morning routines, habits, tricks, and much more. Find out what’s challenged the world’s best pitmasters, how they handle adversity, and where they turn to for advice and counsel. You won’t want to miss this very entertaining, educational and totally different BBQ podcast.

Pitmaster, an Old Virginia Smoke Podcast Chris Sedenka

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Welcome to Pitmaster, an Old Virginia Smoke Podcast. Each episode, OVS Pitmaster Luke Darnell will deconstruct world-class pitmasters to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use at home in your backyard and in the competition BBQ world. This includes morning routines, habits, tricks, and much more. Find out what’s challenged the world’s best pitmasters, how they handle adversity, and where they turn to for advice and counsel. You won’t want to miss this very entertaining, educational and totally different BBQ podcast.

    1/30/23 - The Brisket Whisperer - Brendan Dwyer

    1/30/23 - The Brisket Whisperer - Brendan Dwyer

    This week's guest is one half of the dynamic duo of The BBQ Bus, Brendan Dwyer. Also known as the “Brisket Whisperer.” 

    • 45 min
    1/23/23 - Luke Darnell Part 2

    1/23/23 - Luke Darnell Part 2

    The second half of our conversation with the man behind OVS and this podcast. 

    • 52 min
    12/23/22 - Episode 100 - Luke Darnell Part 1

    12/23/22 - Episode 100 - Luke Darnell Part 1

    In our 100th episode, Luke Darnell sits down to answer many of the questions he has been asking his peers. Enjoy part 1 of this conversation. And Merry Christmas. 

    • 50 min
    12/16/22 - The Original Guest - Bill Gillespie

    12/16/22 - The Original Guest - Bill Gillespie

    Luke returns to the pod's first guest, all-world Pitmaster, Bill Gillespie from Smokin’ Hoggz BBQ. This is a conversation you won't want to miss. 

    • 57 min
    12/09/22 - On Fire - Jordan Kirkpatrick

    12/09/22 - On Fire - Jordan Kirkpatrick

    Jordan Kirkpatrick has been on fire! It's been an amazing fall for Janky Leg BBQ, with more to come. This is a great in-depth conversation with one of the good people in BBQ. 

    • 54 min
    12/02/22 - The Chicken King - David DIck

    12/02/22 - The Chicken King - David DIck

    David Dick with Ham Squad BBQ is an organizer, a judge, and the current KCBS Backyard Chicken Team of the Year. He’s already had an amazing fall and is looking to do even more in BBQ in 2023.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

DanDierdorf ,

The Best Competition BBQ Podcast - Bar None

This is by far the best competition bbq podcast. I have binged and re-binged it. I listen to it while driving to work, while cooking…really there’s no bad time to listen. Luke Darnell has the perfect personality for this. His curiosity, self-deprecating humor, and genuine interest in his guests and the topics makes for such an interesting and engaging listen.

Donr6718 ,

Love the podcast!

So it’s great to hear from iconic Pitmasters. I hear comments about judges and scores. Have you considered interviewing experiences judges ?

Crazy Luke Graham ,

Good Show

Easy listening and great content!

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