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.
10/21/21 - ”Backyard Steve” - Steve Dotson
One of the best backyard cooks just stepped up to the pro's and is here to talk about it. Steve Dotson from D'Qued BBQ has recently moved up, and is already finding success. He talks about the transition and much much more. Enjoy this conversation with Steve Dotson.
10/07/21 - ”2021 American Royal Champ” - Travis Duffy
A very special episode for you, as Luke is joined by the newly crowned American Royal Open Champion, Travis Duffy from Las Call Heroes BBQ. Travis followed up his Reserve from 2020 with the big win just a few weeks ago. He and Luke talk about their successes and much more. Enjoy!
10/06/21 - ”Ladies, Ladies, Ladies” - Kate McGlaun
On this Teammates Episode, the entertaining Kate McGlaun joins the ladies of OVS to discuss her role on the very successful Lucky's Q A fun. conversation with plenty of great stories this week. Enjoy!
09/30/21 - ”The American Dream” - David Qualls
This week Luke has a wonderful conversation with legendary pitmaster, David Qualls from American Dream BBQ. The two talk cue, techniques, the science behind it and so much more. You won't want to miss this special episode.
09/16/21 - ”The Rebuttal” - The Shiggin Boys
American Royal Week continues this week with a great episode. It's time for the Shiggin' rebuttal crew rebuttal. It's Teddy and Derek revenge time on this "Teammates" episode. Enjoy!!
09/13/21 - ”The Better Half?” - David McCallister
It’s American Royal week, baby. Biggest BBQ Competition in the world. This episode is another Teammate podcast with Kim and Leigh Anne.. David McAllister from 913 BBQ.
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So it’s great to hear from iconic Pitmasters. I hear comments about judges and scores. Have you considered interviewing experiences judges ?
Easy listening and great content!
Fun with great fun with good tidbits of knowledge sprinkled in.