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
This week's guest is one half of the dynamic duo of The BBQ Bus, Brendan Dwyer. Also known as the “Brisket Whisperer.”
1/23/23 - Luke Darnell Part 2
The second half of our conversation with the man behind OVS and this podcast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ?
Easy listening and great content!