Thursday, December 03, 2009

BBQ Pitmasters

Tuffy, Trigg and Mixon are names familar to bbq contest competitors and spectators. These three men have been winning KCBS, FBA, and Memphis in May bbq contests far and wide and everything in between for years. They are just three of the competitors being featured in a new series from TLC titled BBQ Pitmasters. The series starts tonight at 10 p.m.

See the trailer here.


Eating The Road said...

I really liked the show too. I wrote up a piece on it here:

The BBQ Guy said...

I was excited when I found out the show was coming to TLC, but I'm a little dissapointed with the first episode. I really think there was more "acting" and "coaching" than was necessary.

I've cooked several events with Jack's Old South in the past. I was set up next to them in Sebring, FL a few years ago. They let us borrow quite a bit of hot water in return for Linda cleaning some of their knives.

I've never officially met Smokin Triggers, but I cooked in Lakeland, FL and Brooksville, FL at some events they attended. I was set-up near them in Brooksville and it started raining on me while I put up my canopy. After watching BBQ Pitmasters, I see that Tuffy probably would have offered to help me put up the tent. I wish he'd have been there that day because I'd have stayed a lot dryer.

I'll reserve my final judgement until the second episode airs, but I hope the "entertainment value" is scaled down a little and the real personalities are allowed to shine through more.

I'm not convinced that the Texas Chef wasn't coached to act the way he did. I found his antics, and especially his presentation boxes, a little on the unbelievable side. Maybe he really did those things on his own, but if so I'll bet he'll have a hard time living them down.

BBQTricks said...

Thanks for posting this... I didn't hear anything about it! (I now need cable)! Is it on Itunes for download?