What makes a true pitmaster?

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What makes a true pitmaster?

Post by pitmasternash » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:46 am

Me and some of the local pitmasters in nashville tN. get together somtimes and talk BBQ.
The topic we talked about the other day was, What makes a true
pitmaster, his equipment or his technique?
I would like to hear comments from the forum.

Pitmasternash.

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Re: What makes a true pitmaster?

Post by pastalover » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:07 pm

a true pitmaster must contain:

true understanding of meats and how it works as it cooks
must have been through the trenches with tried and true recipes
must be able to read his/her pit at anytime!
a good listener, one who is not affraid to ask questions!

this just makes sense

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Re: What makes a true pitmaster?

Post by doogster » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:54 am

Technique, always technique. A good pitmaster should be able to take a piece of junk and produce good Q on it, they'll de better with good gear, but still bury a schmo like me even if I had the best stuff.

Kinda like asking if a good guitarist or bass player is equipment or technique (talent also plays into it). Victor Wooten on a Dean would bury my sorry butt on an Alembic.
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Re: What makes a true pitmaster?

Post by Peter » Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:09 am

"master" implies experience and knowledge. An apprentice or a journeyman are on their way to great things but have not yet put in the time required to "master" a craft.
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Re: What makes a true pitmaster?

Post by stevo » Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:08 pm

Peter nailed it!!!

With time all other railroads have been crossed. More teaching then learning but never perfect..
sit down, shut up and smoke some butts!!!!

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Re: What makes a true pitmaster?

Post by doogster » Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:55 am

But the question was: is it gear or technique? I say technique.
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Re: What makes a true pitmaster?

Post by stevo » Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:10 pm

A true pit master can Q on anything.....
sit down, shut up and smoke some butts!!!!

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Re: What makes a true pitmaster?

Post by kevinv » Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:02 pm

stevo wrote:A true pit master can Q on anything.....
i agree totally. you can read any grill. you can read and prepare any meat. and most importanly, you can do it with ease which comes from a lot of practice.

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Re: What makes a true pitmaster?

Post by rgaudreau » Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:26 pm

Now how did this topic end up in the poultry recipes section?

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