So You Think You Can Be a World Champion Pit Master?

Posted May 14, 2012 by jimhigley

I’ve found myself in a bit of a pickle this week. Make that a jar of barbecue sauce. Or whatever it is a world champion pit master has in his or her pantry.

This is my official shout out (“Help!”) to any and all of my grilling friends for love and support.

I’m heading to Memphis in May this Wednesday to compete in the World Championship Barbecue Contest – thanks to the nice folks at Kingsford Charcoal.

I’m actually on a four-person team with editors from Playboy, Men’s Health and Better Homes and Gardens. Part one of this journey is to put us through a two day BBQ Boot Camp with the current World Champion, Chris Lilly who is charged with the task of not only teaching the four of us how to grill, but also how to wow the judges and represent Kingsford in our debut performance this Saturday.

I have a lot to learn. As my kids will attest. A lot.

(And I’m wondering if I should have told the nice folks at Kingsford that I don’t eat meat!)

Stay tuned.



  • Too Sauced To Pork

    Hey, come over and see us, we love to meet other competitiors.  Too Sauced To Pork – R090

    Neil Gallagher
    Pitmaster – Too Sauced To Pork BBQ Team