BBQ Pitmasters

The BEST episodes of BBQ Pitmasters

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

The reputations and respect of the leading cooks of America's burgeoning barbecue circuit ride on the virtues of one perfectly glazed rib, and hundreds of thousands of dollars are won or lost after a single, mouthwatering bite.

Last Updated: 3/16/2022Network: Destination America
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Smoker Envy
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8.82
56 votes

#1 - Smoker Envy

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/28/2015

Lee Ann Whippen is looking to avenge her loss in the Season Two finale to Shad Kirton. Meanwhile, the chicken king, Jamie Geer just might play spoiler. Is Shad on his way to another Grand Championship? Or will he have to cancel the victory parade?

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Revenge Ham
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8.75
55 votes

#2 - Revenge Ham

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/25/2015

Three of the toughest Pitmasters from previous seasons are back and in this first round battle, fresh ham and cowboy steak are on the menu. Who will come out on top?

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Kicking it in KC
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8.57
7 votes

#3 - Kicking it in KC

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/7/2013

Pits flair at the 10th Annual ‘Smoke in the Spring BBQ Contest’ in Osage City, Kansas, where Lynnae Oxley, brothers Cody and Colby Archie, and Danny Coogle compete for a chance at $50,000 and the title of BBQ Pitmasters Grand Champion.

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Fowl Play
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8.32
19 votes

#4 - Fowl Play

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/2/2015

With the first-round battles completed, six pitmasters are still in the running for BBQ's ultimate prize

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Everything is Beefier in Texas
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8.19
16 votes

#5 - Everything is Beefier in Texas

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/16/2013

Glenn Gross, Garry Roark, and Michael Character cook beef ribs and beef shoulder clod at Austin, TX’s Rodeo Austin for chance to win the title of Kingsford BBQ Pitmaster Grand Champion.

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BBQ Border Battle
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8.18
11 votes

#6 - BBQ Border Battle

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/23/2013

Andy King, Jeff Vanderlinde, and Scott Lane travel the nation to show our judges that you don’t need to be from the south to know how to BBQ. They’re all competing to win $50K and the title of Kingsford BBQ Pitmaster Grand Champion.

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A NY State of 'Cue
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8.14
7 votes

#7 - A NY State of 'Cue

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/14/2013

At the 2nd Annual New York City BBQ Cookoff in Staten Island, NY, Jamie Geer, Rich Tuttle, and Stump McDowell are showing New Yorkers what real barbecue is and competing for a shot at the title of BBQ Pitmasters Grand Champion.

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Race to the Finish
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8.13
8 votes

#8 - Race to the Finish

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/30/2013

At the Martinsville Speedway in southern Virginia, three couples, Rob and Amy Bagby, Jennifer and Tommy Duncan, and Tommy and Lisa Houston race their way to barbeque supremacy. The winner joins special guest Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in pit row.

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Up In Smoke!
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8.10
65 votes

#9 - Up In Smoke!

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/26/2010

The challenge, brisket; tempers flare while the pits are low and slow.

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Por-ken For Dinner
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8.08
12 votes

#10 - Por-ken For Dinner

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/9/2013

At Mobile, AL’s 12th Annual Hog Wild Festival, Sara Horowitz, Chuck Baker, and Mark "Pig Daddy" Little cook whole chicken and whole pork shoulder for a shot at winning the coveted title of Kingsford BBQ Pitmaster Grand Champion!

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In Like a Brisket, Out Like a Lamb
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7.94
18 votes

#11 - In Like a Brisket, Out Like a Lamb

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/18/2015

Tim Grant, the hottest pitmaster on the competition circuit, looks for his first win on BBQ Pitmasters.

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Brisket Redemption
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7.91
22 votes

#12 - Brisket Redemption

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/4/2015

Three All- Stars are back and competing against each other for the first time. For this round Brisket and Venison tenderloin are for the cooking.

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Johnny Trigg's Shootout
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7.81
70 votes

#13 - Johnny Trigg's Shootout

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/4/2010

"Godfather of Ribs"' Johnny Trigg challenges his closest friends and fiercest rivals to an all-ribs showdown in Texas; for the first time ever, the cooks watch the judges' reactions.

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When Pigs Fly
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7.76
17 votes

#14 - When Pigs Fly

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/2/2013

At the "Smokin’ in the Square Festival" in Pensacola, Fl, David Bouska, Eric Thomas, and "Big Jim" Modesitt show off their best spare ribs and pork butt for a chance to win the coveted title of Kingsford BBQ Pitmaster Grand Champion.

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Kansas City Que-off
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7.67
12 votes

#15 - Kansas City Que-off

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/26/2014

Kansas City locals Michael Johnson, Richard Fergola, and Joe Pearce step in the ring of BBQ Pitmasters for the title of BBQ Pitmasters Kansas City Champion and a shot at the $50,000 grand prize.

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Duck, Duck, Pork
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7.65
20 votes

#16 - Duck, Duck, Pork

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/9/2015

The last spot in the all-star finale is up for grabs, and three of the biggest names in the business are ready for battle.

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Best in Beef
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7.60
15 votes

#17 - Best in Beef

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/7/2014

Regional Champions Joe Pearce, Ken Wood and Carl Lewis are grilling to stay alive in this thrilling BBQ Pitmasters Semi Final round. They all know that only one will survive and have a chance to be crowned Kingsford BBQ Pitmasters Grand Champion.

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Winner Takes All
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7.60
15 votes

#18 - Winner Takes All

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/14/2014

Semi Final Champions Robby Royal of Rescue Smokers and Joe Pearce of Squeal Like A Pig BBQ go head to head in the Finale to decide once and for all who is the Kingsford BBQ Pitmasters Grand Champion and winner of the $50,000 grand prize.

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Deep in the Heart of BBQ
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7.56
9 votes

#19 - Deep in the Heart of BBQ

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/16/2012

Deep in the heart of the Lone Star state, Pitmasters Buzzie Hughes, Will Fleischman and Ernest Servantes compete to see who's got the best ‘cue in Texas. Don't mess with these three teams as they compete for the title of BBQ Pitmasters Texas Champion.

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Lone Star Smoke War
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7.56
18 votes

#20 - Lone Star Smoke War

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/19/2014

Texas pitmasters JD Davidsmeyer, Matt Pittman, and Junior Urias battle it out for the title of BBQ Pitmasters Texas Champion and a chance to compete for the $50,000 grand prize.

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Sweet Georgia Ham
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7.53
19 votes

#21 - Sweet Georgia Ham

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/12/2014

BBQ Pitmasters veterans Robby Royal and Eric Thomas face off against newcomer John Ley in this Georgia style contest to see who will move on to win a shot at becoming BBQ Pitmaster Grand Champion.

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The Big Pig Jig
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7.52
70 votes

#22 - The Big Pig Jig

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/28/2010

Myron is on his home turf as he defends his title at the Big Pig Jig, the oldest barbecue event in Georgia; Tuffy faces a double challenge as he attempts his first whole hog on a new pit.

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Virginia is for BBQ Lovers
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7.50
6 votes

#23 - Virginia is for BBQ Lovers

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/4/2013

Returning champions David Bouska, Michael Character, and Mark “Pig Daddy” Little kick off the BBQ Pitmasters semi-finals in Fredericksburg, VA.

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Ribs Rematch
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7.50
22 votes

#24 - Ribs Rematch

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/11/2015

With the title of Kingsford BBQ Pitmasters All-Star Grand Champion on the line, reigning Grand Champion Robby Royal hopes for another victory over Junior Urias and John Coon.

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Fowl Play
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7.47
38 votes

#25 - Fowl Play

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/16/2010

Four contestants face off against a Turducken.

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