BBQ Pitmasters: Series Description:

The latest installment jumps on summer and introduces fresh meat when favorite contestant, Moe Cason joins Myron Mixon and Tuffy Stone at the judge’s table. Once again, BBQ Pitmasters transports viewers into the competitive barbecue subculture, proving that barbecue is much more than just delicious food; it’s a full–blown competitive sport. The new season showcases a fierce competition among the best in regional BBQ – from Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, Memphis and of course, Kansas City – with teams competing for a spot in a final cook-off in which the winner boasts the ultimate barbecue bragging rights, a $50,000 cash prize from Kingsford Charcoal, and entry into the prestigious Kingsford Invitational.

About the BBQ Pitmasters judges:

Myron Mixon a three-time world barbecue champion and known as the winningest man in barbecue. He is the chief cook of the Jack’s Old South Competition Bar-B-Que Team; the star of Destination America’s BBQ Pitmasters; the author of the New York Times bestselling cookbook Smokin’ with Myron Mixon: Recipes Made Simple, from the Winningest Man in Barbecue (Random House, May 2011) and Everyday Barbecue (Random House, May 2013). Mixon was recently inducted into the Barbeque Hall of Fame in Kansas City, Missouri.

Tuffy Stone started his culinary adventure in a French kitchen, working his way up to chef in a variety of restaurants before running a successful high end catering business in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. Barbecue came later, with his Cool Smoke team winning 37 Grand Championships, 2 World Championships, as well as Memphis In May Pork Shoulder Champion, National Brisket Champion 2011 and the 2012 KCBS Gary Wells Sportsmanship of the Year award. He is also the founder of Q Barbeque restaurants with four locations.

Big Moe Cason, a Navy vet who served on the USS Missouri during Desert Shield and Desert Storm, the Des Moines, Iowa native took up BBQ as a hobby. Moe entered his first BBQ competition in June 2006 and has been hooked ever since. With 130 competitions under his belt leading his team, Ponderosa BBQ, there’s no stopping this self-taught Pitmaster.

Shell ROTELLA® and BBQ Pitmasters are also cooking up “Tricks of Trade,” a custom video series featuring barbeque champions Myron Mixon and Tuffy Stone. Become the ultimate backyard BBQ expert by watching this exclusive video playlist, featuring tips and tricks from the pros on cooking everything from drool-worthy Texas brisket to the most flavorful bone-in ham.

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