Attention BBQ Pitmasters Season 5 Hopefuls

I just got this notice from Kansas City Barbeque Society.  Get cracking if you want a slot on the show. I will watch and cheer you on. GRIFF

Attention BBQ Pitmasters Season 5 Hopefuls

Please note that due to an unavoidable schedule conflict, the due date for Video Audition Submissions for BBQ Pitmasters Season 5 has changed to December 29th, 2013. We encourage all applicants to get their videos in by that time or well before to ensure that Destination America has the best pool of candidates to choose from for the episodes! We apologize for the shift and look forward to seeing videos soon. Please send any questions to The Casting Team at

Pitmasters… start your fires for Season Five of Destination America’s hit series, BBQ Pitmasters!

Once again, Destination America/Original Media is putting out the call to smokers fromAmerica’s legendary BBQ cities! Pitmasters with wild personalities and unbeatable skills at the smoker in the states of Texas, Tennessee, Missouri, North Carolina, and Georgia* are challenged to duke it out for a chance at a $50,000 Grand Prize and bragging rights as the undisputed Season Five BBQ Pitmasters Grand Champion!
*If you’re not from one of the regions listed, never fear! Throw your hat in for the Wild Card Episode- open to Pitmasters from all over the states!


  • Interested Pitmasters and their team should prepare a high energy, entertaining, and impressive video showing off your competitive, zestful, in-it-to-win-it personalities- we want to know why you’re the Pitmaster to beat!
  • We especially want to know why the ‘Que you’re cooking up is the best in YOUR region. For example, if you are in Georgia, tell us what “Georgia BBQ” is supposed to be and how you smoke up the best!
  • Upload your video and send the link to with TEAM NAME – LEAD PITMASTER LAST NAME – CITY as the subject line (ex: HOTPANTS SMOKERS – JOHNSON – AUSTIN TX).
  • Be sure to provide a good contact phone number in the email, as well as a picture of you and your teammate.
  • If your video convinces us that you are going to go all the way, we will contact you with the next steps!


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