variants: or pit master
plural pitmasters or pit masters
Definition of pitmaster
: a person who oversees the cooking done in a barbecue pit : a professional or skilled barbecuer "This is good, really good," Allan says, tasting pitmaster Scott Smith's first cured pork belly. "I wouldn't change a thing."— John T. Edge He was one of Houston's most celebrated pitmasters and helped to kick off the barbecue renaissance here.— J. C. Reid Robert Polk, the pit master I met earlier this morning, comes in carrying a gorgeous brisket fresh from the smoker and hands it off to Smitty, who starts slicing it to make sandwiches and plates.— Patricia Sharpe
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