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Kansas City Baron of BBQ 

School Of Pit Masters


The #3 Barbecue Fantasy in the World !!


Would you like a Pit Master Class in your area?

"A Barbecue Fantasy"

Contact Chef Paul Kirk CWC, Ph.B, B.S.A.S.

or Call: (913) 262 - 6029


This BBQ Pit Master class is taught by Chef Paul Kirk, the Kansas City BARON of BARBEQUE. Chef Paul has won the World Championship of BBQ 7 times and has won nearly 475 cooking awards. Previous students of the Baron's class have said Chef Paul can take 3 years off trial and error experimenting on your own. This class is suited for the back yard BBQ enthusiast, the seasoned competitor, or those considering opening a BBQ joint (restaurant).

The Baron will cover the basics of Barbecuing Brisket, Pork Butt, Pork Ribs, Chicken, and Sausage. He will also cover fire management, fuels, BBQ rubs and spices, BBQ sauce, contest presentation, among many other subjects.


Chef Paul demonstrating how he hangs all the meat in his smoker.


The class outline:

Beginning Barbecue
Barbeque Philosophy
Smoking: What_____ Why_____ How_____
Barbecuing: What_____ Why_____ How_____
Grilling: What_____ Why_____ How_____
Basic Equipment...i.e. tools, etc.:
     The most misunderstood tool
Products to cook with:
          Which one is the best?
     Charcoal: Lump Coal_____ Briquette’s_____
     Wood: All types
Contest Presentation:
     Slicing, cutting for all categories of entries.
     Supply list for contest 1st time out.
Seasoning / relation to different meats
     What does: "to season" mean
Seasonings: Develop and build rubs
Development of Barbecue Sauces:
Temperatures and what they do
     Cold smoking:
     Hot smoking:
     Internal temperatures: What – Why – How
Meat Selection and Preparation:
     How to buy—What to look for:
     What to buy and Why—
     Brisket, Pork, Ribs, Chicken, Fish, Lamb


2013 Pitmaster Class Schedule



Contact Info:




Nahunta, GA

April 5, 2013 & April 6, 2013

Lang BBQ Smokers

US Highway 82 West

PO Box 547

Nahunta, GA 31553

Contact: Ben Lang

Phone: 1-800-462-4629 or 912-462-6146



Sumner, WA April 14, 2013

Featured in America’s Best Barbecue’s 
Branks BBQ
 13701 24th St. E
Sumner, WA 98390
Contact: Charlie Branks


Kansas City, Kansas Area

May 25, 2013



Kansas City, Kansas Area

Contact: Billy Rodgers,


Brooklyn, NY May 29th & 30th Private Class
Kosher BBQ
Fort Leavenworth,
June 6th Private Class
Los Gatos, CA

June: 15, 2013

The Cats restaurant and Tavern

17519 Santa Cruz Hwy

Los Gatos, CA 95033

David Peterson 408-655-7035

Contact: Mark Edwards 408-202-3190




Working Areas:

St. Louis Missouri

Tulsa Oklahoma

Omaha Nebraska


North Haledon, N.J

June 29, 2013

Robert M. Greenway

Store Director

Nicholas Markets

1068 High Mountain Road

North Haledon, N.J.07508

T. 973-423-5506

F. 973-423-3471

Nahunta, GA

November 22, 23, 2013

Lang BBQ Smokers

US Highway 82 West

PO Box 547

Nahunta, GA 31553

Contact: Ben Lang

Phone: 1-800-462-4629 or 912-462-6146














Details on the above classes will be posted as they develop. Stay tuned! Check out our Contact Us page for various ways to book a Pitmaster BBQ Class for your area today!


Chef Paul showing the class how to save space by rolling your ribs.



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