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Become A Member Today

Become a member of the Pitmaster Club and support for only $23.95 a year. Haven't we saved you much more than $2 a month? Benefits include:

  • A Comprehensive Food Temperature Guide Magnet that sells for $9.95 on Amazon.
  • Video Seminars with the world's top Pitmasters.
  • Access to "The Pit" forum, a private community of other cooks with tips, recipes, fun, feedback. Your 24 hour hotline to expertise.
  • Entry into the "Gold Medal Giveaways" with prizes north of $1,000
  • "Hot From The Pit" email newsletter.
  • Support for Operation BBQ Relief. They are the first on the scene when disaster strikes feeding first responders and the homeless.
  • Support for Without you we could not survive.

The Pitmaster Club is for all cooks, newbies, weekenders, competitors, even pros. Join the fun!

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Alas, at the moment we have no mechanism for gift subscriptions, but we're working on it. Stay tuned!

Risk Free! 100% Money Back Guarantee!

At any time during the first 90 days, just ask and we will issue a full refund. Not many companies offer a 90 day no risk MONEYBACK guarantee nowadays! And your payment is secure. We do not see or store credit card info! The subscription page is a portal directly to, a large reputable card processor that is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1, the most stringent level of certification available. This is far more secure than handing your credit card to a stranger in a restaurant or a grocery store. And our privacy and security promise is as good as it gets.

Seminars With The World's Top Pitmasters

Pitmaster Club members are get exclusive video Seminars with famous pitmasters like Tuffy Stone, Rick Brown, Chris Lilly, Harry Soo, Dr. Greg Blonder, Candy Sue Weaver, and more. Many members say they are worth the membership fee alone.

"I just spent the last couple hours watching your videos and they were amazing! I know I will be watching them again. Please keep up the great work and thank you again for a great fun and educational product." Jeff Lockwood

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The Pit: Make Friends, Learn, Exchange Recipes, More

Pitmaster Club members have a private message board forum to hang out in, where you can get tough questions answered, share tips and techniques, swap recipes, show pictures, buy, sell, trade, rave about your favorite BBQ joints, talk about smokers and grills, share competition tips, talk about your favorite drinks, tell us about your favorite butcher and whatever else is on your mind.

To stay on top of things, just click the tab that says "Today's Posts". And if you ask a question you can get an email when there is a response. This is a way to really be a part of This is your place to connect with us and fellow Pitmaster Club members, and your 24 hour hotline to expertise.

All New Comprehensive
Giant Food Temperature Magnet

For a limited time, we are sending new Pitmaster Club members our new 8.5" x 11" Comprehensive Food Temperature Guide Magnet with more than 50 temperature benchmarks for meats, sugar, oil, and more. It sells for $9.95 on That's 42% of the price of a membership as soon as you join! barbecue magnet


Gold Medal Giveaways

Pitmaster Club members in the US will be entered into monthly drawings for valuable giveaways, all of them Gold Medal winners, including free smokers, grills, knife sets, thermometers, scholarships to BBQ classes, and more, average value of $1,000! Click here for the complete list of Gold Medal Giveaways and previous winners.


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Email Newsletter: Hot From The Pit

Every month we send members an exclusive email newsletter with recipes and highlights of discussions from The Pit and other news.

Support For Operation BBQ Relief

We donate 5% of all membership fees to Operation Barbecue Relief, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit disaster relief program that sends barbecue competition teams into US disaster areas to feed the first responders and homeless. If there is a tornado, or flood they are there within hours. By joining you help support this amazing service. Click here to learn more about the remarkable work OBR does.

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What Your Support Can Help Us Accomplish

  • More tested recipes and techniques.
  • More science research and mythbusting.
  • More videos.
  • More grill, smoker, thermometer and other product testing.
  • Paid professional moderators to answer all your questions and solve all your cooking problems!
  • More fun!

Semi-automatic renewal

When the year is up, you don't have to do a thing to renew. About three weeks before your membership expires we'll send you an email asking if you want to cancel. If you don't you will be renewed automatically. If you do, just click a link in the email. But our money back guarantee extends to renewals too. If you renew and want to cancel within 90 days, we will refund your money.

We use this system because the alternative is to send you emails and snailmails begging you to renew. Often the email gets spam filtered. And then people complain if they get canceled. Besides, few people want to cancel! We'd rather spend our money making the site better.

And remember, we aren't storing your credit card. We don't ever see credit card info! Stripe, a card processor handles the charge, not us. It is highly regarded and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1, the most stringent level of certification available. They have never been hacked. This is far more secure than handing your credit card to a stranger in a restaurant or a grocery store.

What Readers Say

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An amazing compendium of barbecue knowledge. - Aaron Franklin, Franklin Barbecue, Austin

We've won five Grand Championships and two Reserve Championships and wanted to give you credit. - Harry Soo,

I was crowned World Brisket Champion at the Jack Daniels World Championships using your Big Bad Beef Rub. Your site has played a pivotal role in my development. - John Lattuca, WeekendWarriorBBQ, Montreal, Canada

As I read through the questions asked, and the responses from members, there is never anything smart A$$ said and nobody is putting them down. The members truly care about helping others learn. This is a top notch group of people. Travis

Doc Blonder videos rock! Collecting superb recipes. I belong to two other private clubs, but The Pitmaster Club brings me the most fun of all! John Markus, Producer, BBQ Pitmasters TV Show

What I have already learned is worth that cost. Adam Payne

A great community! Josh Peal

What you learn in one hour on here is worth more than the fee. ontheranch

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Alas, at the moment we have no mechanism for gift subscriptions, but we're working on it. Stay tuned!