Pitmasters: Lewis Donald, Garren Kirkman, and Matthew Register
If you want the best Carolina BBQ you need a low slow cooking heat source, the best quality meat … and a seasoned pitmaster.
The Low & Slow Barbecue Show partnered with the Carolina BBQ Festival for this Pitmasters Series of Podcasts. We want you to hear the Pitmasters’ stories. From managing the fire and seasoning the meat to seeing it through to a perfect finish. We know the person serving a show-stopper for the mouth is the one at the pit, the ringmaster of the Carolina Barbecue main event.
In this episode, we talk with Carolina BBQ Festival Founder Lewis Donald, the pitmaster of Sweet Lew’s BBQ in the Belmont neighborhood of Charlotte. We also talk to Garren Kirkman the pitmaster at Jon G’s Barbecue in Peachland, NC.
Finally, stay tuned to the end for our conversation with Matthew Register from Southern Smoke BBQ in Garland. You’ll want to hear how he went from backyard barbecue to successful restaurant runner and cookbook author featured in Southern Living and Our State.