Memphis in May World Championship BBQ Contest
The Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest in Memphis, Tennessee is the largest pork barbecue competition in the world. Over 250 competitive barbecue teams come from all over the world to compete in this contest with a $110,000.00 grand prize. Teams must compete in one of three pork categories: Ribs, Shoulder, or Whole Hog. This year, the title of Grand Champion went to team Sweet Swine O' Mine from Memphis, TN for their pork shoulder. We met up with them and some of America's best pitmasters to learn their secrets for making award-winning barbecue.
Don't go above a temperature of 210 degrees Fahrenheit. Water boils at 212 degrees, so you want to keep your barbecue under that to avoid losing moisture. Most of the pit masters we spoke to cook between 200 and 210 degrees.
Practice makes perfect. No barbecue team ever came into a competition and won on their first try. Barbecue is an art form that requires aRead More »from America's Best Pitmasters Reveal Their BBQ Secrets