BBQ PitMaster / FryMaster - Turkey Two Ways!

BrisketU’s Backyard Pitmaster class is the original introductory class designed and formulated to teach the average BBQ lover how to work a pit and create the quintessential smoked brisket, the toughest piece of beef to master.  

In this class, however, we are bringing you the best practices to safely deep fry and to smoke a perfect turkey in time for the holidays.  This 3 Hour class teaches you the tricks to the perfect Cajun Fried Turkey as well as Smoked Turkey and the true techniques that will get you rave reviews and respect. It’s not hard when you know what you’re doing. In three short hours, you will be a TurkeyU Certified PitMaster/FryMaster.




Class Details:

  • 2 1/2 - 3 Hour Class
  • Sunday, November 12th
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Gilruth Center, Live Oak Pavilion
  • Minimum Class Size - 12
  • BYO-Beer and Wine
  • $79 Early Registration (until October 28th)
  • $99 Late Registration (October 29th - November 12th)


About the Instructor

BrisketU’s Lead Pitmaster, Scott Valdiviez, developed his passion for BBQ and smoked meats as a result of being raised in a family catering business.  Those many long Texas nights around a BBQ pit, smoking a variety of beef, pork and exotic game with the family, progressed into the regular hosting of family and friend functions that helped him perfect his technique.  A welder by trade in the oil field industry, Scott began building custom pits on the side for friends and customers and eventually turned that skill into a career as the Head of Production for a national BBQ pit manufacturer, furthering his knowledge in the pit smoking arena.  Scott now takes another step forward in his continued passion for the perfect smoked BBQ by passing his proven knowledge and expertise on to the students of BrisketU, a class developed to encourage novices and experienced meat smokers-alike to learn the best practices to become a true Texas “Backyard Pitmaster.”