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Myron Mixon

Unadilla, Georgia

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As a four-time world barbecue champion, Myron Mixon is the winningest man in barbecue. The chief cook of the Jack’s Old South Competition Bar-B-Que Team; the Executive Producer and host of “BBQ Rules,” host of the new show “Smoked,” and star of two other hit television shows “BBQ Pitmasters” and “BBQ Pitwars” on Discovery’s Destination America. Mixon is the author of the hugely successful The New York Times bestselling cookbook Smokin’ with Myron Mixon: Recipes Made Simple, from the Winningest Man in Barbecue (Random House, May 2011), Everyday Barbeque (Random House, May 2013), and the just released Myron Mixon’s BBQ Rules (Abrams, 2016).

In addition to his books, Myron’s products can be found in retail stores across the country, and in a growing number of international locations. He has two different lines of smokers/grills: the professional- grade line of custom Myron Mixon Smokers and the consumer-level line of Myron Mixon Pitmaster Q3 smokers. He has a line of sauces and barbecue rubs. And the Myron Mixon Pitmaster Grill Tool—a combination chef knife, food flipper and bottle opener—has just been launched.

Myron competed in his first competition in Augusta, Georgia, in 1996, where he took first place in whole hog, first place in pork ribs, and third in pork shoulder. Since then, he’s won more barbecue competitions than anyone else in the world. He’s won over 200 grand championships resulting in over 1,800 total trophies, 30 state championships, 8 Team of the Year awards, and 11 national championships. Myron’s team has taken three first place whole hogs at the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbeque Competition; has been the Grand Champion at the World Championship in Memphis three times: 2001, 2004 and 2007; and, has also taken first place in the Whole Hog category at the World Championship in: 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2007. And, his team is the only team to win Grand Championships in Memphis in May, Kansas City BBQ Society, and Florida BBQ Association in the same year. In 2013, he was inducted into the Barbecue Hall Fame in Kansas City.

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