Posted by Robert on June 01, 1998 at 19:40:03:
In Reply to: Who,Where,and What posted by Beauxfus on May 31, 1998 at 20:28:24:
Married, two boys ages 10 and 12
Where: Springdale, Arkansas
Born and raised in beautiful Arkansas Ozarks
What: Work for local natural gas company since 1978. Since 1989, have been managing pipeline system.
University of Arkansas Alumni.
Grew up on dairy farm. No Barbecue.(Well, Grandma would buy those 5 for a dollar barbecue sandwiches once in a while at the local IGA) Ma fried all meat (mostly chicken, pork and squirrel) in a mixture o f lard and bacon grease. But, wood stove was only source of heat, so learned how to be a log burner at a young age.
First grill, a mecco, was bought in spring of 1982 at local Wally-Mart for everyday low discount price of $39.95. May hav e been first person in Ozarks to cook blackened (raw inside)chicken.
Bought Weber Smokey Mountain cooker in spring of 1987 for $115.00. (loaned it to Beauxfus and will probably have to visit his back porch to see it again)
Started c ompetition Barbecue team, Habitual Smokers, in 1996 after catching the fever in 1995 at Memphis in May and then in August of that year at the Arkansas State championship (KCBS, won by one of Oklahoma Joes teams). Built an Oklahoma Joe clone and cooked o n it in '96 and '97.
For 1998, purchased a custom built trailer by Dennis Unruh at JedMaster. Features include a double wall 36"x60" rotisserie cooker on the back of trailer, a 20"x35" single wall grill with adjustable fire grate and charcoal trough, 3 bin commercial stainless steele sink, 10 gallon RV water heter and 12 volt pump, 27 gallon fresh water holding tank, 34 gallon gray water tank, easy roll out canopy, and stainless steele work tables. Painted Ford Electric Current Red (Almost Razorback red) . It is an incredible competition rig
Hobbies: What else do I need? Still like classic street rods and Muscle cars, just don't have any, classic rock and roll, and really diggin' the blues lately , gardening and the Arkansas Razorbacks (cut me and I'll bleed little red Razorbacks).