Growing up in Abilene, Tx eating at Joe Allen's BBQ formed my love for mesquite smoked Texas Barbecue. My love of eating Texas BBQ turned into a passion after my best friend gave me his well used New Braunfels Smoker back in 2009.
The smoker was an upright rectangle box an a offset fire box. Made out of thin gauge steel. It was very inefficient. It took 20 pounds of charcoal to cook my first brisket. I had the hardest time keeping the temp in the smoker above 200 degrees.
My first brisket was 9 hours of hard work but the results were perfect and my love of eating barbeque transformed into a passion of smoking.
After my first brisket, I began experimenting with other meats. I even created my own sauces and rubs. Started to develop my own recipes for pinto beans and potato salad. I dubbed my ribs as Meat Candy and began to share with friends and family.