Old Men Rule with a Myron Mixon 48" smoker

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old men rule

Original poster
Oct 10, 2013
To all hello, and hola to the Spanish smokers; my name is Frank A Donovan,
I am 65, retired from AT&T after 46 years and I have a 48" Myron Mixon H2O smoker and it does to meat what we meat slinging smoking enthusiasts want, taste, texture, and a smoke ring that is gorgeous.

My team name is Old Men Rule; I have a T-shirt that my daughter gave me and it has a Motorcycle and the caption "old men rule", I borrowed the caption but since I am 65, retired it fits.

I compete in the GBA, FBA and with anybody who says there meat is better than mine.

I am also on the Drive By Smokers team, who compete solely on the GBA. Our next event is in November at Richland, Ga.

My experience in cooking started when I was a wee lad, the Boy Scouts, with my wife's grandfather on concrete blocks and a wire grate, and then I advanced to a char broil CB300 grill where I smoked my first shoulder.

One evening while channel surfing I came across the BBQ Pit Masters show and fell in love with cooking again; so much I went to Myron Mixon's cooking school in Unadilla, Ga.
On Saturday the class prepped ribs, shoulders, cup cake chicken, and watched Myron prep a whole hog. That night the meat was a cooking, and the class was able to sample all we prepped and cooked; the first bite of the rib I had led to another, another and then I knew I wanted to be in competition cooking; so I bought a 48" smoker H2O smoker, re-designed my 5 x 12 enclosed motorcycle trailer and with my wife we went to building rub and sauces to use in competition.

My neighbors love it since they are my taste testers; the feed back is the best BBQ in Albany, Ga.

So now you know about Old Men Rule, keep the fire smoke going, later


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