My name is Jay. 20 year Air Force Vet. (ret). I was the average back yard BBQ enthusist. I love to cook over fire. I took this passion one step further. I now have a competition BBQ team in South Carolina "FiretowerBBQ". My son Brian and I started competing in 2012. I did it on a suggestion from my wife (big mistake on her part) because it was right next to the house where we live. Well we took 5th place and we were hooked. (OK, I was). We only did 2 comps that year. 14th on the next one out of 85 teams. Next year we did 3 or so staying in the top 50%. We never had a call but still continue to compete. This year 2014, I invested in a Backwoods Fatboy smoker. First time out we walked 3rd in ribs. I know it's like sports, any given Sunday, but I prefer to think of it as an investment well worth it. I am always looking for that "edge". My son now is hooked as well. We put out a mighty fine product either for the public or the backyard with the family. And also a growing number of friends we have hooked on the taste as well.