Four of Top 10 Teams at the 27th Annual American Royal Invitational BBQ Contest Cook on Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack Smokers

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Kansas City’s prestigious KCBS-sanctioned 27th Annual American Royal Invitational saw four of its top 10 winning teams cooking on Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack pellet cookers on October 6, 2006. Eighty-seven teams participated.

It seemed like everywhere you looked at the American Royal grounds in Kansas City the weekend of October 6th, you saw another team cooking on a Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack FEC100. Known for their ease of use, consistent performance, and the judge-satisfying taste-and-tenderness they turn-out, it is no surprise why.

When the dust settled, FEC users Smokin Clones BBQ came in as Reserve Grand Champion (just 0.0004 points behind the Grand Champion Lotta Bull). They also got calls in chicken (10th) and pork (5th). Smokin Clones were followed by 6th place finishers Jiggy Piggy, 7th place Pellet Envy, and the 10th place Carcass Cookers.

FEC users did just as well in the chicken category as they did overall, with four teams finishing in the top 10. Alabama-based team Jiggy Piggy came first in Chicken, followed by fellow FEC100 users Carcass Cookers (4th), (6th), and Smokin Clones BBQ (10th).

Teams Praise Fast Eddy’s Smokers

Said ecstatic chicken champion Bob Fite of Jiggy Piggy’s FEC100:

“[You can] do whatever you want to do. You can cook slow or you can cook hot; if you cook hot you’ve got options. Most woodburners you’ve got to set it and you’re locked into one temperature; if you’re behind and you want to crank it up, this is the cooker you can do it with. I’m very pleased ... If I’d have cooked everything on the Fast Eddy, I might have won the thing.”

Second place ribs finisher Rod Gray of Pellet Envy said “I get to sleep ‘til 7:30am because I cook with pellets. [I’ve been using an FEC100] as long as I’ve done it. [I’ve been] competing 5 years and cooking 6 ... I’ll tell you the difference ... we’d roll two of them out of a trailer, and people used to say 'what are those?,' and now they say 'how do you like those?' so they are getting around. You see them everywhere here.” And with finishes like those exhibited at the Royal, you are sure to see them more and more at barbecue cook-offs.

Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack Invented by Championship Cook

Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack smokers are named for Ed “Fast Eddy” Maurin, Kansas City native, who invented and perfected the design as he competed professionally on the barbecue circuit for over a decade. He has earned countless trophies and now spends his time promoting the smokers, doing a few contests each year, and teaching/mentoring other cooks who want to be champions.

Cookshack Smokers & Barbecue Products

Cookshack manufactures smoker ovens for commercial, home and competition use under the brand names of Cookshack and Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack. Cookshack has an industry-wide reputation for its high quality products and exceptional customer service. The company has been in business for over 40 years and ships its products worldwide. Cookshack is privately held and is located in Oklahoma. Commercial equipment is NSF approved and UL listed; most stainless steel models are USDA approved. Residential equipment is UL listed.


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