Pellet Smoker Teams Lead the American Royal Invitational Barbecue Contest

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Four of the top ten teams at the "best of the best" American Royal Invitational Barbecue Contest, Kansas City, October 4, 2009 smoked on Cookshack's pellet smokers, confirming the growing pellet smoking trend among professional competition cooks.

Fast Eddy' Maurin, inventor of the Fast Eddy's by Cookshack smokers, says,

One hundred nineteen of the winningest barbecue teams in the US descended on Kemper Arena, Kansas City, to strut their stuff at the prestigious American Royal Invitational Barbecue Contest on October 3, 2009. When the smoke died down the next day, four of the top ten teams had prepared their championship barbecue on Fast Eddy's by Cookshack wood pellet fired smokers.

The Pork Pullin' Plowboys walked away with Grand Championship and a first in brisket, followed in the top ten by Butcher BBQ, Jiggy Piggy, and Pellet Envy. These teams are no strangers to trophies and prize money, having earned numerous Grand and Reserve Grand Championships.

A growing trend toward "pellet cooking" has emerged in the last several years among professional barbecue competition cooks who have found that they can get the desired smoke flavor without the difficulties associated with log burning cookers.

Ed "Fast Eddy' Maurin, inventor of the Fast Eddy's by Cookshack smokers, says, "When I started competing over 20 years ago, I knew there had to be an easier way to turn out great tasting barbecue than the methods available back then. After many years of field testing pellet smokers, I am convinced that this is the only way to go."

Cookshack Barbecue Equipment

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 ETL or UL listed; most stainless steel models are USDA approved. Residential equipment is UL listed. Made in the USA.


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