Over 50 Eager Barbecue Enthusiasts Attend Fast Eddy’s Championship Cooking Class

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Fifty-six barbecue enthusiasts gathered recently to learn secrets of winning barbecue from two barbecue competition circuit champions; sponsored by Cookshack, Inc., award-winning Oklahoma manufacturer of barbecue equipment.

Fifty-six people from across the United States, Canada and Singapore gathered in Ponca City recently to learn the secrets to championship barbecue from two of the greatest professional barbecue cooks in the nation.

The intensive, hands-on event was hosted by Cookshack, Inc. at its manufacturing facility in Ponca City, Okla., where the company manufactures high-end smoker ovens and charbroilers.

Participants learned how to smoke-cook barbecue for cook-offs, restaurants, catering operations and backyard barbecuing. Using the meats, sauces and seasonings provided by event sponsor Cookshack, class members prepared and smoked a variety of meats in Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack smokers.

Class instructors, Ed “Fast Eddy” Maurin and David Bouska, Butcher BBQ, shared their secrets of championship barbecue with backyard chefs, restaurateurs, caterers and professional competitors.

Maurin, inventor of the original Fast Eddy’s smokers, is a veteran contest winner with dozens of trophies to his name. In late 2003, he joined with Cookshack in the manufacturing and marketing of the Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack line of 100 percent wood pellet-fired smoker ovens.

Bouska, an Oklahoma meat processor, started competing under the team name Butcher BBQ in 2006. As of mid-September, 2009, the team was ranked third in the nation by the Kansas City Barbecue Society. His team has accumulated numerous championships and dozens of overall top 5 finishes.

Cookshack (http://www.cookshack.com) manufactures smoker ovens for commercial, home and competition use under the brand names of Cookshack and Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack. The company, which is privately held, has an industry-wide reputation for its high quality products and exceptional customer service. In business for almost 50 years, Cookshack ships its products worldwide. Commercial equipment is NSF approved and ETL or UL listed; most stainless steel models are USDA approved. Residential equipment is UL listed. Cookshack’s products are proudly made in the U.S.A.


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