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Few faces in the world of BBQ are as familiar as Myron Mixon, the “Winningest Man” in competitive BBQ and often referred to simply as “The King”. As the chief cook of Jack’s Old South Competition Barbecue Team, he won over 180 grand championships, 30 state championships, 11 national championships and represents the only team to win grand championships in the Memphis in May, Kansas City BBQ Society, and Florida BBQ Association contests in the same year. All totaled he has earned over 1800 trophies so far!
Mixon is the star of Destination America’s BBQ Pitmasters Series and author of the New York Times bestselling cookbook, “Smokin’ with Myron Mixon”. He also made numerous television appearances on shows including: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Conan, ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s TODAY show and QVC.
In 2012, he opened his first restaurant in Miami called Pride & Joy BBQ, and is due to open another in NYC.
Since beginning his career in 1996, he cooked on one style of smoker - an indirect water cooker. Mixon now offers his award winning designs to the public with a full line of beautifully crafted water smokers from backyard to commercial and competition, and stock to highly customized.
Myron Mixon 36" Standard Smoker
Renowned Pitmaster Myron Mixon's smallest smoker fits 16 slabs of baby back ribs on two shelves and is big enough to roast a small pig. An Automatic Water System ensures the large built-in water pan never goes dry. Hook it up to a regular garden hose and a valve replenishes the water pan whenever levels drop below three inches. A large drain valve comes in handy when it's time to shut down.
These smokers are heavy duty with excellent fit and finish. All models have one inch thick insulation. The firebox is inside, at the bottom of the smoker and features a slide out, removable coal/wood basket. Dampers on the firebox door and two large chimneys help regulate heat and smoke. Convenient work shelves on the front and side are included. Standard finish is black powdercoat, but Mixon will paint 'em the as you like: camouflage to hot rod flames. Many custom options are available from chrome smoke stacks to all stainless steel models.
$3,595 Manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP), actual price may vary.
Pig or Lamb Roaster
1,425 square inches ( about 70 burgers )
Manufacturer claims that all or
practically all of this device is made in the USA
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Absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world.
This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier (and that's because smoke and heat go up, not sideways).
Best of all, it is only $299 delivered to your door!
The PK Grill has become our favorite charcoal grill. It proves some ideas never die.
Designed in 1952, the rectangular shape is easy to set up in 2 or 3 heat zones, it can easily be used as a smoker, the cast aluminum body is indestructible, airflow is easy to manage, and there is plenty of room under the hood.
Made of rugged 1/8" thick aluminum, 20" long, with four serious rivets, mine show zero signs of weakness after years of abuse. I use them on meats, hot charcoal, burning logs, and with the mechanical advantage that the scissor design creates, I can easily pick up a whole packer brisket. Click here to read more.
Mo's Smoking Pouch is essential for gas grills. It is an envelope of mesh 304 stainless steel that holds wood chips or pellets. The airspaces in the mesh are small enough that they limit the amount of oxygen that gets in so the wood smokes and never bursts into flame. Put it on top of the cooking grate, on the burners, on the coals, or stand it on edge at the back of your grill. It holds enough wood for about 15 minutes for short cooks, so you need to refill it or buy a second pouch for long cooks like pork shoulder and brisket. Mine has survived more than 50 cooks. Click for more info.
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