The Fast Eddy's by Cookshack line is a collaborative design from Cookshack of Ponca City, OK and competition barbecue circuit pro, "Fast Eddy" Maurin. The FEC line, (Fast Eddy's by Cookshack) has been popular with competitive teams for years. The PG500 and PG1000 are their first residential smokers.
Cookshack is a second generation family owned business started in the early 1960's by Gene and Judy Ellis. Gene Ellis was an inventor and entrepreneur who loved barbecue. They began selling sauces and spice blends then branched out into hardware. Cookshack now manufactures a wide variety of pellet and electric smokers for restaurants, professional competitors, and back-yard barbecue enthusiasts. In 2004 Cookshack began a relationship with Fast Eddy Maurin, winner of numerous Grand Championships on the competitive BBQ circuit. Together they produced Fast Eddy's innovative pellet smoker designs which were greeted with enthusiasm and have become some of Cookshack's most popular smokers.
All their well-built machines are made in the USA and come with 2-year limited warranties. The company is universally respected for customer care and their online open forum is extremely informative and helpful. Owners absolutely positively love their Cookshacks.
Fast Eddy's by Cookshack FEC100 is the smoker that competition teams dream about when they are sleeping in a tent next to their smoker so they can get up at 3 a.m. and shovel in more coal. It is the smallest in the Fast Eddy line.
With the digital controller, FEC users can preset the cooking time and temp, the holding temp for when it is done cooking, and let the smoker do the rest. With a meat probe users can cook to the desired meat temperature, and then the smoker automatically drops to the holding temp. The FEC100 can be powered by an automobile cigarette lighter socket and it can also be run off a deep cell marine battery using an inverter. They are so good that, in 2004, a team from England used one to defeat the best American teams at the Jack Daniel's World Championship International Barbecue. England!
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