Method: Red oak, pecan, hickory, and mesquite; indirect-heat pit
Pitmaster: Trent Brooks
Pro-tip: Look for the Ace Hardware sign; you'll never see the trailer.
Trent Brooks was working as a materials specialist for a gas-compression company when a supervisor, who knew of Brooks’s talent as a part-time pitmaster, referred him to an ad on Craigslist for a $12,000 mobile smoker. Brooks negotiated the price down to $4,500, and the rest, as they say, is Houston barbecue history. Brooks quit […]