I'm a born and raised American expat so BBQ keeps me whole and was something I needed in my life after moving to the UK. I missed my family and the only environment I knew of where I felt secure.
Soon after I started sharing the love with strangers and trying to help build community spirit and togetherness by cooking at my local pub, my kids school PTA plus any organization I could find that needed support like such as battered women's shelters, homeless, children's charity etc.
Competition BBQ has always been second to all of the above and although I love to compete and hold my own I just can't get pull myself away from what the core of BBQ is for me and that's the act of bringing people together and sharing the love, fun, life changing experiences and just having a good time. ( It's midnight on a Sunday and I'm still here posting, that right there must mean I got it bad. )
Sorry a bit long winded but...
Slappin that bass like some delerious funky preist!!!
UDS, Half Pint (Mini UDS), Weber, ProQ 20, Kegrilla
*250 gallon cooker- 'The Meat Beast!!'*
British BBQ Championships
Grand Champion 2008
British BBQ Society - Southern Championship
Grand Champions 2009