Their favorite thing to do with it, however, is bring barbecue to folks who need a smile. At Thanksgiving, they handed it off to the Salvation Army to give the homeless a very smokey meal. It’s also been used to feed some very hungry troops. “I want to help people,” says Folsom. We can all agree that sharing your barbecue nourishes the spirit as well as the body.
Despite its 800 square feet of cooking area, the smoker requires surprisingly little wood -- about a cord. An inner heat exchange along a 1” pipe combines with a damper opening system to tightly control temperatures and keep its 24 sections cooking at their own pace and under their own smokestacks. Oh, and the damper handles are also Texas shaped, naturally.
As if that weren’t crazy enough, this beautiful vision includes a walk-in cooler. Situated at the truck end of the trailer, this is where your kegs live, because what’s barbecue without a frosty beer? The only way this could possibly be more Texas is if all that smoke coalesced into the ghost of Stephen F. Austin, proudly shouting “Texas forever!”