I didn’t know BBQ contests even existed, but I couldn’t stop watching.
And that’s how this BBQ journey began. I formed a BBQ competition team, Owl’s Nest BBQ. We bought a smoker, we practiced, and then … we cooked a contest.
And my life was changed.
Since that rainy Sunday, my free time has centered around BBQ contests and learning all I could about slow-cooking meat. I love turning a poor cut of meat into a succulent meal.
As talent grew, others joined in and wanted advice. I gave advice and talked about BBQ with whoever would listen.
Then one day I called David Bouska, 2-time world champion BBQ pitmaster, and asked if he would supply me with rubs and sauces so I could sell them to customers at my service station.
And the rest of the story is history.
The corner of the sales room has expanded to the full-service BBQ store called Owl’s Nest BBQ Supply & Pro Shop. We’ve added more rubs, sauces, supplies. This year, the full line of Green Mountain Grills hit the store. And, more items are planned for 2021.
So this is us.
Owl’s Nest BBQ Supply & Pro Shop.
Where Chattanooga Comes to BBQ.