Bethlehem , Pennsylvania, United States
Tom and Stacie Feil
It all started back in 2005. Cabela's in Hamburg, Pa advertised a BBQ contest in the local paper to come out and show you were made of real BBQ material. At the same time, thad a friend who said he would do the cutting and welding if they wanted to build a whole hog cooker that they had been talking about. As they looked into this sanctioning body, the Kansas City Barbeque Society, I became more interested in cooking this contest. The hog cooker morphed into a trailer mounted reverse flow, similar to a Meadow Creek or a Lang. They had been bbq'ing for a number of years in the backyard and thought they could stand beside the big boys, or at least give them a run for their money. Enter the Contest!! After that they were hooked. In the beginning, they had 4 to 6 people taking shifts tending the fire all night long.
After ringing in the bells with a perfect 180 in chicken, Christmas City BBQ went on to place 2nd Chef's Choice and 3rd Sausage.
Christmas City BBQ brought home two honorable mentions in Brisket and Ribs, and a fourth place in chefs choice at the New Holland Summer Fest.