Charlotte Magazine – Meet the Smoker Behind Mac’s Speed Shop’s Big Memphis Showing

MAC’S SPEED SHOP competed in the annual Memphis in May competition last month, bringing home a second-place finish for their whole hog cooking. The Memphis contest is one of the most prestigious barbecue competitions in the world, with names such as Myron Mixon battling it out for the best ‘cue. Participants are judged blind, in what’s called a “blind box,” and judged at their site on how they present their barbecue. Last year, Mac’s finished 14th due to an unfortunate wind. This year, they finished just short of first place. Here’s how they did it, by the numbers.


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