Meet the Crew

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Alex Perkins

FAVORITE THING TO COOK:

Steak

FAVORITE GRILLS/SMOKERS:

Weber Kettle

GO TO BEER:

Michelob Ultra

TOP RATED BEERS:

1. Revolver - Blood and Honey 9.3

2. Spencer's Winter Warmer Amber Lager with Honey and Spice 8.9

3. Stone Brewing - Tres Leches 8.7

 

COOKING EXPERIENCE:

20 years of cooking on the grill.

Born and raised in Marshall, Texas. Married the chick I met in college... she convinced me we needed to move to the city. We landed in Pearland almost 20 years ago and have been here ever since. We have 2 girls and I try my hardest to be a halfway decent Dance Dad or at least keep up with my wife and girls. I have worked for the railroad for 18 years. I met Jon when we lived in the same neighborhood and met the other guys when Jon and his family moved to their hood. I'm a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan (even when they make it hard to be a fan). Definitely enjoy a cold beer or two (or however many I can manage) on the weekends.

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JONATHAN LATHROP

FAVORITE THING TO COOK:

That's a tough one... gotta be a toss up between brisket and steak.

FAVORITE GRILLS/SMOKERS:

My favorite is Johnny and June! They're my 500 and 250 gallon smoker trailer built by Austin Smoke Works.

GO TO BEER:

Coors Light or Montucky

TOP RATED BEERS:

1. Shiner Bock 9.5

2. Pretzel Stout Limited Release - Martin House Brewing 9.4

3. Golden Eye Belgian Style Wheat Beer - Martin House Brewing 9.4

COOKING EXPERIENCE:

I've been cooking probably about 8 years. I didn't get serious about it until I got my first Traeger and met the rest of these fellas. I'm now completely in love with bbq and grilling. I love trying new grills out and trying different methods. Currently own about 15 grills/smokers, with my daily users being my Weber Ranch Kettle and my Traeger Timberline 1300.

I'm married to a beautiful woman that loves cooking as much as I do! She is @chicksthatsmoke on social media. We have four amazing kids that keep us super busy. I was born in Oregon, grew up in Northern California, and have lived in Texas now for 10+ years. 

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JAMES MOORE

FAVORITE THING TO COOK:

Brisket

FAVORITE GRILLS/SMOKERS:

Weber Performer Deluxe Charcoal Grill

GO TO BEER:

Coors Light

TOP RATED BEERS:

1. Ole' Boy Amber - Saloon Door Brewing 9.6

1. Devil's Backbone - Real Ale Brewing 9.6

3. Puppy Chow - Martin House Brewing 9.6

COOKING EXPERIENCE:

Started learning the art of cooking about 15 years ago and haven't stopped since then.

Let's see... a little something about myself. Born in Houston, bounced around a bit before settling down in Pearland, Texas. Attended Tarleton State University where I rushed and became a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Phi Rho Zeta!

Love to cook/grill/smoke food for my friends and family!

GO TO Movies are Back to the Future, Nerds, and Halloween!

Favorite Quote: This where you want to be when Jesus come back?!

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JAN MOORE

FAVORITE THING TO COOK:

Wood fired pizza on a grill from scratch. I love the entire process of making my own dough and sauce and pulling the perfect pizza from the grill.

FAVORITE GRILLS/SMOKERS:

Offset smokers are king in Texas, but for everyday cooking it's hard to beat the Weber Kettle.

GO TO BEER:

Coors Light on the daily, but if I could afford it, I would drink Shiner.

TOP RATED BEERS:

1. Heller Weizenbock Brauerei Michael Plank 9.7

2. Ejecto Seato, Cuz! - Martin House Brewing 9.6

3. Reindiculous - Saloon Door 9.5

COOKING EXPERIENCE:

I've been cooking most of my life in one way or another. Even as a kid in  my grandmother's diner, but I've been competing in BBQ for 20 years.

I am super competitive in almost everything I do in life. It 's one of the attributes that's helped me be successful in work and BBQ.

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MATT SORICH

FAVORITE THING TO COOK:

Beef Ribs

FAVORITE GRILLS/SMOKERS:

Offset Smoker

GO TO BEER:

Saint Arnolds Lawnmower

TOP RATED BEERS:

1. Saint Arnolds - Lawnmower 9.7

2. Heller Weizenbock Brauerei Michael Plank 9.5

3. Amberzon - Vallensons 9.4

COOKING EXPERIENCE:

8 years

Born in Alaska, moved to California, Hawaii, back to California and have been in Texas since '97. I moved to Pearland, next door to James and Aldan in 2013. James would have me try his BBQ every weekend and it started my love for BBQ. I've been a backyard BBQer most of the time and joined the competition team for a year before covid shut things down.