my name is Don and i'm currently active duty AF and stationed in Abilene, TX. i'm originally from down around the beaumont area from a little town called Kountze, TX. i've been serving in the AF for 13yrs now and plan to continue on until i retire from it. i grew up just a good ole country boy welding and fabbing and woodworking. i've also had quite a few yrs where i was big into drag racing. i've wanted to get into comp cooking for about a year now and taking that first step is a booger to take. all the doubts and questions about weither i'm good enough to compete or will i make a total fool out of myself haha. my new years resolution for 2014 is to start getting involved in some comp cooks. i wont be able to do them all of course just a few would be nice. i've always enjoyed cooking outside weither its the grill or dutch ovens over coals. i was deployed a few years back and bought a Safe from pitmaker and man i have loved cooking with it. then it came time i wanted bigger and more room. so i found a deal on a lonestargrillz trailer pit (24x48) that i just couldn't pass up so i got it. i took the storage area off and added my safe to the trailer to use as a warmer or additional cooking space if i needed it. it also has a 20x32 charcoal grill on it as well as a burner. the time has hit again and as i'm cooking even more than before and cooking for bigger crowds (church, fundraisers, work) i'm wanting even more room. so i've started a new build. should be a fun and exciting build and i can't wait to get it completed. i'll make a thread and keep it updated as i make progress so i can share it with ya'll.