The Team got its start at the end of 2009. One Sunday, after church, Kellen and Andy wanted to do something different. Kellen remembered that his neighbor had left her barbeque smoker at her house and told him he could have it. They maneuvered it from her house to Kellen’s next door, dusted it off, and then began the first of many barbeque smoke outs.
Hundreds of hours of internet research later, the boys had become self-taught barbequers ready for their next challenge. Andy had been given a smoker from his in-laws but it had only further ignited his thirst for a large competition size smoker. The boys managed to find a used 250 gallon propane tank that they could turn into their dream large scale smoker. Keith Henson then offered his services to custom weld the entire propane tank into a competition ready barbeque smoker.
In April, the first annual Wildomar Barbeque Competiton was set with a projected attendance of 5,000 people. Even after all their planning, they didn’t think they could do it alone so they asked Joe Angelone to join their team as well.
Together, the team, managed to win two trophies; a third for Tri Tip and a ninth for Beef Ribs. In our second competition Keith Henson our pit builder joined the team and helped us win peoples choice in Mesquite. Since then we’ve added a 5th person to the team Joey Chapin. We’ve spent the last years traveling around the Country spreading this uniquely American cuisine/sport/hobbie and will continue to do it for years to come. God bless America
Where Did We Get Our Name?
Rooftop Barbeque comes from the book of Acts, in chapter 10. Peter, the apostle, was sitting on a rooftop while people were cooking dinner below him. He fell asleep and saw a vision in his dreams with a large sheet coming down from heaven filled with all kinds of unclean animals.
And a voice came to him, “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.”
So now we can eat pork… mmmm, pork.