A couple years ago, I stumbled across what may be the coolest homemade smoker you might find anywhere in the world. It's an old Chevrolet pickup that Chad Soulek of Freeman, South Dakota retrofitted into a smoker to make his barbecue ribs. It's the front end of an old pickup that's been converted into on mean smokin' machine.

Pic by Chad Soulek

Soulek will be putting his rig to good use  August 11th as part of the 5th  Annual Firehouse Rib Cook off in Freeman, South Dakota. Rumor has it there will be nearly 20 smokers in competition. There's more though. They'll have a car show and shine, a 5K run/walk, bean bag tournament sweet corn eating contest Sand Volleyball tournament  and will be raffling off tickets for a Camp Chef Pellet Grill.

They'll have brisket, pulled pork sandwiches pop and water and rumor has it you might be able to find a cold beer too! Check that, after being a judge in the competition for the past few years, I'll guarantee they'll have ice cold beer!

Again, I ask that you please share this with your Facebook and Twitter friends so they can come out for some cold beer and tasty ribs!

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