A tool maker by trade, Paul Reitmier of Silver Creek Smokers fell hard for Texan barbecue and all that it entails, perfecting his technique and winning over like minded people for some ten years now.

Today Reitmier rolls out his custom built trailer-barbecue, Jack the Ribber at festivals and events across the state, cooking up 16-hour smoked salt and pepper rubbed brisket, beefies and pulled pork sliders.