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Kansas City Barbeque Society awards Seal of Approval to Southern Pride MLR 150 Smoker

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April 15, 2015

The Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) has awarded its Seal of Approval to the Southern Pride MLR 150 smoker, according to Carolyn Wells, Executive Director of KCBS, an international nonprofit dedicated to celebrating, teaching, protecting and promoting the culinary technique, sport and art form of barbecue.

Wells said that the MLR 150 is the first smoker to pass the rigorous KCBS performance inspection and earn the KCBS Seal of Approval.

“KCBS values innovative industry partners like Southern Pride,” Wells said.

Wells pointed out that worldwide more than 20,000 KCBS members have opportunities to compete in more than 450 sanctioned events.

“The components included in the MLR 150’s competition package make this wood burning, rotisserie smoker completely competition ready,” Wells said, adding, “That’s a great benefit to our members.”

Boasting cooking capacities of 24 pieces of pork butts, 24 sides of St. Louis style ribs, eight whole beef briskets or 80 pounds of chicken wings in one cook cycle, the MLR 150 is available stationary, trailer mounted or with competition cart configurations.

Jared Robertson, President of Alamo, Tenn.-based Southern Pride, explained that three individual components were combined to produce the optional competition package for the MLR 150.

“The first component of the competition upgrade package is the gas cut-off switch that disables the gas flow while still allowing the burner blower to provide the air supply to stoke the solid fuel located in the firebox,” Robertson said. “This allows the smoker to remain thermostatically controlled without the use of gas.”

The second component is a charcoal grate that is inserted in the firebox, allowing use of solid fuel as the only heat source. 

“The third element is the moisture infusion system, which is a gravity drip technique that introduces moisture into the cooking chamber by dripping on the firebox,” Robertson added. “With the loss of moisture the gas produces when it burns, this drip system provides more consistent heat distribution, produces a higher yield product and helps prevent the product from drying out.”

For information about the Southern Pride MLR 150 or to find a distributor near you visit www.southern-pride.com

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