When Dustin Treviño purchased a massive smoker from Austin Smoke Works in 2019, it was only as a backup plan. He co-owned an oil-and-gas company in Midland at the time, but thought it might be useful to hone another skill outside the notoriously boom-and-bust petroleum economy. “I had no clue how to use it,” Treviño admits now. The first time he fired up the new smoker was for a barbecue competition in Midland. He didn’t run the smoker hot enough and the brisket took 22 hours to smoke, completely missing the turn-in time. Over the next few months, Treviño learned to harness the power of his thousand-gallon smoker, and began offering up his barbecue catering services. As a joke, he chose Downturns as the name…View Original Post
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