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About Fast Eddy

Hello, I'm Fast Eddy and I live in the heartland of BBQ, Kansas City, MO. I'm a retired KCMO fire fighter and my passion has been BBQ cooking since 1986 when I cooked at my first American Royal cook off. I became interested in cooking with wood pellets in 1990 and went on to market with my own design of a smoker oven using pellets in 1998. I have traveled many places in the world cooking BBQ and am always searching for new and better ways to improve on the Best BBQ in the world, ours! I enjoy the interaction with customers and hearing the success stories of their wins at cook offs and the long lines that extend out the doors of the restaurants. I've been married 28 years and have one son and two gorgeous grand daughters.

In late 2003, Cookshack and Fast Eddy's BBQ formed an agreement for Cookshack to manufacture and market Ed Maurin's line of championship barbecue smokers. "Fast Eddy" had been winning Grand Championships for about 15 years with his smokers, and he built them for other competitors as well. He was ready to expand, and Cookshack was ready to complete its product lines with a brand of top quality professional competition smokers.

The Fast Eddy's by Cookshack brand was launched, and sales have exceeded our expectations as the smokers continue to help professional competitors take home the big trophies and checks. Below are some of Eddy’s accomplishments…

  • 1999 Rhythm & Blues Florida State Grand Champion
  • 1999 NY State Grand Champion
  • 1999 KCBS 4th Place Chicken overall
  • 1999 KCBS Overall 4th Place Team
  • 2000 Rhythm & Blues Florida State Grand Champion
  • 2000 3 Perfect Scores in Brisket
  • 2000 World BBQ International Contest, Grand Champion Ribs, Perfect Score "Best Ribs in the World"
  • Numerous individual category award plaques & ribbons

After 15 years of establishing a reputation as a winner on the circuit, he devotes his time to helping teams improve their performance and promoting the Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack product line.

In August of 2010 Fast Eddy (Ed Maurin) made an appearance on the well-know “Today Show” in Rockefeller Center to feature the Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack Pellet Grill. He gave instructions on cooking ribs on the pellet grill and the different options for direct and indirect heat, and the advantages of using pellets for added flavor.

He has also appeared on the United States Barbecue Championships, Food Network; Chris Lilly’s Barbecue All-Star Showdown; Championship Barbecue Series on versus. He has appeared on the DIY network, Today Show. He is available for future television appearances as well.