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Striving to bring the finest of Texas Hill Country style barbecue to the people of Austin!
Striving to bring the finest of Texas Hill Country style barbecue to the people of Austin!
115 backers pledged $6,723 to help bring this project to life.

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Handcrafted Barbecue from Austin, Texas

As a native to central Texas, I have loved barbecue as long as I can remember. I have spent years smoking briskets and homemade sausages for friends and family, at parties and clubs, at record stores and beer halls—any chance I could get! Now I am ready to bring this hard-earned craft to the people in the heart of Austin.                                                   

What is Hill Country style barbecue?

Birthed from the old butcher shops of central Texas, Hill Country style barbecue traces its roots to the German and Czech settlers who arrived during the 19th century. With them they brought their own traditional methods for slow smoking meats with oak, and a hearty appetite for brisket as well as artisanal sausages. I will be utilizing these techniques to create from scratch delicious 100% handcrafted Texas barbecue—everything from the sausage to the sauces!

So far, I have bought a mid-century camper trailer and completely renovated the interior for concession use.


Renovated and ready for equipment.
Renovated and ready for equipment.

And I've built a smoker on a separate trailer.

It's finished and ready to go.
It's finished and ready to go.

So I'm almost there, but I need a little bit of support.

Your pledges will help to finance: 

  • Equipment—I still need to purchase steamtables, stainless steel tables, shelving, etc.
  • Painting—The inside of the trailer looks brand new, but the outside is still pretty beat up.  
  • Signage—I need to make signs and banners.
  • Permits and licensing—I still need to apply for city business permits and health department inspections. These are all very expensive.
  • Electricity—I need to have a meter installed in order for the city to run electricity to my humble trailer. 

As you know, Kickstarter is all or nothing - every pledge helps to get me closer to my goal. Thank you for checking out my page, and be sure to take a look at all of  the great incentives I'm offering.

T-shirt design- will be hand silkscreened.
T-shirt design- will be hand silkscreened.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Thanks for your pledge! I will send you a personalized thank- you note accompanied by a sample of my Texas-style brisket rub, sauce recipe and a handsome Micklethwait Craft Meats sticker. The complete home barbecue kit!

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    One meal at the trailer! Your choice from the menu, served by yours truly with a hearty, "Thank you, friend!"

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    At this level you will receive a MCM t-shirt, sticker, and a personalized thank-you note!

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    You get two meals at the MCM trailer! Enjoy them both yourself or treat a loved one.

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    I will make you a unique mix cassette tape of music and a personalized thank-you message! A melange of music I like to listen to while cooking PLUS the dry rub, the sauce recipe and a MCM sticker!

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    You get a jar of my sauce, a jar of homemade pickled jalapenos, 1lb. of the rub, and a T-shirt! I use only high quality natural ingredients. Nothing is processed or refined- all from scratch. Will ship any where in the U.S. Please add for shipping overseas.

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    VIP invitation for you and one guest to attend the soft opening party at MCM. Includes a chance to sample the entire menu, plus you will each receive a T-shirt!

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    All of the above. An invitation for two to the opening, two t-shirts, the mix tape, the dry rub, the sauce recipe, and the sticker!

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    A catered event in the Austin area for you and fifteen of your friends, family, or co-workers!

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    A private barbecue tutorial for up to 20 people in the Austin area! I will bring my smoker to your party or private event for a hands-on master class in Texas barbecue. From the fire to the fixin's—you will learn it all.

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    A catered event for you plus 50 of your friends, family, or co-workers! Graduation, wedding, birthday party- you name it, i'll provide the food.

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