One of these days they'll get me.  They'll make me change my way of cooking, and when they do, that'll hurt my product. The style of barbecue we have here in Lexington is very unique. I think it will start to fade away.

— Wayne Monk

Owner, Lexington Barbecue as quoted in Smokestack Lightning

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Westfield HS Alum, UT Alum, College Roomate of Smoke Daddy, US Navy Submariner, Motorola Alum, McKinsey Alum, Paving stone operations guru, Inventor of the Karubecue, Resides in DFW area with his wife, kids, and two dogs.

XO has participated in the Barbecue Tour since 2001. He has served in a number of roles including Mass Transport Director (responsible for getting the van involved), and Chief Organizer in 2004. The tour got some wheels turning, and several years of R&D later, has turned those into a venture called "Karubecue Barbecue Technology" (www.karubecue.com).

He has visited 131 barbecue joints over 8 tours, and has earned 6 Ironman awards.

First Name: 
Bill
Last Name: 
Karau
Nickname: 
XO
Ironman Awards: 
6
Joint Total: 
131

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