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Dave Pennington, head of PROSOCO's Building Envelope Group, ponders the trophies he won Sept. 5 at a competition hosted by the San Antonio Masonry Association.

Dave Pennington, head of PROSOCO’s Building Envelope Group, ponders the trophies he won Sept. 5 at a competition hosted by the San Antonio Masonry Association.

Photos by Al Morris

PROSOCO picked up three firsts and a second in competitions held Sept. 5 by the San Antonio Masonry Association, and we never even needed our Sure Klean masonry cleaners.

That’s because the competitions didn’t involve brick, block or stone masonry. Instead, the contests, held at the San Antonio Masonry Association’s annual Barbecue and Gun Shoot aimed to find who could smoke the best meat, and create the best desserts and other concoctions.

Al Morris, PROSOCO’s National Sales Manager, reports that PROSOCO’s ace smoker and Building Envelope Group Leader Dave Pennington captured honors in four of eight contests, including first-place chicken; first-place dessert, first-place chef’s choice and second-place brisket.

Dave won the honors in the meat categories, Al says, with his proprietary mix of spices, known as a “rub,” because you massage the mix into the meat before smoking — a time-honored barbecuing tradition in Texas.

Dave Pennington prepares his first-place "Chef's Choice" smoked red cabbage dish at the San Antonio Masonry Association's annual Barbecue and Gun Shoot, Sept. 5.

Dave Pennington prepares his first-place “Chef’s Choice” smoked red cabbage dish at the San Antonio Masonry Association’s annual Barbecue and Gun Shoot, Sept. 5.

Dave captured chef’s choice honors with his smoked red cabbage dish, which included bacon, corn, onions, and jalapeno and red peppers.

His dessert, Al said, was a kind of smoked cream pie including butter, brown sugar, cream cheese, walnuts and crumbled butter cookies.

“I don’t know exactly what it was,” Al said, “except it was delicious.”

Masonry professionals from the San Antonio area attended the barbecue and gun shoot. Dave faced off against six competitors to bring home the smoking honors.

“Many masonry buildings cleaned with PROSOCO’s masonry cleaners have won design and construction awards — including PROSOCO’s own Lawrence, Kan., headquarters,” Al said. “This may be the first time we won a masonry association’s competition without them.”
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A guest at the San Antonio Masonry Association's annual Barbecue and Gun Shoot checks messages before diving into succulent smoked chicken and brisket.

A guest at the San Antonio Masonry Association’s annual Barbecue and Gun Shoot checks messages before diving into succulent smoked chicken and brisket.

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