Otaku Smoke n' Brew


Otaku (おたく/オタク?) is a Japanese term for people with obsessive interests.

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Who we are!


The Otaku Smoke n' Brew Cook Team is a group of folks in the Lewisville, TX area that are obsessive about brewing beer and smoking BBQ..

Head Cook Jim Lavin started the team in 2015 after spending a couple years as a KCBS Certified Judge, and attending the Jack's Old South Cooking School to learn about competitions.

Now you can usually find the team at any of the local DFW Area KCBS competitions, relaxing by their smokers putting out some great BBQ while enjoying a good cigar and sipping scotch.

If the team's not competing they are probably smoking a whole hog for friends or family.

Where We Are Competing


Past Competitions

Competition Date Location Results
2015 Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Qualifier March 5th 2015 Shreveport, LA 19th out of 29 teams
2015 Eighter in Decatur May 30th 2015 Decatur, TX Who knows IBCA doesn't keep track of scores
2015 Bedford Blues and BBQ Festival September 4-6th 2015 Bedford, TX 59th out of 70 teams

Upcoming Competitions

Competition Date Location Results
2016 Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Qualifier March 12th 2016 Fort Worth, TX TBD