Joe Amore grew up in Pensacola, FL, and at the age of 21, went into his own Plumbing Business. During this time, Joe became very intrigued by competition BBQ and visited many contests. At that time the ones that he saw were Memphis In May sanctioned contests. He then discovered and became a member of KCBS (Kansas City Barbecue Society). After receiving his monthly Bull Sheet, he came across Oklahoma Joe Smokers. He purchased several pits from Joe Davidson (owner of Oklahoma Joe’s) and would call Joe Davidson, and receive some great barbequing tips. Joe Amore soon developed a pretty good skill set in BBQ, and all of his friends and family really enjoyed his barbeque.