Creator of the Group
Rob Bower aka “Papa Roc”
Creator of Back Yard BBQ Heroes Facebook Group
Hi, my name is Rob Bower and I’m an addict………I started my addiction about 7 years ago when I was introduced to the most tender bbq you’ve ever tasted. It was like I was hooked at first smell and bite. Like a sponge, I wanted to soak up this knowledge of how to make an ordinary piece of meat so amazing that the only sounds at the dinner table were lips smacking and occasional “mmmmmmmmm” sounds coming from family and friends mouths. That’s the trophy for me. I became addicted to the flavors of spiced rubs and marinades that heavily influence the meats textures and tastes. I began surrounding myself by others who shared this addiction. I learned injections, rubs, spices, marinades, and techniques from my fellow addicts. My addiction consumed me all week while I was at work. I planned my smoking all week for the weekend. My home became known as “Papa Roc’s House of Bbq” to my grandkids because they were told they were going to Papa Rob’s house to bbq and they were too little to say Rob. I’m now known as Papa Roc. You see, my addiction is making family and friends happy with good food. My addiction is happiness and positivity for my family. My addiction is the bbq dripping and smiling faces of my family and friends and the joyful laughter of people enjoying the food I prepare with the best ingredient there is. ………That ingredient is love. You see, I’ve had many addictions that I’ve had to kick, many of them almost took me down. This addiction of Bbq, people, and love, I want to spread and share with others. My name is Rob and I’m an addict.
Fearless originator of “Brian’s Cookout Recipes”
My name is Brian Disney and I’m a backyard barbecue enthusiast. Almost ten years ago I began my journey learning how to cook authentic southern style Q. It started one day at a friends house. My friend made his own burgers by hand with just a few simple ingredients. They we’re awesome! That night I hit the web searching how to make a great burger. That search brought up a whole world of things to BBQ. I was hooked! A week later I bought my first smoker and hit the ground running. I spent all of my free time reading, cooking and talking about barbecue. My first year I had some success and some food went straight to the garbage can. The next year for my birthday my wife sent me to a competition team’s cooking class. I learned a lot that day about competition style chicken, ribs, pork and brisket. After that class I decided to become a certified barbecue judge for the Kansas City Barbecue Society. Judging competitions is a great way to taste what the best cooks in the country are cooking. Now I’m apart of BYBBQH’s family and we’re doing our best to share the love to all interested in the barbecue cuisine.
My name is Mary Bower and I am the mother of Backyard BBQ Heroes founder, Rob Bower. I live in N. Central Arkansas and I am one of the Administrators along with Chris Scott & Brian Disney. I’m in charge of the BYBBQ Heroes Store. Rob often has BBQ/Smoke competitions for the members and we award winners with Shirts, Aprons, Coffee Mugs from any profits we have from our sales in the store. We also have some awesome sponsors who are very generous donating great items that we award to our winners.
I have always loved to cook and experiment with new recipes but Rob got me started in a whole new game….BBQ & Smokin! I love our BYBBQ Heroes site and all of the great people who so generously share their recipes, creations, offer suggestions and help when needed. We appreciate all of our members and all you have done to make this a wonderful place to spend time. learn and help others. You all have made BYBBQ Heroes a family. Bless you all.