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Hill Barbecue in Lubbock.Hill Barbecue smoked its meats in an unspecified location the night before I visited. Andrew and Jewel Hill were dealing with a thief in Lubbock who had stolen briskets right off their smoker twice in one week. They welded locks onto the smoker doors. A few days later, in the forty minutes between the overnight crew member leaving and Jewel arriving at the restaurant, the cooking chamber of the pit caught fire, and the barbecue for the day went up in flames. Andrew suspected sabotage from the frustrated brisket bandit, but they still haven’t nailed the culprit. To be safe, they borrowed a smoker from a friend and cooked in secret while their burned smoker was pressure washed back into working order.For using a borrowed…

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