This recipe was borne out of a friendly competition with our neighboring fire department, OWLVFD. We had multiple prior contests of various kinds, from softball to broom hockey, to a grilling competition, to most recently the Stonebridge Town Center Fall fest and chili cookoff. This is the entry that won first place in the competition and beat OWL's entry two years in a row.
The name of the recipe "Smoke Showin'" comes from a firefighting term which means that smoke can be seen on arrival. In this context it's used to reiterate that there's lots of smoky goodness here from the brisket, to the smoked corn, to the bacon, to the chipotle peppers (which are smoked jalapenos).
If we win, the $10,000 prize would go to fund the DCVFD Foundation which sends Santa in a fire engine every year to visit terminally ill children in our community. This cannot be funded through our normal public funds so we rely heavily on the Foundation to make this event happen. We are also beginning to fund a scholarship that rewards volunteerism in our community at our local high schools. The foundation currently survives on community donations alone.