The Cadillac of Barbecue Smokers Can Be Found in Lockhart

Like finely tuned hot rods, the models gleam in the brightly lit showroom. While their designs and styles are all different—some feature shiny chrome that sparkles under the recessed lighting and others bear sturdy black paint and brass accents—they’re all here to inspire and catch fire.

But these aren’t cars—this is Lockhart after all, the barbecue capital of Texas. Instead, they’re cooking products on display at Mill Scale Metalworks' new retail center, located just past Kreuz Market as you drive down Highway 183, not far from Lockhart’s increasingly busy downtown area. And they’re no less impressive than what you’d find in a Tesla or Cadillac dealership.