A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Moe “Big Mo” Cason was born, raised and corn fed out of Des Moines, Iowa.
Moe is passionate about BBQ because what was initially was a hobby, very quickly turned into a way of life. He is a self-taught Pitmaster, using skills and authentic ingredients passed down from Grandmother Margaret Cason. He has competed in approximately 260 contests in 35 states since 2006 while working a full-time job. Big Mo was a contestant, judge, and star on Destination America’s Pitmaster’s and BBQ Pit Wars.
Moe has been featured on the Steve Harvey Talk Show, Harry Talk Show and Local Eats, as well as on the National Geographic Channel in “World of Flavor” where he shares his love of BBQ with the world. In December of 2022, Moe came down to our manufacturing facility in Kingston, Oklahoma with his brand new ALER Aluminum Hauler Body and smoker equipment to cook for our Christmas party.