FACT: There's been an 18% increase in contest participation by members in the past year    
FACT: 64% of KCBS members own three or more grills/smokers    
FACT: 70% of our members grill-out/cook BBQ more than 25 times per year    
FACT: 56% of Americans report having a smartphone, 77% of KCBS members do    
FACT: 70% of KCBS members use Facebook    
FACT: 55% of members choose charcoal when cooking for leisure    
FACT: 23% of KCBS members work in the food service industry as a restauranteur or caterer    
FACT: Learning from friends, family and at competitions is the best way to improve cooking skills    
Joining KCBS has its privileges!
  • The official KCBS monthly newsletter, "The Bullsheet"
  • Save $5 when you buy 3 bags of Adirondack Grilling Pellets
  • Access KCBS Preferred Rates at Choice Hotels
  • 10% off all Creekstone Farms® products
  • 10% off any ICEHOLE Cooler or the option to customize your ICEHOLE Cooler with your team or KCBS logo for $50.00.
  • 15% off your total order from Papa Tony's seasonings and ribs.
  • One-day shopping pass at any Restaurant Depot location when you present your KCBS membership card.
  • 20% off your total order from Sadler's Smokehouse online store.
  • $0.50 off TABASCO Chipotle or any pepper sauce flavor!
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KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2010

Started AFAB in 2010, had a good run with great friends and family, ready to get our GC in 2012!

Brian Burwell

Hometown: Shawnee
State: KS
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: 1st Place Chicken - 2010 Winter Q
4th Place Brisket - 2010 Winter Q
3rd Place Pork - 2010 Great American BBQ
3rd Place Brisket - 2010 Shawnee Great Grillers
5th Place Chicken - 2010 Riverside Classic
1st Place Chicken - 2011 WheatStock Cookoff - Abeline KS
4th Place Brisket- 2011 Abeline Wheatstock Cookoff

10th Place Ribs - 2010 Wild Blue BBQ

Sponsors: The Brewhouse - Olathe, KS
Roush Trucking, Inc
Brigham Painting & Remodeling
Lawing Financial Group, Inc.

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