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.
  • $6 mail-in-rebate on premium pit-smoked Whole or Sliced Beef Briskets from Sadler's Smokehouse.
  • $0.50 off TABASCO Chipotle or any pepper sauce flavor!
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Meet the KCBS Pros!
Team Name and/or State Abbreviation: MO, TN, etc.


KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2011

Keith Tremel
John and Maria Rivera
Chris Morris
Matt Durante
Troy Herman
The Train (Our main Smoker)
(Maxine was my Dalmation)

Hometown: Edgewater
State: MD
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: 7th Ribs Gettysburg BBQ Skirmish 2013
7th Pork Gettysburg BBQ Skirmish 2013
6th Overall 2013 Naptown Barbayq
10th overall Go Naked BBQ Green Castle PA 2013
2nd Chicken 2012 Gettysburg BBQ Skirmish
7th Brisket BBQ, Bands, & Brews VA
9th Chicken BBQ, Bands, & Brews VA
9th Pork BBQ, Bands, & Brews VA
7th Chicken at 2011 Smokin On The Bay
2nd Ribs 2011 Bel Air Tailgate Challenge

Sponsors: Bay Stoves (Edgewater MD)
In House Jewelers Bel Air MD
D'Artagnan Meats


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