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"
  • Access KCBS Preferred Rates at Choice Hotels
  • 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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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
Jon Dolor
John Riffe
Joe Pfistner
Troy Herman
The Train (Our main Smoker)
(Maxine was my Dalmation)

Hometown: Edgewater
State: MD
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: 6th Brisket 2015 Harpoon
7th Pork Harpoon 2015
3rd Ribs 2015 Naptown BBQ
3rd Chicken 2013 Safeway BBQ Wash DC
8th Ribs 2013 Safeway BBQ
1st Chicken 2013 Bel Air BBQ Bash
2nd Chicken 2012 Gettysburg BBQ Skirmish
7th Brisket BBQ, Bands, & Brews VA
9th Chicken BBQ, Bands, & Brews VA
9th Pork BBQ, Bands, & Brews VA
2nd Ribs 2011 Bel Air Tailgate Challenge
7th Chicken at 2011 Smokin On The Bay

Sponsors: Mojobricks
In House Jewelers Bel Air MD


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