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    
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  • 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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Year Started: 2005

The Hoosier Crawdaddy BBQ team, from Straughn Indiana, was started in 2005 by Doug & Debbie Searcy as an amateur backyard BBQ cooking team
looking to have some fun. After a couple of contests with increasing success and of course bragging rights in the backyard division, we thought with success like this why not make some money with this by entering into some of the professional BBQ contests. So in the fall of 2006, carrying our homemade smoker we went head first into our first professional BBQ competition. Not surprisingly we got our Big Pork Butts spanked. Did we get discouraged? No Way We just knew there was more to learn and better Q to make. We believe you can do anything if you really want to, so with a sense of humor we strive to make our BBQ the best.

Doug & Debbie Searcy

Hometown: Straughn
State: IN
Country: US

Most wins in a year: Lots & Lots in 2009

Biggest Wins: 2007 Sharonville OH. Reserve Grand
2007 Owensboro KY. Reserve Grand
2009 New Albany IN. Grand
2009 Kettering OH. Grand
2010 Jefferson IN. Reserve Grand
2010 Terre Haute IN. Reserve Grand
2011 Kettering OH. Reserve Grand

Sponsors: Millions in Spirit. A whole lot less with money.


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