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!
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KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2004

Started smoking in the backyard and fell in love with it. Dave is the head painter for the Minnesota Timberwolves , Lynda has been a medical secretary for 27 years.
When not at their real jobs you can find them doing small catering events .

Hometown: Columbia Heights Minnesota
State: MN
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: 2004 first place ribs Iron river Wisc.
2005 first place beef brisket, first place pork, 2nd place chicken , second place ribs Grand Champion Iron River Wisc.
2006 first place chicken , first place brisket. 2nd place pork, 3rd place ribs reserve champion Iron River Wisc.
2007 first place pork, first place brisket 2nd place chicken , 3rd place ribs Grand champion Iron River Wisc.



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