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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Year Started: 2007

Started cooking whole hogs way back. Then switched to smoking pork after the acquisition of my first smoker in 2005. We're hooked and never looked back. My team consists of Bill Kemp and Russ Holdridge. We all met going to the Carolina Hurricanes Hockey games and enjoy a good tailgate. We are always striving to get better and improve our BBQ.

Hometown: Raleigh
State: NC
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 2

Biggest Wins: 7th in Pork At Squealin on the Square Laurens SC 2008
9th in Pork at Danville VA 2009
2nd in Pork at the Charlotte Shout in the Backyard Division 2008
3rd in Ribs at the Charlotte Shout in the Backyard Division 2009
3rd in Ribs at the Blue Ridge BBQ Festival in Tryon NC 2010



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