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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KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2006

We started out in 2006 as Blazin'BBQ, and competed in one non-sanctioned competition. In 2007 we became The Q Crew, and our competition numbers have increased each year. Rich Jr, Kirsten and Sonja make every competition, and other team members pitch in as schedules allow.

Hometown: Waldorf
State: MN
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: 3rd in Brisket - 1st Annual Carpenter BBQ Bash (2006)
1st in Ribs - 2nd Annual Carpenter BBQ Bash (2007)
1st in Margaritas - Up in Smoke, Mason City, IA (2008)
2nd in Margaritas - Up in Smoke, Mason City, IA (2009)
2nd in Chili - Up in Smoke, Mason City, IA (2009)
4th in Chicken - 4th Annual Carpenter BBQ Bash (2009)
1st in Ribs - 4th Annual Carpenter BBQ Bash (2009)
4th in Brisket - 4th Annual Carpenter BBQ Bash (2009)
3rd in Anything Beef - 4th Annual Carpenter BBQ Bash (2009)
Reserve Grand Champion - 4th Annual Carpenter BBQ Bash (2009)
1st in Chicken - Hog Wild BBQ Competition, Emmetsburg, Iowa (2009)
3rd in Ribs - Smokefest, Marshall, Minnesota (2009)
10th in Brisket - Smokefest, Marshall, Minnesota (2009)
2nd Anything Butt - Smokefest, Marshall, Minnesota (2009)

Sponsors: Davis' MarketPlace, Waterville, MN
Worth Brewing Company, Northwood, IA


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