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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  • 20% off your total order from Sadler's Smokehouse online store.
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Year Started: 2010

The Smokehouse Mafia competition barbeque team cooked in its first KCBS contest in June 2010, in Tryon NC. Our main goal for that weekend was to turn in all four meats on time, which we did accomplish. At the awards ceremony we were pleasantly surprised to get called to the stage for 5th place chicken. We were hooked after that.

Like a lot of other teams The Smokehouse Mafia got started by helping another team compete in their first BBQ contest. After two contest helping, we decided we needed to do it our way, and our way is what we've been doing ever since. We found BBQ was a great way to be competive without having to run up and down a court, or get tackled by someone.

We have been fortunate to have checked most of the boxes on the standard BBQ bucket list. We have heard our name called last several times. We have competed in the American Royal Open and Invitational. The icing on the cake was being invited to compete at the Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue. We have begun rating our successes not by trophies or calls, but by the number of good times we have had. We have been truly blessed by BBQ! We have met some of the nicest people in the world, and are lucky to call them friends.

Hometown: Hickory
State: NC
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 4

Biggest Wins: Grand Champion,
SC Festival of Discovery, Greenwood SC

Mountain High BBQ & Music Festival, Franklin NC

Soiee't Relief, Greer NC

Sevierville Bloomin' BBQ and Bluegrass Festival, Sevierville, TN

Sponsors: Moore's Marinades,
Oakridge BBQ,
Atlanta BBQ Store


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