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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KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2005

I am a wine maker by trade. Team members are my wife Cathy and son Brice and friend John Gaz. We are looking for are first win.

Hometown: Mulkeytown
State: IL
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: 4th place chicken King City Showdown 2007
6th place ribs Murphysboro IL 2009 11th overall
7th place ribs Steelville IL. 2009
8th place brisket 9th place ribs 10th place pork Salem IL. 2006
3rd place brisket 2010 rend lake
3rd place ribs 2010 Murphysboro

Sponsors: Pheasant Hollow Winery


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