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.
  • 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

True Smoke BBQ

Year Started: 2013

Mike took an interest to smoking meat back in early 2010.With his first smoker he purchased, he cooked the dinner for their wedding in October of that year. He's been hooked ever since. Mike owns America's Best Cleaning & Restoration Services in Minnesota and Wisconsin. His wife Brenda is the GM for the company so they work and play together. One team member you're sure to see at competitions is their daughter Faith.She's known now as "The girl with the purple hair". Beginning in 2014 the team decided to broaden their horizons. They now compete in the tri state area of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.

Hometown: Oronoco
State: MN
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 18 and counting

Biggest Wins: 2014- 3rd place overall at Frost Busters, 5th place Chicken at Minnesota in May, 7th Place Ribs at Smokin' in Steele. 2nd Place Ribs at Med City BBQ. Grand Champion for Turkey at the Smokin' Gobbler in Worthington, People Choice Ribs in Denison, Iowa along with 2nd Place Pork Ribs, 4th Place Brisket and 10th Place pork. First Place Brisket with a 180 Marshalltown, IA getting us 3rd Place overall.

Sponsors: America's Best Cleaning & Restoration Services


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