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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Year Started: 2010

The Smokehouse Mafia, well were like family. Its one of those families that's hard to get into, and once your in its even harder to get out. The other members of our family are, Brian "The Brain" Thompson and Michael "The Earner" Eller.

Hometown: Hickory
State: NC
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 4

Biggest Wins: Grand Champion: Mountain High BBQ & Music Festival, Franklin NC; SC Festival of Discovery, Greenwood SC; Soieet Relief, Greer NC

Sponsors: Moore's Marinades, Oakridge BBQ, Royal Oak Charcoal, Mountain Properties of the High Country, located in Banner Elk NC www.mountainproperties-nc.com
Crescent Moon Cafe, Hickory NC, (828)322-1456


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