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: 2012

Our family was looking at throwing a 80th birthday party for my grandma and wanted to do pulled pork. I told my dad I would go buy a smoker I seen for sale for cheap and let?s give it a shot. After a few trial errors with different items we decided on a recipe and it went great. Since then I have been doing R&D on ribs, brisket, chicken and pork, and wow it has been an adventure.

I decided it was fun cooking for family and friends but how do you really know it is any good until you start doing competitions? So I set out to find one and with a month to go I thought I can't just use a bottled bbq sauce or someone else?s rub recipe. Setting out to find something unique and what really set the bar high I finally got my main sauce and rub together. And frankly it keeps getting better and better with time and fine changes!

Ladies and Gentleman of the circuit, I am hungry and I will be coming to get a piece of the GC.

Hometown: La Crosse
State: WI
Country: US

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Biggest Wins: 3rd place Ribs-La Crosse, WI.



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