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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Year Started: 2005

The Swamp Pit name comes from a friendly little group of campers started back in the 80's called Swamp. In the beginning Swamp was just a cool name for this group of friends. Over the years these gatherings took on more rituals then a Freemasons meeting. What never changed though was the abundance of campfire food. Everything from fish on a hot rock to 20 lb turkeys in a stone oven were cooked at these gatherings. The five of us are all members of Swamp, now Scenic Waters And Mountain Peaks, so it seemed only fitting to call ourselves the Swamp BBQ Pit or The Swamp Pit.
We started in 2005, we have done a couple of comps each year (luckily with walks :D), but are hoping to do several more this year. We are always willing to help/mentor anyone that is interested. We have had several walks in our first two years and hope to have more. Most of the events we do are KCBS sanctioned, but we also do a few non-sanctioned events. This is the place to party if your looking to have a good time and learn how to compete then give us a holler. Having fun is a must...unless it's turn in time...lol.

Hometown: Wantagh
State: NY
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 12

Biggest Wins:
RGC, Battle of the BBQ Brethren 2011
Raystown Beach, PA BBQ@The Beach
Holtsville, NY Battle of the BBQ Brethren
Sayville,NY Battle of the BBQ Brethren

Sponsors: Huntingdon Customs


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