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: 2009

Out of the Blue BBQ, a division of Out of the Blue Entertainment, was started as a family past-time in 2007-2008 and remains to date a successfull Competition BBQ and Catering Team. The Team Consists of my-self (Tim Mapel) my fiance Caitlin Hickmon and my parents Grant & Sherry Mapel. After discovering the fun, pleasure and comradery of the BBQ world, We where off to the shop to construct our first competition and catering rig. Our smoker was built by us. We start with the firebox at 2'x4'x2', atop the firebox is our 1.5'x3' flatgrill (griddle)heated directly form the FB. the FB compartment also features a 1'x2' charcoal/wood open grill. Our main Chamber is approx 3' dia by approx 5' long, includes 3 pull out shelves and one stationary shelf with custom Removable rib-racks giving us the capability of 263 racks in the smoker at one time. We finished our project off by adding on a 5'x4'x1.5' warmer with six shelves, heated by its own sepeparte firebox and capable of doubling as a additional smoker if needed.

So in a nutshell thats it....thats us! We are just looking to have a good time and meet new people doing something we all love.

By for now: Out of the Blue BBQ
"Were smokin the good stuff"

Hometown: Albion & Petersburg
State: NE
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 7 (non KCBS events)

Biggest Wins: -Reserve Champion "Bash in the Burg" 2010
Petersburg, NE
-1st Place Brisket "Bash in the Burg" 2010
Petersburg, NE
-Peoples Choice Champion "Bash in the Burg" 2010
Petersburg, NE
-Reserve Champion "Bash in the Burg" 2011
Petersburg, NE
-2nd Place Chicken "Chicken, Rods & Ribs" 2011
Norfolk, NE

Sponsors: Out of the Blue Entertainment
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Website: http://www.outoftheblueentertainmentnebraska.com


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