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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  • 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.
  • $6 mail-in-rebate on premium pit-smoked Whole or Sliced Beef Briskets from Sadler's Smokehouse.
  • $0.50 off TABASCO Chipotle or any pepper sauce flavor!
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Meet the KCBS Pros!
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KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2010

Lynn is a retired US Marine with 22 years 10 days service. Lynn currently teaches the US Army, Route Clearance Schools at Ft Leonard Wood, Mo. Married to his beautiful wife Bert and they have 4 daughters Crystal, Amanda, Lisa, Cassandra and one son Bud. Lynn and Bertha are both Certified BBQ Judges and enjoy the KCBS BBQ Competitions and the BBQ sprit. SimplemanSmokers will soon be a team to be aware of. We hope for good luck and good BBQ. May God bless our family and our friends and our food. Simplemansmokers@gmail.com

Hometown: Born in Dover, Tn. Grew up in Granite City,IL currently live in Dixon, Mo.
State: IL
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 1 so far for 2013

Biggest Wins: Grand Champion @ 1st Annual C.E.H.C. Cook-Off 2013 @ Ft Leonard Wood Mo.
1st place Ribs, 2 Second place finishes and 1st place overall

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