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"
  • Access KCBS Preferred Rates at Choice Hotels
  • 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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KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2010

Lynn is a retired US Marine with 22 years 10 days service in the US Marine Corps
and 5 years teaching the US Army Engineers. Lynn is currently retired and making and selling 55 gal drum type, not so ugly drum smokers in Dover, Tn. Married to his beautiful wife Bertha 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 yours, along with all our friends and our food. Simplemansmokers@gmail.com or yahoo.com

Hometown: Born in Dover, Tn. Grew up in Granite City,IL Lived Around the world currently lives in Dover Tn..
State: IL
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: US Army Ft. Leonard Wood, Explosive Engineers 1st Annual Bar-B-Que Cook-off
1st place Ribs 2nd place Chicken 2nd pork
Grand Champion, 1st overall. 2013

Sponsors: searching for sponsors,
Simplemansmokers Makes and sells 55 Gal.
Ugly Drum Smokers from Dover, Tn.
Also is an Authorized Dealer for Pitmaster IQ Temp controllers in Tennessee.

Website: http://no website yet just email to simplemansmokers@yahoo.com


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