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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  • 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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Year Started: 2009

In 2002 Paul and I built our first and only Smoker.

The shell was made from a piece of scrap 3/8 inch steel that was over bent and then scraped, The name P&D's, well the P for Paul which did all of the welding and the D for Don (me) and I did the designing of the Smoker.

So P&D's BBQ was formed. We offer catering and started competing in 2009

In the spring of 2011 I give the Smoker a face lift which included wrapping the fire boxes with Stainless Steel and power coated the entire Smoker.

In the year of 2012 I changed our competition team name from P&D's BBQ to sssSMOKING. I still use P&D's BBQ for my catering events.

Please give us a click at www.ssssmoking.com and thank for looking.

Don Gum

Hometown: Verona
State: VA
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down, 2010
1st place Brisket
2nd Place Pork
12th place Ribs

Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down, 2011
1st Place Brisket


Website: http://www.ssssmoking.com


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