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: 2008

Tim has rounded out his team with his son, brother and nephew, all named Mike. Nah, that never gets confusing.

The Grim Reaper Smokers' objective is to bring some macabre humor and fun to The Battle of the BBQ Brethren competition held each year, the weekend before Halloween, where onsite grilling judging may be presented with a dramatic flair.

Hometown: Islip
State: NY
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 1

Biggest Wins: Battle of the BBQ Brethren, Sayville, NY
Best Decorated Site 2008, 2009!!!

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Hades Crematorium Services
"Where the ovens are as hot as Hell."

Sweeney Todds Chop Shop
"For all of your butchering needs"

Beelzebub's Custom Auto Painting
"Let us put a little soul in your car . . . in exchange for yours!"


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