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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  • 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 Da Smoke BBQ is a competition BBQ team started by two good friends with a love for BBQ. We had been attending several events the last couple of years as spectators, all the while BBQing in the back yard of course. Well spectatorship and the feeling that some of our Q was better than what we sampled made us come to the conclusion that we needed to try competition ourselves and low and behold here we are in 2009, our virgin year of competition Q.

Hometown: Stevens Point
State: WI
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 3

Biggest Wins: Took 5th place Ribs, and 6th place Pork at the Northstar Blues & BBQ competition in Deforest,WI on Aug. 7,8, 2009. This was our VERY FIRST competition. Took a 4th place Ribs at Fire and Fun on Hwy 51, in Westfield, WI on Aug. 21,22, 2009. This was only our SECOND competition ever.



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