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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To add or change your team name, please email sphelps@kcbs.us or call the KCBS office at 1-800-963-5227.

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KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2017

Team members include:
John Battersby
Jason James
Jobst Elster
David Rubury
Jeff Crimm
Jeff Stewart

Hometown: Atlanta area
State: GA
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 1 GC, two 1st place, two 2nd place finishes

Biggest Wins: Grand Champion, Backyard, Pigs and Peaches 2017
1st place Peach Dessert (perfect score)
1st place Chicken (BY)
2nd place Ribs (BY)
2nd place Pork (BY)

Sip & Swine 2018, 3rd place chicken (BY)
Pigs & Peachers 2018: 3rd place chicken (BY); 3rd place ribs (BY)

Sponsors: The tutelage, infinite wisdom, and encouragement provided by our Team Southern Thunder/QUE U brothers is much appreciated.


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