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MA & PA'S KETTLE

Year Started: 2007
Members:
PETE GRASZER
LINDA GRASZER

Both Ma and Pa are KCBS Certified Judges.
Ma's the rub and sauce expert and Pa's the process guy. We're co-dependent and proud of it! Though we love to compete, we only manage a few comp's per year ($$$).
We smoke on WSM's, two 22" and two 18".

Side Note: Check out page 153 in the new KCBS Cookbook - that's from us!

Hometown: We rock our chairs in Wauconda
State: IL
Country: US


Most wins in a year: See below...

Biggest Wins: KCBS Sanctioned:
We've competed in 14 Contests and received calls in 11 of them.

2014 - 2nd Place Pork (of all things) - Sam's Club, Madison, WI.

2013 - 1st Place Chicken, 1st Place Ribs - Sam's Club, Madison, WI.

2012 - 3rd Place Ribs, 10th Place Chicken - Barn Burner, Libertyville, IL.

2011 - 9th Place Chicken - Barn Burner, Libertyville, IL.

2010 - 6th Place Chicken, 8th Place Pork, - Barn Burner, Libertyville, IL. (9th Place Overall)
2010 - 10th Place Ribs - Fun in the Sun on Hwy 51, Westfield, Wi.
2010 - 2nd Place Ribs - IL. State Championship, Shannon IL. (9th Place Overall)
2010 - 5th Place Pork - Dells BBQ Bash, Wi. Dells

2009 - 9th Place Brisket - IL. State Championship, Shannon, IL.

2008 - 2nd Place Chicken - Barn Burner, Libertyville, IL.
2008 - 5th Place Ribs, 7th Place Chicken - Zoo-B-Que, Racine, WI.


Non-Sanctioned:
We've competed in 18 contests and received calls in 15 of them.

2014 - 3rd place Chicken, 3rd Place Pork - Winter Burn-Off, Des Plaines, IL.

2013 - GRAND CHAMPION / 1st Place Pork - Winter Burn-Off, Des Plaines, IL.

2012 - GRAND CHAMPION / 1st Place Ribs, 1st Place Beef - Blues, Brews & BBQ, McHenry, IL.
2012 - Reserve Grand Champion - Winter Burn-Off, Des Plaines, IL.

2011 - GRAND CHAMPION / 1st Place Ribs - Railside Bar - Special Olympics Benefit, Nelson, IL.
2011 - 1st Place Chicken, 2nd Place Ribs (3rd Overall) - Bjorkman's CMN Cookoff, McHenry, IL.
2011 - 3rd Place Pork - Winter Burn-off, Des Plaines, IL.

2010 - GRAND CHAMPION / 1st Place Ribs - Railside Bar - Special Olympics Benefit, Nelson, IL.
2010 - GRAND CHAMPION / 1st Place Ribs, 2nd Place Chicken - Bjorkman's CMN Cook-off, McHenry, IL.
2010 - 3rd Place Pork - Winter Burn-off, Des Plaines, IL.

2009 - 2nd Place Ribs - JDRF, Wilmette, IL.
2009 - 1st Place BBQ Sauce - Fresh Meat Market, Bartlett, IL.
2009 - 1st Place Pork - Milk Days, Harvard, IL.

2008 - 1st Place Chicken, 1st Place Overall - JDRF, Wilmette, IL.

2007 - 3rd Place Chicken - Bjorkman's CMN Cook-off, McHenry, IL.

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