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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  • 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: 2010

Holy Smokes competition BBQ team has been cooking since 2010 - and that is quite a feat for a husband and wife team from Dublin, GA!

Together, Gary and Dionn Lanton travel all over the southeastern U.S. to do events. Gary's BBQ highlight this year was at a competition in Georgia, where he says, "We are in love with Moore's marinades and sauces! They are a big help to our success - especially the Moores Original Hickory Marinade, which we use in our Brisket injection. So far this BBQ Season we have cooked 2 competitions. One in Bainbridge Georgia, which is referred to as the Super Bowl of BBQ because the BEST teams from all over the US were there competing."

Gary and Dionn Lanton are hospitable southern natives who invite anyone to join them at competitions. They just welcomed a new baby boy into their family, who can often be found in photo opps and awards ceremonies with his proud Papa.

Hometown: Dublin
State: GA
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: Georgia BBQ Association Team of the Year

Sponsors: Moore's Marinade and Sauces

Grizzly Coolers

Baxter's Original Premium Smoker Wood

The BBQ Times

Website: http://www.holysmokesbbqteam.com


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