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: 2009

A passion creates a hobby.
A hobby generates a business.
A business established for retirement.
A retirement fostered for the next chapter of life.

I began my railroad career at the tender age of 18. After four plus decades of railroading it was now time for retirement and the push forward to construct the next chapter of life's journey.

With a four-decade hobby and passion for barbecuing, my business card say's grill master. The hobby generates a company named Krustyz LLC.

Krustyz LLC is a Minnesota based bbq sauce company. Dedicated to marketing premium crafted bbq sauces and seasonings. With great passion, Krustyz created all the recipes which are produced in small 30 gal batches for the sauce and 50 lbs. batches for the all-purpose rub. Controlling the quality and consistency of these premium crafted products.

Hometown: Apple Valley
State: MN
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: Clawing my way to the top!

Biggest win thus far, 2010 BIB Albert Lea, Mn. 2nd place desert, perfect score of 180!

NBBQN - 2015 Rub of Honors, Krustyz All - Purpose Rub - 3rd place Chicken, 6th Place Pork, 8th place Beef

NBBQN 2017 Sauce of Honors - Krustyz Original BBQ Sauce - 8th Place Beef

Sponsors: Krustyz LLC

Website: www.krustyz.bbq.com


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