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
Russell James Phillips

Creating only quality Bar-B-Que using the humble tools of backyard kings. We compete once a year. Team Members are Jay Koski: Chicken, Ribs; Will Collins: Brisket, Shoulder; John House: Shoulder; Russell Phillips: Ribs, Brisket, Chicken

Hometown: Rochester
State: MN
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 0

Biggest Wins: When no one complains about our BBQ, which is every time we light the smokers. Past Points: 2009 - 74; 2010 - 68; 2011 - 136; 2012 - 72

Sponsors: Lost-to-BBQ Wives Club


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