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"
  • Save $5 when you buy 3 bags of Adirondack Grilling Pellets
  • Access KCBS Preferred Rates at Choice Hotels
  • 10% off all Creekstone Farms® products
  • 10% off any ICEHOLE Cooler or the option to customize your ICEHOLE Cooler with your team or KCBS logo for $50.00.
  • 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.
  • $6 mail-in-rebate on premium pit-smoked Whole or Sliced Beef Briskets from Sadler's Smokehouse.
  • $0.50 off TABASCO Chipotle or any pepper sauce flavor!
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KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2009

Pitmaster, Mister Bob, an avid backyard BBQer for more than 30 years, finally joined the KCBS and started competing in 2009. The original Hogs were Bob, Rich Curtis, Nick Giglioli and Jeremy Jacobus. They didn't do a lot of winning back then, but they could drink most teams under the table and have a great time in the process. The new Hogs are Mister Bob and his wife Donna, Danielle and Andrew (Drew) Gollenberg (daughter and Son-in-Law), Erik Sarno and Leah Pringle (Son and his girlfriend). It's become a real family affair! To us, the show, the fun and the comaraderie are as important as the 'que. And the 'que is VERY important. We're doing pretty well these days, with a Grand Championship right on the horizon. Come catch the show and cheer us on!

Hometown: Scituate
State: RI
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: 2nd place Ribs - Rock N Ribfest 2012
2nd place Brisket - Hudson Valley Ribfest 2010
2nd place Chicken - Hudson Valley Ribfest 2012
4th place Chicken - Hudson Valley Ribfest 2010
4th place Chicken - Harvard Fall Festival 2010
6th place Ribs - Rock N Ribfest 2010
7th place Pork - Rock N Ribfest 2012
2nd place Chef's Choice - 'Que by the Sea 2009

Sponsors: Simply Marvelous BBQ Rubs
Just Leave the Bones BBQ Sauce

Website: http://TheHogBlog.com


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