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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  • 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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Year Started: 2006

Swiggin' Pig came to fruition in August 2006 with their first contest in Nashville, TN at the Opryland Hotel.. First award that day was 10th Place Chicken and it went to Swiggin' Pig. Pitmaster, Barry Johnson, was hooked and has competed in many competitions all over the country since that day winning a few Grands and Reserve Grands along the way. Barry's Dad, Mike, is always around to help (or read a good book) along with Riley, the lovable golden retriever who receives much attention and petting at the competitions. Barry also has many family and friends who visit him at the competitions and pitch into help where needed. His favorite helper is his 4-year old daughter, Brooke, who was at that first competition in 2006 in her Mommy's tummy. She loves Daddy's BBQ (with no sauce) and is nick named "Swiggin' Piglet".

Hometown: Nashville
State: TN
Country: US

Most wins in a year: Still waiting on the big one but getting closer

Biggest Wins: It still has to be the first one in Murray, KY

Sponsors: We are currently seeking sponsorship opportunities.

Website: http://www.swigginpig.com


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