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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  • 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: 2001

Rod & Sheri Gray, Pellet Envy, are the 2009 Kansas City Barbeque Society Team of the Year National Champions. They teach, promote and cater barbeque as America's cuisine. Rod and Sheri are extremely passionate about barbeque and outdoor cooking. Traveling nearly 40,000 miles and visiting 33 states in 2009, Pellet Envy competed in 34 events across the country and were awarded nine Grand Champions and three Reserve Grand Champions during the season. Over 7,000 teams competed in KCBS sanctioned events in that year. How does a team follow up a successful year like 2009? By winning seven more events and being award Reserve Grand Champion six times to be the runner up KCBS Team of the Year in 2010.

Rod and Sheri have competed in over 400 events all across the country in the last fifteen years. In 2008 and again in 2009, Pellet Envy won more championships than any other team. They are also the only team to receive awards in all five team of the year categories both of those years. They gone on to compete and win four episodes on Destination America's BBQ Pitmasters, being crowned the Kingsford BBQ Pitmasters Champions in 2013 and have amassed 58 Grand Champion wins in that time.

Hometown: Kansas City, USA - home to the best bbq in the world!
State: KS
Country: US

Most wins in a year: Nine grand championships plus three reserve grand champions in 2009

Biggest Wins: 2003 Heat'in Up the Bay, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
2006 World Pork Expo, Des Moines, Iowa
2006 Great American Barbeque Invitational, Kansas City
2007 Smoke On The Water BBQ Championship, Pine Bluff, Arkansas
2007 Two perfect scores in the Pork Ribs category
2007 Kansas City Barbeque Society Pork Rib Category Team of the Year
2008 Perfect score in the Brisket category
2008 Smoke On The Water BBQ Championship, Hot Springs, Arkansas
2009 Plant City Pig Festival, Plant City, Florida
2009 Tempe Brew N BBQ, Tempe, AZ
2009 KCBS Brisket Team of the Year
2009 KCBS National Champions
2010 US Barbecue Championship, Little Rock, AR
2011 Great Lenexa BBQ Battle, Lenexa, KS
2012 BBQ Pitrmasters
2013 BBQ Pitmasters X 3
2015 Great Lenexa BBQ Battle

Sponsors: YETI Coolers
Kansas City BBQ Store

Website: http://www.pelletenvy.com


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