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.
  • 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: 2005

Team Bio:
2011 KCBS RANKINGS; 557 / 5533 TOP 10% Chicken 621 / 5467 Top 11% RIVS 632 / 5504 Top 11% Pork 802 / 5466 Top 14% Brisket 763 / 5439 Top 14% Got a gun, got a dog, shot some pheasant. Then I got a WSM to cook said pheasant and away I went

Hometown: Carol Stream
State/Province: IL
Country: US

Most wins in a year: Wins or Calls? LOL STILL LOOKING!

Biggest Wins: 2012 - Not a lot of cooking, working on firearm training and ammo costs $$$ 2012 Poor-Que, Montello Wi 13/45 Overall 10/45- chicken 33/45-rivs 7/45-pork 14/45-brisket 2012 UP Hog Wild, Kingsford Mi 16/29 Overall 10/29-chicken 23/29-Rivs 11/29-Pork 13/29-Brisket ***180 PERFECT SCORE - DESSERT*** 2011-WINTER BURN-Des Plaines Il *Non santioned event* Followed KCBS Rules and was judged by KCBS cooks 5th Place OVERALL out of 18 2nd in Pork Tenderloin RED, WHITE & BBQ - WESTMONT IL 15/61 OVERALL 39/61 - CHICKEN 17/61 - RIVS 28/61 - PORK 11/61 - BRISKET SAMS CLUB QUALIFIER-EVERGREEN PARK IL 3/30 OVERALL 16/30 - CHICKEN 3/30 - RIVS 5/30 - PORK 6/30 - BRISKET 7TH ANNUAL U.P. HOG WILD - KINGSFORD MI 5/25 OVERALL 2/25 - CHICKEN 11/25 - RIVS 6/25 - PORK 13/25 - BRISKET BARN BURNER BAR-B-Q - LIBERTYVILLE, IL 19/57 OVERALL 7/57 - CHICKEN 14/57 - RIVS 39/57 - PORK 28/57 - BRISKET

Sponsors: They don't know it, but they DO sponcer me; Smirnoff Vodka, Kahula, Deans 1/2 & 1/2 Donkin Donuts coffee, Jewel Club soda, Stirrings Bloody mix, Maytag Blue Cheese, Buffalo Trace bourbon, Evan Williams bourbon, Sweet Lucy bourbon, Tenn moonshine, Chicago Ice etc, etc, etc!


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