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: 2009

Team Bio:
Bruce and Jeff began as judges in 2007. After a couple of seasons of eating the best BBQ around they decided to turn in coolers and plastic bags for smokers and clam shells. After some quality time with Chef Paul Kirk, things are looking up.

Hometown: Houston/Owatonna
State/Province: MN
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 4 in 2011

Biggest Wins: 6th place ribs, PorQue 2012 1st place chili, Big Island BBQ 2008 1st place People's Choice Blazing in Belmont 2011 4th place seafood Big Island BBQ 2009 4th place chicken Smoke Fest 2011 5th place People's Choice Big Island BBQ 2011 6th place seafood Big Island BBQ 2010 8th place chicken wings Big Island BBQ 2011 9th place chicken Big Island BBQ 2001 9th place sauce Big Island BBQ 2011

Sponsors: Langseth Enterprises, LLC.


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