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:
When JD McGee of South Paw BBQ and Brian Moriarty of Midnight Ramblers BBQ joined forces in 2009, Left Hand Smoke "Fire it up!" Competition BBQ team was born! In 2010 Left Hand Smoke was awarded Pacific Northwest BBQ Association Team of the Year and won 5 GC Qualifying events and was the Oregon draw for the Jack Daniels BBQ Championship Invitational. JD formed Wine Country Q in 2011 and was named PNWBA TOY. Current team members include Ty Staley, Bennett Moriarty and Michael Stevenson

State/Province: WA
Country: US

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Sponsors: US BBQ Supply Plowboy's Smoke on Wheels Big Green Egg/AES Distributors Butcher Shop Cafe

Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Left-Hand-Smoke/116187658462391


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