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: 2008

Team Bio:
Founded by Charlie Laughon and David McMillan. Fatt Ashes BBQ, is a professional competition BBQ team based in Lakeland FL. The team began competing in January of 2008 with its first backyard competition at the Lakeland Pig Fest, one of the largest amateur contests in the southeast. Three short years later with a box full of trophies and a Grand Championship under our belts, we decided it was time to begin our pro career. We are looking forward to great things in our first year competing as a professional team. Visit our website for our Schedule & Results. We love meeting people who share the same enthusiasm about BBQ as we do. Drop by at one of our upcoming events and say hello! We would enjoy the chance to talk a little BBQ shop with you.

Hometown: Lakeland
State/Province: FL
Country: US

Most wins in a year: First Year Pro.

Biggest Wins: Backyard - Grand Champs 2011 Lakeland Pigfest. PRO - RGC 2011 Plant City Pig Jam. PRO - GC (FBA) 2011 Mulberry Fine Swine at the Pit.

Sponsors: FEIN ENERGY. Smoke On Wheels - BBQ Marinades/Injections. HIGHLAND HOMES - Lakeland, FL. DF Roofing - Lakeland, FL.

Website: http://www.fattashesbbq.com


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