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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Team Name and/or State/Province Abbreviation: MO, TN, etc.


KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2008

Team Bio:
2012 Comp list. 1. May, Smokin On The Lake. Mark Twain Lake, MO Grand Champ. 2. June, Muddy River BBQ Comp. Hannibal, MO 1st. in chicken, 5 over all 3. Sep, Smoke On The River. Quincy, IL 28th over all 4. Sep. Praise The Lard. Murphysboro, IL 10th in chicken, 4th in ribs, 32 over all

Hometown: Quincy
State/Province: IL
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: Grand @ Smokin On The Lake, Mark Twain Lake, MO 2112

Sponsors: Powder Coat Plus Inc., Oakridge BBQ, MBR, Midas Quincy, The Butcher Block Quincy, Weimelt Pluming,


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