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: 2013

Team Bio:
What started as a backyard passtime, became a full fledged passion and business. Our team started with a Weber Smoky Mountain 18.5" Smoker, and now consists of a WSM 18.5", WSM 22", and we are currently working on a trailer unit that we can not only compete with, but also use for catering. While I would like to have you all believe that I do this on my own, I cannot take all the credit. I compete with my brother-in-law, Justin. Without him, I wouldn't of been able to do as much as I have. We will continue to compete and make our BBQ some of the best in the area. Besides competing we also do some catering on the side. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at Howardpoole@hotmail.com, and don't forget: To be the best, sometimes you have to be a little PLUM CRAZY!!!!

Hometown: Needmore
State/Province: PA
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 1

Biggest Wins: Anything but category-1st place- pickin in the panhandle ribs-10th place- pickin in the panhandle



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