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:
Owls Nest BBQ is from Ooltewah, Tn., a small suburb of Chattanooga,Tn. located off I-75 at exit #11. The team consists of Steve Ray, owner of Steve Ray's Midnite Oil Service and Michelin Tires and by Dan Griess, the managing broker in Chattanooga for Crye-Leike Real Estate.

Hometown: Knoxville, Tn and Oak Ridge, Tn
State/Province: TN
Country: US

Most wins in a year: Two

Biggest Wins: 2014 Chattanooga Beast Feast 2014 Blue/Gray BBQ Competition in Chickamauga, Ga. 4th place chicken-Rotary Club BBQ-Knoxville, Tn. 2015 8th place chicken - National BBQ Cup Day 2. 9th place chicken-Maryville, Tn 2015 10th Place Chicken and Ribs- 2015 New Hope. Ala. 6th place overall - Calhoun Spring 2016 11th place overall - Roman Roast - Rome, GA.

Sponsors: Michelin Tires Steve Ray's Midnite Oil

Website: midnitetires.com or facebook.com/owlsnestbbq


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