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: 2014

Team Bio:
We've played at BBQ for over 30 years, starting with a tiny little bullet smoker, then moving up to a Char-grill stick burner - have gone through several of these, before buying a couple larger heavier stick burners. Terry and his twin brother built a brick smoker on their father's property and we still use that from time to time, especially around the holidays. We have cooked BBQ for people for as long as we've had smokers. We've also helped raise close to $30K in two separate benefits along with a couple who also smoke for fun. We became KCBS members in 2014, became certified judges, and started competing backyard the following year. Our team is completed by Nancy Goehle and James Kelley.

Hometown: Walhalla
State/Province: SC
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 2

Biggest Wins: Backyard :2015 3rd Place Chicken Mountain High BBQ Festival in Franklin, NC and 3rd Place Chicken at the Inagural Sip & Swine BBQ Festival in Lawrenceville, Ga.



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