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: 2015

Team Bio:
MATT KERN EMILY HERBETTE ADAM MILLER RYAN HAYSTINGS Our story started back in October of 2014, that is where Mark and I had met. There I was just starting out in a new job. My co-worker Mark from Arkansas comes into my office with a plate of ribs and says do you like BBQ? I said well of course I do.....he looked at me funny seeing how I was from the northeast. Some time had past maybe a month or so and I said to myself well time to repay the favor. So I brought my version of BBQ in and said Mark would you like to try some ribs? He looked at me kind of funny seeing how I was guy from the northeast. Well needless to say it was all over from there. We continued to play the game of ok I need to one up the guy. After a while we decided we should just work together, and from that Backyard Smokers was born.

Hometown: New London
State/Province: CT
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: 1st place people's choice Mohegan Sun BBQ Fest 2015 1st place people's choice Mohegan Sun BBQ Fest 2016 2nd place wing competion Mohegan Sun BBQ Fest 2016


Website: https://m.facebook.com/Backyard-Smokers-1605326959725469/?ref=bookmarks


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