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:
BBQ Enthusiast from a young age, Tom started out smoking on a webber kettle, and shortly moved to the ECB, Learning that was a mistake, he moved up to some quality gear, After friends and family had enjoyed his BBQ, He decided he needed to do more, and start competing. Tom asked his friend Paul who was locally known for making great sauces to join up and start a BBQ competition team. The duo joined their first competition in creskill NJ, They had prepaired, made sauces, made rubs, and headed out to Red White And QUE. They had a real rough start,, Scoring near the bottom of the list, and listening to the friendly competitors wisdom tips, and tricks, They moved on. Their 2nd competition ever, The NYC BBQ Cook off, with a little bit of competition knowledge, the two placed near the middle of the pack with a 6th place in ribs, and tied for 11th place in pork, they were making progress. Life got in the way, Catering, friends weddings, and more, they missed out for a couple years only competing 2 or 3 times. in 2018 back at the NYC bbq cook off against some fierce competitors, Hocus Smokus once again ended near the bottom of the pack. This put them in a new, more serious, competition focused mind set, 2018 will be a year with more competitions and more focus on BBQ.

Hometown: Sloatsburg
State/Province: NY
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: 6th place in Ribs at NYC BBQ Cook off 2017

Sponsors: Brookside Tavern

Website: https://www.facebook.com/hocussmokusbbqteam


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