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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To add or change your team name, please email sphelps@kcbs.us or call the KCBS office at 1-800-963-5227.

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KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2015

Hometown: Ovid
State/Province: MI
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: 2015 Dark Horse Brewery spring smoke off 5th in ribs and 9th overall, Bannister BBQ competition 1st in chicken, Ortonville Creek Fest 5th in ribs, Chelsea Smoke and Ale Festival 3rd in Ribs 4th in Chicken, 4th in Brisket, 4th in Pork, and Overall Grand Champion. 2016: GLBBQA Spring Fling 12th in Ribs Darkhorse Brewery Spring Smoke-Off 2nd in Pork, 5th in Brisket, 9th in Ribs, Overall 4th Durand Railroad Days 3rd in Ribs Bannister BBQ Competition 1st in Ribs, 2nd in Pork, 2nd in Chicken overall Grand Champion

Sponsors: Tillman's BBQ Rockstar Graphix Brix Soda Co.


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