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:
I've always loved cooking and barbequing and eating barbeque. I started smoking with a propane vertical smoker then I purchased my Rec Tec pellet smoker and I was hooked. My oldest daughter Nicole competes with me. This year we upgraded to a Myron Mixon V33 Gravity Feed smoker, Rec Tec Mini and a 8.5'x20' Freedom Trailer.

Hometown: STAMFORD
State/Province: CT
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: ***3rd Place Chili - Stamford Charity Chili Cookoff 2016***6th place brisket-Smoke on the Water Barbecue Championship, Atlantic City, NJ***6th place brisket-Red, White & Que-Cresskill, NJ***9th place chicken, 10th place ribs-Sam's National BBQ Tour, South Windsor, CT***7th place overall, 9th place chicken, 7th place ribs, 9th place pork-New London's Best BBQ Chef Competition, New London, CT***6th place Chicken, 7th place Pork-Smokin' at the Ballpark, Old Orchard Beach, ME***10th place Chicken-Mohegan Sun BBQ Fest, Uncasville, CT***3rd place People's Choice, Smokin Hot Atlantic City BBQ, Atlantic City, NJ***11th place Chicken - Red, White & Que, Cresskill, NJ*** 10th place People's Choice, 12th place Chicken - Bears Smokehouse New England BBQ Championships, Hartford, CT ***4th Place Chili - Squantz Engine Co. Chill Cookoff 2015*** 4th Place Chili - Stamford Charity Chili Cookoff 2014***4th Place Chili - Stamford Charity Chili Cookoff 2014

Sponsors: Rec Tec Mike's Hot Honey Grill Grate Flame Boss Worksharp Bison Airlighter

Website: www.facebook.com/backdraftbarbq


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