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"
  • Access KCBS Preferred Rates at Choice Hotels
  • 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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Year Started: 2007

Grew up as a backyard BBQ cook and got couple years experience working in a BBQ restaurant . My work with the Government lead me to Kansas City and in my first year attended the American Royal BBQ and I was hooked. Became a certified Master BBQ judge and started competing in competition contest. I have now moved back to my home town of Tompkinsville, KY where I plan to continue cooking the best BBQ on planet earth.

Hometown: Tompkinsville
State: KY
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 1

Biggest Wins: 1st place Chicken, 1st place Brisket and 2nd place Ribs Russell Springs, KY Sept;2015. 2nd Place Peoples Choice Pork, 5th place Pork, Leavenworth KS Hog Wild West 2013.
5th place overall Liberty, MO 4th of July Fest 2012, 4th place Chicken, 4th place Ribs.
6th place Ribs Johnson County Fair 2010.
3rd place Ribs Brair Q contest 2008 NKC, MO.


Website: http://joe.april@yahoo.com


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