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: 2013

Husband & wife team from Cleveland, GA that split the competition duties pretty evenly. Heather is a trained chef and helps put together flavor profiles while Richard tends the pit most contests. Richard has had to cook a few contests solo over the years since Heather organizes 2 contests in Georgia (Cornelia Apple Blossom BBQ & Brews and the Hillbilly Hog BBQ Throwdown in Cleveland). Heather did venture out and cook one close to home this year by herself and kicked butt too! Both decided that they are in it for fun together to counter the early disappointment in scores. Along the way, they've made some lifelong friends and love that their BBQ family continues to grow. Having stuck to mostly Georgia contests the first few years, Crimson Q plans to venture out of state several times in 2016 to see how they fare against other teams.

Hometown: Cleveland
State: GA
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 2015 had most top ten calls

Biggest Wins: Haven't won the big one yet, but have had a great year in 2015 with consistent top tens in several categories and their first 2 top 5 overall calls.

Sponsors: Springer Mountain Farms

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


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