KANSAS CITY BARBEQUE SOCIETY    
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    
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  • 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.
  • $6 mail-in-rebate on premium pit-smoked Whole or Sliced Beef Briskets from Sadler's Smokehouse.
  • $0.50 off TABASCO Chipotle or any pepper sauce flavor!
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Attendees at a KCBS event gather to watch professional barbeque teams prepare their entries.

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Barbeque lovers fill the streets of Lynchburg, Tenn., at the 2007 Jack Daniel’s Barbeque World Invitational.

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Select judges get a special treat by selecting the winner of the “I Know Jack About Grilling” competition at the Jack Daniel’s Barbeque World Invitational.

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Seven select teams try to prove that they know “Jack” about grilling at the 19th Annual Jack Daniels Barbeque World Invitational.

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Barbeque has become an international phenomenon, as competitors from Norway compete in last year’s Jack Daniel’s Barbeque World Invitational.

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KCBS team QN4U is one of hundreds of professional teams that compete on the KCBS circuit.

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Thousands of attendees gather at a recent KCBS event to taste great barbeque and learn tips from the pros.

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Southern Living BBQ on Tour chef Troy Black teaches attendees at a KCBS event how to cook competition-style ribs.

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Attendees at a KCBS event gather to watch a demo from the KCBS Great American BBQ Tour, which travels the country showing how backyard grillers can take lessons from the pros.

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2007 KCBS Team of the Year member Tuffy Stone of Cool Smoke keeps an eye on his ribs during a competition.

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Former KCBS Team of the Year member Mike Davis of Lotta Bull BBQ brushes sauce on his world-famous ribs.

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Table captains prepare the entries for judging at a KCBS competition.

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Millions of hungry barbeque lovers flock to nearly 300 KCBS events each year.

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KCBS certified judges take their seats in preparation of the judging process at a KCBS event.

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A KCBS professional cook prepares his pork for a competition.

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KCBS certified judges at the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue event in Lynchburg, TN.

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Two KCBS certified judges discuss their results.

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A KCBS certified judge tastes samples from competitors at the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational.

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A KCBS judge at the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational reviews submissions based on one of the four KCBS criteria: "appearance."

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