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Emily Detwiler

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Tailgate Guys BBQ Show, Episode 127: Emily Detwiler, Nick Davis

Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast

It’s been far too long since we visited with Kansas City Barbeque Society CEO Emily Detwiler. We correct that on Episode 127 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast, with Emily giving us her thoughts on the first two years into her run as CEO of the world’s largest BBQ organization. She discusses what it’s been like dealing with a pandemic, plans for continuing education for judges and the new competition pork rule for 2022, which does away with a minimum starting weight. This week’s other guest has a desire to help newcomers to competition BBQ and is doing so by starting a new contest this fall, for backyard cooks. Nick Davis of Oklahoma’s Double Barrel BBQ tells us why it’s important for him to grow the sport while also raising funds for a worthy cause that is personal to him. Co-hosts Lyndal and Steve talk about their latest cooking adventures and weigh in on The Field of Dreams baseball game in rural Iowa. Home run or foul ball? They discuss. Thanks to our sponsor/marketing partners who make our show possible: Blues Hog BBQ Sauce, Royal Oak Charcoal, The Butcher Shoppe, Iowa BBQ Store, Affordable Income Tax & Payroll, DDR Fabrication, Arkassippi Smoke Live and The Arkassippi Combo, Vietti Marketing, In the Garden of Eden and The BBQ League. Special thanks to Marty “Sign Man” Prather and Domino’s Pizza, an “Official American Royal World Series of BBQ” sponsor of our team. Have a great BBQ Week! #SmokeEmIfYouGotEm


18 Aug 2021

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KCBS update with CEO Emily Detwiler and President Rick Wagner

The Pitmaster's Podcast

On the pod this week we have KCBS Emily Detwiler and President Rick Wagner.  We chat about all the things KCBS has going on and what the future holds for this organization that is celebrating its 35 year anniversary! So download where ever you get your podcasts.

1hr 17mins

22 Apr 2021

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04/09/21 - "KCBS" Emily Detwiler & Rick Wagner

Pitmaster, an Old Virginia Smoke Podcast

A special Friday episode for you this week, as we talk with KCBS CEO, Emily Detwiler, and KCBS Board President, Rick Wagner. We discussed many exciting developments for KCBS in 2021 and beyond. Please enjoy! 


9 Apr 2021

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Emily Detwiler is the CEO of the international BBQ organization Kansas City Barbecue Society.  The KCBS has over 20,000 members and is the last word in competitive BBQ, everywhere.  Also on the show, some ideas about smoking turkeys for the holidays.


19 Nov 2020

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Baseball and BBQ Episode #72: Shoeless Joe Jackson historian, Mike Nola and KCBS CEO, Emily Detwiler

Baseball and BBQ

Fascinating conversations with wonderful guests. Mike Nola is the official historian of the Shoeless Joe Jackson's Virtual Hall of Fame, http://www.blackbetsy.com/shoeless.html and we had the pleasure of learning a great amount on one of the biggest known names in baseball history. We were joined by our friend Gary Mack from Mets Musings and The Baseball Talk Radio Show as we all got the chance to learn the truth about one of the game's legendary characters where facts and myths are often confused. Mike tells it like it is or rather like it was and he is a great source for information on Jackson's fascinating history which even included owning a barbecue restaurant. Emily Detwiler is the CEO of the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) https://www.kcbs.us/ and as she was happy to point out, is a proud baseball mom coming from a family extremely involved in the game as her son, husband, and brother-in-law are all involved in baseball. Her  love of baseball and barbecue makes her a very special guest as we discussed both topics.  Enjoy learning about a great society dedicated to barbecue and the person leading it through this extremely difficult time.   We once again conclude the show with the beautiful song, "Baseball Always Brings You Home" from Dave Dresser and Shel Krakofsky.Don't forget to go to http://www.baseballbbq.com for grill tools and clothing for barbecue and baseball fans.Please know how much we appreciate our listeners.  We hope that all of you are staying safe.If you would like to contact the show, we would love to hear from you.Call the show - (516) 855-8214Email - baseballandbbq@gmail.comFacebook - Baseball and BBQTwitter - @baseballandbbqInstagram - baseballandbarbecueYouTube - baseball and bbqWebsite - https://www.baseballandbbq.weebly.comRate and Review us.

1hr 43mins

17 Oct 2020

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Emily Detwiler CEO of KCBS

The Pitmaster's Podcast

We talk with Kansas City Barbecue Society CEO Emily Detwiler about the current state of KCBS concerning the COVID outbreak.  We also talk with her about judging, the future of KCBS, what they are doing to for back yard comps, and more.  

1hr 13mins

9 Jul 2020

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Episode 11 - Emily Detwiler

All That for 6 Pieces BBQ Show

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Would you like to hear straight from the KCBS CEO their thoughts on the state of BBQ with all that is going on??? Here is your chance. We sit down with Emily Aerisolphal Detwiler to discuss all things BBQ and take a deep dive in to the current status of the KCBS and the future for competition BBQ in 2020 and beyond!!! (Excuse the audio at the end, the connection got a tad sketchy)  


18 May 2020

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Emily Detwiler's leadership in barbecue


Looking back at her education and the formative years she spent working at Smithfield Foods, Emily Detwiler was ready for her most recent career change when opportunity knocked. Initially she stepped away from her role as the director of fresh pork marketing for Smithfield Foods to avoid uprooting her family from Kansas City and relocating to Virginia with Smithfield. As it turned out, it was the work she did with the pork company that led her to her next move this past August, when she assumed the newly created role of chief executive officer of the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). It was a logical progression for Detwiler’s career and in this week’s MEAT+POULTRYPodcast she discusses how her education in marketing led her to work in the food industry, and then with Smithfield, where she claims she came in knowing a lot about marketing and a little about meat. During her stint of about four years with Smithfield, Detwiler immersed herself in the smoke and fire world of competition barbecue and positioned Smithfield as one of the industry’s most committed processors supporting and promoting the increasingly popular culture and cuisine that is American barbecue. She spent years around some of the biggest names in the competitive barbecue circuit during her unique journey that helped her land her dream job with KCBS. She learned plenty from barbecue icons like Tuffy Stone and Chris Lilly during her journey. Establishing relationships with these well-known influencers and others in the barbecue world provided her with credibility and in hindsight, prepared her for leading KCBS today and into the future. As a supplement to this podcast, MEAT+POULTRY’s annual Barbecue Report, publishing in June, will include a more in-depth profile of Detwiler and how the past 10 months in her new role have been everything she expected and more, especially given the challenges created by the recent coronavirus pandemic.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/meatpoultry-podcast/message


8 May 2020

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SPECIAL EDITION with Emily Detwiler CEO of KCBS episode022

Butcher BBQ Podcast

I felt the BBQ community wanted information about what KCBS is doing for the coronaviris pandemic. Also where to get new updated information as it becomes available from them.


16 Mar 2020

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I have No Shot At The BBQ Hall of Fame. Emily Detwiler Recaps KCBS 2019

The BBQ Central Show

(January 21, 2019 - Hour Two)Moving to the 2nd hour, I will be joined by the BBQ editor for Texas Monthly Magazine, Daniel Vaughn. We will take a look back at some big Texas food events of 2019, what he expects to see from Texas BBQ in 2020 and we will also talk about a few odd items that include a $75 baked potato and a "smoked" impossible burger. Could this be MY year for the BBQ Hall of Fame?? Daniel might have a take on that as well.Coming out of the bullpen tonight is the CEO of the Kansas City Barbecue Society, Emily Detwiler. Plenty has been going on, and not all of it has been positive recently, so tonight we will try to put somethings to bed, take a peek at the first quarter of 2020 and get a recap of this past weekend's 2019 KCBS banquet.BBQ Central Show Sponsors!The BBQ GuruBig Poppa SmokersSmithfieldButchers BBQGreen Mountain GrillsCookin PelletsFireboardSouthside Market & Barbecue - 10% off with code "bbqcentral"Smoke Sheet Newsletter - Sign Up HereThe Pit Barrel Cooker

1hr 1min

23 Jan 2020