Hector's Smoke House - Melbourne BBQ Festival 2016
The second annual Melbourne Barbecue Festival takes place on the 6th of February, where American style low and slow barbecue is celebrated in all its smoky glory. The event hosts a competition between BBQ teams fighting it out for top spot in a number of categories.
One individual who has a self-confessed BBQ obsession is Dave Hunt of Hector’s Smoke House. Since 2012 when Dave was “bitten by the BBQ bug” he has gain extensive knowledge and experience with cooking low and slow style barbecue. With a Yoder Smokers Pellet Grill, Stumps Smokers Gravity Fed BBQ, a 23” Ultimate Komodo Kamado, a Primo XL Kamado and a Hibachi grill, Dave has kitted himself with some serious equipment.
Peter Bouchier is excited to be a sponsor for Hector’s Smoke House. The BBQ team will compete on the 6th February at the Melbourne Barbecue Festival. The Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) will be judging the competition and the winner will have the honour of representing Australia in the World Championships in America. Americans have mastered the art of low and slow BBQ so there will be some very tough competition there.
Dave and his team competed last year and were placed 3rd in Chicken, 4th in brisket and in the recent BBQ Battle at Warracknabeal finished 1st in Pork Ribs. Since then, the team have gained new skills, practice and confidence; they are definitely a team to watch at the festival this year. As well as competing at various BBQ events, Dave practices his skills and techniques at selected BBQ’s PLUS stores (which is another sponsor of his), where he does demonstrations using different barbecues and smokers. He also has some very lucky taste testers – his colleagues at his day-job, and his family.
Hector’s Smoke House will be cooking up pork and chicken cuts from Peter Bouchier which have been carefully selected and trimmed to the team’s specifications. Hector’s Smoke House will be using a secret mix of rubs and marinades on the day which they are hoping will drive them into first place at the competition.