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Low & Slow 101 ACT Masterclass


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Date: October 26

Time: 10:00 am – 03:00 pm


Isabella Drive, Gilmore ACT 2905                                                   


This is Pitmaster Steve Hellyer’s first Masterclass in the nations capital. Come along and show him how our Low n Slow movement is growing.

It’s time to relax in an awesome atmosphere with one of the best in the business. Don’t waste money learning how to cook inedible competition BBQ, join Pitmaster Steve at the new location of 4 Hearts Brewery as we cook some of the most mouth watering BBQ you will ever taste! Of course, a selection of rubs will be available to purchase on the day.

Your host, Steve Hellyer is a long time Pitmaster, having learnt the art of smoking meat long before the ‘craze’ hit Australia and amongst one of the pioneers of the Australian Low & Slow BBQ movement, also creating and running one of the countries largest online Low & Slow communities. After being mentored by Australian based native Texans, Steve moved on from cooking recreationally to begin running his own very successful BBQ catering business and food truck, earning himself many accolades for his slow smoked meats.

Having cooked for quite literally tens of thousands over 5 years at both small and some of the largest festivals in the country, Steve decided a quieter life was for him so he retired the truck and retired the commercial smoker in lieu of cooking recreationally. Steve now loves passing on the many, many years of smoking experience he holds to keen enthusiasts. You will find Steve knowledgable in all aspects of smoking tender, succulent meats.

Tickets are $95 excluding the booking fee.

No difference in tickets here, one price. You’re welcome to arrive the night before (at 10pm) and even bring a swag if you would like to cook the long haul with Steve.

Here is just a short taste of what is included in our Low & Slow BBQ’ers 101 BACKYARD BBQ SHINDIG class.

This class is designed for both the beginner and advanced pitmaster, learning everything from wood and pit selection to sides and even burgers! You’ll be sure to impress from the get-go after having taken this course! You will also receive a copy of our Pitmaster notes afterwards which includes all cook notes along with some recipes and your temps and times to help with future cooks.

The class will be covering a range of beginner and intermediate type meats to give you that perfect, melt in your mouth result, every time for both friends and family alike.

The course covers detailed instruction on:

  • Beef Short Ribs
  • Sides
  • Brisket
  • Pulled Pork
  • Hot & Fast cheese melt USA burgers
  • Reverse Seared Rib Eye
  • Rubs & Sauces
  • Smoker selection and differences
  • Wood selection

Throughout the day you’ll also be treated to succulent chicken wings and extraordinary smoked links, our pitmasters special candied bacon Mac & Cheese and of course the massive meat platter at the end, complete with the king of smoked meats, THE BRISKET!

Our talented pitmaster will not only share the basics and fundamentals of how to slow smoke your chosen cut to perfection, but also run through the fundamentals of most types of smoker BBQ’s.

During the class you will be able to snack on what’s being cooked and at the end of the class you will be able to sink your teeth into an enourmous smoked meat platter, cooked by our multi award winning pitmaster, Steve Hellyer, former owner and long time pitmaster of Bella BBQ.

The course is priced to be affordable for the ‘average joe (or jill)’ and affordable enough for you to bring a mate along too!

Ticket numbers for our first class are strictly limited and payment is required to secure your spot. 

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