Meet the Pitmaster

Blane Hunter (AKA Mr. Porky Butts) grew up barbecuing in south Texas from a very young age. He was tending fires and checking temps as soon as he could help with his dad’s passion for the magic that happens in the world of “low and slow” pit smoking. With over a 27 years of experience combined with a Culinary education from Johnson and Wales and FVTC culinary schools Blane started competing professionally in the world of BBQ in 2013. In the five short years that followed he has accumulated one of the most impressive resumes on the BBQ circuit across America.

blane of porky butts bbq accepts check for american royal world series of bbq
blane and his family accepting a grand champ bbq award
blane and another man posing in front of the porky butts bbq sign

Proof we’re
the best!

Over 130 competitions and counting

85 top 10 finishes

22 Grand Championships in 9 different states

7 Reserve Grand Championships

2016 KCBS National Grand Champion – Team of the Year

2016 KCBS National Ribs Champion

2017 American Royal Open World Champion

2017 American Royal Open Brisket Champion

2017 King of the Smoker Grand Champion

2017 King of the Smoker Brisket Champion

Multiple KCBS “700’s”

Multiple KCBS “180’s”

Multiple KCBS “Perfect – Perfect” Scores in Chicken, Ribs, Brisket and Pork

Pro Member of National BBQ League – NBBQL

“All I ever wanted to do is serve great BBQ to BBQ lovers across this great country that has given me the opportunity to persue my dream.”

-Blane Hunter