What sets Pig & Pilgrims apart from other charcoal BBQs is that the hand wheel lets you control the heat - and control the cook. Overcooked or underdone? Never again.
Here's how our BBQ builder Charlie gets the perfect cook on a steak every time using the Pig & Pilgrim hand wheel.
1. Make sure your steak is seasoned and kept at room temp before it goes anywhere near the grill. This ensures an even cook.
2. Light your charcoal and wait until the flames die down, leaving white hot coals.
3. Lower the Pig & Pilgrim hand wheel so the grill is close to the coals and get your steak on, to get a good sear and seal on the outside.
4. We turn now to the acronym JKF, coined by BBQ genius Jess Pryles. JKF = Just Keep Flipping. This keeps the juice inside the steak rather than letting it run away.
5. Once you've got a tasty sear, raise the grill using the hand wheel so your steaks cooks through at a lower temperature. JKF!
6. JKF! JKF! Cook til you reach your desired doneness (don't be too proud to use a meat thermometer - we do).
7. No need to remove your steak to rest; just raise the grill even higher using the hand wheel so it can rest away from the direct heat while staying warm.
Times and temps will vary depending on the size and cut of your steak and the heat of your coals, but these are the basics.
Cooking on the charcoal with the Pig & Pilgrim is easier than you think.