The most important part? Have fun.
So you’ve decided to take the plunge and get a brand new Pig & Pilgrim BBQ into your home. Congratulations! You’ve just signed yourself up to a lifelong addiction to cooking and eating flavourful charcoal-cooked deliciousness. You’ve been warned!
There are just a few things you need to know before you get cracking (and crackling).
Setting Up Your Pig & Pilgrim
The first thing you need to know is that your Pig & Pilgrim comes fully assembled. There’s nothing for you to do, except to screw your spit, or rotisserie, into place if you’ve ordered one. If that’s the case, all you need to remember is that the motor for the spit goes on the opposite side of the handwheel. The rest is straightforward.
Seasoning Your Pig & Pilgrim
Your Pig & Pilgrim BBQ is made of steel, and needs to be seasoned in the same way you look after a wok. Proper seasoning will keep it in top shape when exposed to cooking and the elements.
Before your first cook, line the whole base of the cooking box with a layer of charcoal. Then spray the expanded mesh grill with cooking oil (you can also run a cut raw onion over it at this point too for flavour), lower the grill to around 10-15cm above the cooking box and light the charcoal. Let the oil burn off for around 30 minutes and your grill will be perfectly seasoned.
The same method should be used for the Pig & Pilgrim Campfire, except you place the charcoal, or wood, in your fire pit or campfire instead of the cooking bucket.
Cleaning your Pig & Pilgrim
After every cook, scrape any excess food off the grill and into the cooking bucket. Sweep away any ash. And spray the grill with cooking oil once again to keep your grill rust-free.
That’s it! Your Pig & Pilgrim BBQ should give you years of happy cooking and good times.