What are the frames made of?
Every Pig & Pilgrim is made of tough mild steel, coated in paint that is heat-resistant to 650 degrees centigrade. The cooking boxes for tall parrillas are 3mm thick on all sides.
What are the fire bricks for?
We like how they help to retain heat in the cooking area, but they’re not essential. They can be added as an option for the P1, P2 and legless versions. They come as standard for The Sideburn and The Deuce.
Explain the Pro-Series Grill Guides?
This is a smooth bearings system that ensures your grill has next-to-no tilt when you lower and raise it. It's not essential - we include basic guides along the uprights on every model so that tipping is minimal anyway (especially if you're careful to weigh your food evenly), which is the way traditional parrillas are built. But the Pro-Series Grill Guides give you that extra smooth ride. Our Pro-Series Grill Guides are an optional add-on on the P1, P2, Campfire and Farrow and are a standard inclusion on The Sideburn and The Deuce.
How big are the grills and what are they made of?
The grills on the P1, the Campfire and The Sideburn are 810mm x 485mm of expanded mild steel mesh. The P2, P2 Legless and the Farrow still have good girths: their grill is 510mm x 365mm of expanded steel. The Deuce has two grills measuring 580 x 485.
Do I have to do any assembling myself?
We do the hard stuff so you don't have to. Each Pig & Pilgrim arrives fully-built and perfectly formed. If you've ordered shelves, they come folded-down and you'll just need to screw them in place. The hand wheel will need to be slid onto the pole and the grub screw tightened with the allen key provided. This takes about 30 seconds. That's it. Otherwise you're ready to start cooking!
Are these for domestic or commercial use?
While there are many Pig & Pilgrims being used by recognised Chefs around Australia, they are intended for domestic use. If you'd like to use one of our parrillas in a commercial kitchen re encourage you reach out so that we can discuss your needs and tailor one to suit if required.
Do you have any recommendations for materials or what type of surface area to put legless BBQs on?
In short, no - as there are so many different ones available and we do not supply the materials or do installs ourselves. Our recommendation is to use a heat resistant material and speak to the person installing it as temperatures may reach 300degrees.
Can you make custom size Pig & Pilgrim's?
Yes! Contact us here and we'd be happy to help.
Do your barbecues have wheels for transport?
The P1 has regular castor wheels, with an option to upgrade to heavy-duty off-road wheels. The Sideburn and The Deuce include heavy-duty off-road wheels as standard. The P2 is only available with regular castor wheels.
How do I clean the grill?
Think of your grill like a steel wok - it needs to be seasoned from the very first time you use it. Give it a good spray of cooking oil (not olive oil) before you use it and cook the oil off for about 30 minutes, then it's ready to go. After every cook, knock any food off with a wire brush then spray liberally with cooking oil and your grill should stay good as new.
Can my Pig & Pilgrim be kept outdoors uncovered?
Yes they can be left outside with the correct grill care, however will always fair better with a cover. We have covers available for all of our models that you can add to your order from the product page, and under 'Accessories' for purchase separately.
Why have you designed the P1, P2, The Sideburn and the Deuce with an optional fixed safety panel at the front?
Without the panel, it’s easier to manoeuvre the charcoal with tongs when the grill is low, and sweep the coal dust away when you’re finished. But never fear! If you’d rather your grill had a fixed safety panel at the front we can include that. Just make sure you select that option when you're ordering.
What size are the optional shelves on the P1, Sideburn and The Deuce?
Approx. 275mm wide by 500mm deep. They're made from the same expanded steel mesh as the grill and they can be unbolted to fold down flat. Please note they arrive folded down, and will need to be screwed simply into place.
Can I use any kind of charcoal or wood on my Pig & Pilgrim?
We love charcoal personally for the P1, P2 and The Deuce as it's quicker and easier than wood. The Sideburn is all about burning wood in the left-hand brasero that turns to charcoal. Experimenting with different fuel is all part of the fun. Check out our fuel suggestions here.
Want to know the best way to get your charcoal hot enough for cooking? We have a secret tip that works every time. Read about it here.
Do you sell covers?
Yes covers are available for all BBQs, and recommended. They are listed as an add-on on each product page, and under 'Accessories' for purchase separately.
Why haven’t you designed them with a v-channel groove grate?
We just love our parrillas this way! The increased surface area of the expanded steel grill means your food has closer contact with smoke and flames. The v-channel grill isn't something we're offering just yet but we may do down the track.
Why have you chosen regular steel over stainless steel?
Over time, stainless steel requires more maintenance, especially when it starts rusting. With proper care your mild steel grill should stay rust-free. Make sure you spray with cooking oil after every cook, and they will always fair better under a cover.
Do you ship everywhere in Australia?
Yes! Simply enter your address at checkout and it will calculate the price for you. If for some reason your address does not return a shipping price please get in contact with us for a custom quote. Please note that our shipping prices are what they are because you're receiving a fully built, fully constructed barbecue - no flat packing and no effort for you. They're ready to cook and go.
Here's a link to our Shipping & Returns page for more information.
Are you shipping overseas?
Not at this time but please get in touch if you’re interested and we'll see what we can figure out.
Do you offer payment plans, or can I just pay a deposit when I order?
Every P&P parrilla is made to order, and due to the customised nature of our products all orders require payment in full at the time of purchase. Afterpay is available for orders up to $2,000.
How long til I get my parrilla?
Please allow around six to eight weeks for your BBQ to be built, plus shipping time. See individual product pages for more details.
What if my Pig & Pilgrim has a fault?
We want you to have a perfect Pig & Pilgrim. If anything's not right with your purchase when you receive it please let us know. We will work with you to come to a solution around whatever's wrong, including replacing all or part of your BBQ or offering a full or partial refund, depending on the issue. The frame, hand wheel, grill and wheels are all under warranty protection for 12 months. Please note this does not extend to normal wear and tear, damage that has been caused by uses outside what is recommended, or small blemishes.
We love our customers and will always work with you to make sure you have the best charcoal BBQ experience possible.
What are the dimensions of Pig & Pilgrim P1?
WIDTH: 870mm (frame)/1070mm (frame plus hand wheel)
DEPTH: 500mm deep
HEIGHT: 1810mm (to the top of the hand wheel).
What about Pig & Pilgrim P2?
WIDTH: 575mm (frame)/775mm (frame plus hand wheel)
HEIGHT: 1655mm (to the top of the hand wheel).
The Pig & Pilgrim Campfire?
WIDTH: 870mm (frame)/1070mm (frame plus hand wheel) wide
HEIGHT: 770mm (to the top of the hand wheel).
What about the Sideburn?
The Sideburn has the same dimensions as the P1, with the addition of a brasero to the left that brings its total size to 1270mm (frame)/1490mm (frame plus hand wheel).
What are the measurements of the P2 Legless?
WIDTH: 575mm (frame)/795mm (frame plus hand wheel)
HEIGHT: 890mm (to the top of the hand wheel).