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PIG BLUEY BBQ

Awesome kamado style BBQs by Snaffling Pig

What's Pig Bluey?

  • Our Pig Bluey BBQs are stove cookers that let you grill, smoke, roast, cook or bake some of your favourite foods.
  • Built in a timeless, Japanese kamado style, the Pig Bluey BBQ lets you cook your way – whether raging hot or smokin' low – with easily adjustable temperature control.
  • Both Snaffling Pig's Pig Bluey BBQs are MEGA efficient when it comes to cooking and need very little charcoal to get them going.
  • The Mini Pig Bluey features a 16-inch cooking grill and the Big Pig Bluey (coming soon!) has a massive 21-inch grill.

At a piggin' glance:

  • Bold & blue.
  • Fancy thermometer fitted to the outside lid.
  • Cast iron ventilation cap which helps to control the airflow and therefore the internal temperature.
  • Made of high temperature resistant ceramics.
  • 16 inch cooking grid (perfect for a whole chicken, couple of ribs or some big ol' juicy steaks).
  • Stainless steel door at base for ash collection and airflow.
  • Weighs in at 43kg and 47cm wide, 57cm high.
  • 2 year warranty.

PIGGIN' EASY (LIKE SUNDAY MORNING)

2 YEAR WARRANTY

EASY-TO-FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS

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Snaffling Pig's Mini Pig Bluey BBQ
Snaffling Pig's Mini Pig Bluey BBQ
Snaffling Pig's Mini Pig Bluey BBQ

What ARE Pig Bluey BBQs good for?

COOKING, SMOKING, BAKING, GRILLING

CHECKING & CONTROLLING TEMPERATURE

USE IN ALL BRITISH WEATHERS

SELF-CLEAN IN 20 MINS

MAKING PIGGIN' MAGIC HAPPEN

"...It’s hard to see how you could go wrong with the Pig Bluey."

The Independent, May 2021

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WHAT OUR LEGENDARY CUSTOMERS SAY:

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"By far this BBQ is the best I’ve ever owned or had the privilege to use. Very efficient on charcoal and you can cook for 6 people easily on a small amount. The vents and temperature controls are awesome too. Have smoked brisket, salmon and pork on it too. Buy one now or you will regret it!"

Tristan

Aug 2020

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"So bright, so heavy, such good quality. building it was simple enough. Cured it as the instructions said and cooked a steak on it on the first night. Lovely smokey taste and didn't use much charcoal."

Sue

Jun 2021

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"Love this. Don't regret it in the slightest. Yes, £500 could be seen as a lot for a BBQ, but its cheaper than the other kamados and its still worth every penny. My brisket was so good!"

Harry

Jun 2021

"Brilliantly blue with all the classic features to get you grilling with all the confidence of a 3 Star Michelin chef."

GQ Magazine, June 2021

PIG BLUEY: SPECS APPEAL


16 inch cooking grid (perfect for a whole chicken, couple of ribs or some big ol' juicy steaks).


Weighs in at 43kg and 47cm wide, 57cm high.


The Mini Pig Bluey BBQ is an ideal size to either be plonked in the garden or lobbed into the boot and taken out and about. You whip this out and your mate will look pretty sheepish with their supermarket disposable barbie.


21 inch cooking grid (perfect for a 3 whole chickens, a couple of ribs or some big ol' juicy steaks).


Weighs in at 86kg and 60cm wide, 89cm high (approx).


The Big Pig Bluey BBQ is an ideal size to cater for a larger crowd. As you'd expect, this is not one you'll be travelling around with; think of it as a permanent fixture in that legendary outdoor space of yours.

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READY TO EARN LEGENDARY KAMADO BBQ STATUS?

PIG BLUEY BBQ: THE PIGGIN' FAQs

You've bought or you're thinking of buying a Pig Bluey BBQ by Snaffling Pig and have a few questions. So we've pulled together some of the most frequently asked questions to help you in your hour of piggin' need. If your answer isn't here, please feel free to contact us at hungry@snafflingpig.co.uk.

How much do Pig Bluey BBQs cost?

Mini Pig Bluey BBQ (16 inch grill) costs £499. Big Pig Bluey BBQ (21 inch grill) costs £899.

We know that is no small amount of change, but we know that it represents awesome value for money. This is no throwaway BBQ, it has a 2 year warranty, and with good care there is no reason Pig Bluey can't keep going for years and years and years. We also know that Pig Bluey has been reviewed against competitors by independent journalists (quite literally, for The Indpendent and also for GQ Magazine) and customers, who rate Pig Bluey as having piggin' exceptional quality and value.

Does the Pig Bluey BBQ by Snaffling Pig have a warranty?

There’s a 2-year warranty included with your Pig Bluey.

Can I spread the piggin' cost?

Yes indeedy. We've partnered with Klarna to bring you flexible payments at checkout! Your bill is split into 3 equal payments which are collected every 30 days. No added interest or fees. Please spend responsibly. 18+ T&Cs apply. Visit: klarna.com.uk/terms-and-conditions 

What's included with my Pig Bluey?

Your big, bold & beautiful BBQ, handle, firebox, charcoal plate, cooking grill, 3x brackets, triangle connection piece, screws, nuts, bolts (the essentials!).

What accessories can I get for my Pig Bluey BBQ?

We have an ever-growing range of Pig Bluey accessories. From gloves, to pizza stones, heat deflectors, charcoal and utensils. All here on this piggin' website.

How much is delivery of Pig Bluey?

As with all orders with Snaffling Pig, all orders of £50 or more qualify for free UK delivery. So, yes, Pig Bluey BBQs qualify for free delivery. Unfortunately we are temporarily unable to ship to Northern Ireland, thanks to piggin' Brexit.

When will I receive my Pig Bluey BBQ?

Once you have purchased a Pig Bluey BBQ, a legendary member of TEAM SP will get in touch to arrange a delivery date with you. The Pig Bluey will arrive by a specialist courier on a piggin' pallet and we will need to make sure you are in to receive your awesome purchase.

The BBQ will arrive in a wooden crate on a small pallet. It's a very delicate item so we take every precaution to make sure it arrives safe and sound to you. It's therefore important that you are in, so the driver can place it somewhere secure for you. It is heavy, so will need a strong person to lift it, or three weak ones.

What fuel does Pig Bluey need?

It is highly recommended that you use lump charcoal in your Pig Bluey. It burns for longer and produces less ash which can restrict the airflow. You can also add woodchips for added smokiness. We sell that on this website too, as well as an easy to use a' firestarter, piggin' firestarter. Pig Bluey lights easily with newspaper and matches. You should not use Pig Bluey BBQs with any other fuel.

Can I use Pig Bluey right away?

Pretty much, but it is important that before you use your Snaffling Pig Bluey BBQ you must cure it to protect it.

How do I assemble Pig Bluey?

Getting Pig Bluey assembled should take you about 15 minutes to build, once you have unpacked everything. An instruction booklet is included, or you can watch our video on how to build your Pig Bluey here. The longest thing is the time it takes to get into the crate. You will need a hammer and a chisel to prize this open. Makes it more fun.

You can download your Snaffling Pig Mini Pig Bluey BBQ assembly instructions here.

You can download your Snaffling Pig Big Pig Bluey BBQ assembly instructions here.

What surface can I put my Pig Bluey BBQ on?

Somewhere steady, non-flammable and of course somewhere youc an keep the kids away from. DO NOT use the Pig Bluey on decking or any other flammable surfaces such as dry grass, wood chips, leaves or decorative bark.

How do I cure my Pig Bluey BBQ before its first use?

  • To start a fire place rolled up newspaper with some lighter cubes or solid firelighters on the charcoal plate in the base of Pig Bluey. Then place 2 or 3 handfuls of lump charcoal over the top of the newspaper.
  • DO NOT use petrol, white spirit, lighter fluid, alcohol or other similar chemicals for lighting or relighting.
  • Open the bottom vent and light the newspaper using a long nosed lighter or safety matches.
  • DO NOT overload the unit with fuel – if the fire is too intense this could damage the Pig Bluey.
  • Leave until all the fuel is used and extinguished.
  • If the first burns are too high it could damage the felt gasket seal before it has had the chance to mature properly.
  • After first use inspect all fasteners for tightness. The metal band connecting your lid to the base will expand from the heat and this could become
  • loose. It is recommended you check and if necessary tighten the band with a spanner.
  • You can now use your Pig Bluey as normal.

How do I light my Pig Bluey BBQ?

  • Ensure Pig Bluey is positioned on a permanent, flat, level, heat resistant, non-flammable surface away from flammable items.
  • Ensure Pig Bluey has a minimum of 2m overhead clearance and has a minimum 2m clearance from other surrounding items.
  • To start a fire place rolled up newspaper with some lighter cubes or solid firelighters on the charcoal plate in the base of Pig Bluey. Then place 2 or 3 handfuls of lump charcoal over the top of the newspaper.
  • DO NOT use petrol, white spirit, lighter fluid, alcohol or other similar chemicals for lighting or relighting.
  • Open the bottom vent and light the newspaper using a long nosed lighter or safety matches. Once it has caught, leave the bottom vent and lid open for about 10 minutes to build a small bed of hot embers.
  • Allow the charcoal to heat up and be kept red hot for at least 30 minutes prior to the first cooking on Pig Bluey. DO NOT cook before the fuel has a coating of ash.
  • It is recommended you don’t stoke or turn the coals once they are alight. This allows the charcoals to burn more uniformly and efficiently.
  • Once alight ONLY use heat resistant gloves when handling hot ceramics or cooking surfaces.

How much charcoal do I put in my Pig Bluey Kamado BBQ?

One of the piggin' awesome things about our Pig Bluey BBQ is just how little BBQ you need.

Ideally this is what you need to do:

  • Fill your bowl up to 2cm below your cooking surface. Light away. Light your Pig Bluey by following the instructions in the piggin' FAQ above, "HOW DO I LIGHT MY PIG BLUEY?"
  • When you're done cooking, close all vents and lid. The BBQ will go out and the charcoal can be re-used. Lovely jubbly

Fancy treating yourself to some EPIC charcoal? Then look no further. We've got you covered.  BUY CHARCOAL HERE.

Do I need to maintain Pig Bluey?

Yes. But all you need to do is tighten the bands and oil the hinge 2 times a year or more if needed.

How do I clean and maintain my Pig Bluey BBQ?

The great news, is that your Snaffling Pig Bluey BBQ does not need cleaning very often.

PIGGIN' IMPORTANT:

  • Fire it up as normal and get it to 300˚C. Let it burn for a good 15-20 minutes and it'll clean itself like a self-cleaning oven. We call this a 'mother earth clean'.
  • DO NOT use water or any other types of cleaning product to clean the inside of your Pig Bluey. The walls are porous and will absorb any fluids used, this could cause Pig Bluey to crack. If the soot becomes excessive then use a wire brush or the ash tool (not supplied) to scrape off the carbon remnants before the next use.
  • To clean the grills and grates use a non-abrasive cleaner once the unit has fully cooled.
  • To clean the outer surface wait until Pig Bluey is cool and use a damp cloth with a mild detergent.

And that's it. Less time cleaning, more time grilling.

 

The top of my Pig Bluey BBQ (vent) is quite loose, is this normal?

Yes, this is meant to be loose so you can open and close the vent to control temperature.

There is some smoke escaping even though the BBQ is shut, is this normal?

Yes this is normal, the ceramic is drilled into to create holes for the temperature gauge & emblem, however these are not airtight.

How do I keep the Pig Bluey BBQ on a low temperature?

  • Light the lump charcoal according to the instructions above. DO NOT move or stoke the coals once lit.
  • Open the bottom vent fully and leave the lid open for about 10 minutes to build a small bed of hot embers.
  • Monitor Pig Bluey until it has risen to the desired temperature. See page 4 for a temperature cooking guide.
  • Fully close the bottom vent to maintain the temperature.
  • You are now ready to use Pig Bluey for cooking on.
  • IMPORTANT: When opening the lid at high temperatures it is essential to lift the lid only slightly, allowing air to enter slowly and safely, preventing any backdraft or flare-ups that may cause injury.
  • ALWAYS use heat resistant gloves when handling hot ceramics or cooking surfaces.

How do I use the Pig Bluey on a high temperature?

  • Light the lump charcoal according to the the instructions on page 3.
  • Close the lid and fully open the top and bottom vents.
  • Monitor Pig Bluey until it has risen to the desired temperature. below for a temperature cooking guide.
  • Close the top vent half way and continue to check the temperature for a few more minutes.
  • You are now ready to use Pig Bluey for cooking on.
  • IMPORTANT: When opening the lid at high temperatures it is essential to lift the lid only slightly, allowing air to enter slowly and safely, preventing any backdraft or flare-ups that may cause injury.
  • ALWAYS use heat resistant gloves when handling hot ceramics or cooking surfaces.

How do I control the temperature in my Pig Bluey BBQ?

Take your mind back to physics.

Fire = Heat + Oxygen + Fuel.

More oxygen means more heat. So opening the valves on the top and bottom of the Pig Bluey will make it hotter. Closing them, makes it cooler. Shutting them completely stops oxygen and gives the flames dead. Keep your valves in sync — if your chimney is open 1cm, your door should be too.

Using a Pig Bluey is something not to be rushed. It's to be enjoyed. Load and light your Bluey with both vents fully open. Once you've reached your target temperature, you can begin to adjust vents and you'll notice the Bluey will respond to even the smallest changes.

The Pig Bluey is designed to get hot and stay hot, its not designed to cool down. So if you over shoot your chosen temperature, close the vents slowly and give your Bluey time to respond. You will find that it takes a little longer, but stay with it, grab a beer and enjoy the view.

How do I use Pig Bluey for grilling?

Light your Pig Bluey by following the instructions in the piggin' FAQ above, "HOW DO I LIGHT MY PIG BLUEY?". Once it's warmed up and you are close to your target temperature you're ready to go. It's incredibly easy.

How do I use my Pig Bluey BBQ for roasting?

Light your Pig Bluey by following the instructions in the piggin' FAQ above, "HOW DO I LIGHT MY PIG BLUEY? Once it's warmed up and you are close to your target temperature, pop in your Heat Deflector, legs up, place the Stainless Steel Grid on top and close the lid. The temperature will drop but don't worry, it will come back up. When you are 10˚C from your target temperature again, adjust your vents by 0.5cm increments. Hit your temperature, leave it for 10 minutes and you'll be ready for a piggin' roast.

How do I use the Pig Bluey to smoke meats?

  • Monitor Pig Bluey until it has risen to the desired temperature. See page 4 for a temperature cooking guide.
  • Leave the bottom vent slightly open.
  • Close the top vent and continue to check the temperature for a few more minutes.
  • Using heat resistant gloves sprinkle the wood chips in a circle over the hot charcoal.
  • You are now ready to use Pig Bluey to smoke on.
  • TIP: Soak your wood chips or cooking planks in water for 15 minutes to prolong the smoking process.
  • IMPORTANT: When opening the lid at high temperatures it is essential to lift the lid only slightly, allowing air to enter slowly and safely, preventing any backdraft or flare-ups that may cause injury.
  • ALWAYS use heat resistant gloves when handling hot ceramics or cooking surfaces.

How hot does Pig Bluey get and how long does it take to cook my food?

Below is a a piggin' guide for cooking temperatures. This is included with your instructions. Pig Bluey is not designed to exceed the maximum temperatures stated below and we would not recommend trying to do so for safety reasons and to keep your Pig Bluey in mighty swine working order.

Snaffling Pig Mini Pig Bluey BBQ cooking times and temperatures

 

 

What is the maximum heat resistance of the Snaffling Pig BBQ protective mitts?

Always BBQ with piggin' caution. We have had the gloves laboratory-tested and they withstand heat of up to 250*C for up to 15 seconds. Do not attempt to go anywhere near those limits. Please use Pig Bluey BBQ sensibly and responsibly.

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