There’s something very special about camp cooking and feeling like a real “outdoor chef”, but your Ozpig cooking doesn’t have to be just for camping. Why not fire it up at home?
You’ll soon see that cooking with the Ozpig is really only limited by your imagination. Oven cooking is simple on your Ozpig whether it be a deliciously simple stew or a wholesome full roast dinner with vegetables galore. By cooking up the latest catch of the day on the grill plates and serving straight to the dinner plate there is no end of ways to feed a hungry clan.
Ozpig is great for heating:
Don’t let the changing seasons stop you from entertaining outdoors! Even in the warmer months, when the sun goes down the nights can be pretty fresh. Ozpig is the perfect way to take the chill off the air around you, day or night, and at any time of the year. Due to its amazing fuel efficiency, it will burn slowly for hours and takes little effort.
Ozpig Accessories will give you endless versatility:
You can add something from our specialist range of Ozpig Accessories to perfect your cooking in the following ways:
Rotisserie / Spit roasting
Whatever your style, and wherever you are, you’ll never go hungry!
How to assemble your Ozpig
How to light your Ozpig
Set up your Ozpig in a level position before starting the fire. (If required, remove ash from belly).
You will require:
– Dry firewood cut to small pieces no thicker than 50mm diameter & 280mm long (the size of a can of soft drink)
– Newspaper or Fire Starters (if required)
Place loose balls of newspaper into the belly of the unit (if paper and wood appear to be damp, it helps to place a fire starter in each ball of newspaper). Place kindling over newspaper (a “tepee” format is ideal).
Keep the front door wide open and the top plate swivelled to the side whilst lighting the fire. Placing the Diffuser over the top opening will prevent any cinders escaping.
As the kindling burns, gradually begin to feed in more firewood until you have built a good coal base.
When the fire is well established, (burning well and getting hot) it is time to swivel the hot plate back to the centre position, or place your diffuser on top. It may help to leave a gap at back of the plate to keep the fire strong.
Add wood as required to maintain a flame and a smoke free fire.
At this point, please make sure that everyone in the vicinity is aware that the Ozpig is HOT.
BIG TIP: Never leave the fire unattended, and as with any fire, it is a good idea to have a bucket of water on hand.
Care and Maintenance
Prolong the life of your Ozpig by following some simple steps:
Regularly coat the outside of the chamber to prevent light surface rust (if your unit is outdoors for extended periods). Also, it is advised to regularly coat all chimney parts with oil and a soft cloth or paper towelling. Do this whilst the unit is still warm (not hot).
Ensure your Ozpig is covered if left outdoors, making sure the unit is cold before doing so. (Cover available for purchase separately.)
If light rust does appear, this can easily be removed by scrubbing with a wire brush and lightly sanding the unit with sandpaper. Wipe clean and repaint with Pot Belly Black.
Caution: Using abrasive cleaners on the Ozpig will damage the finish.
Regularly remove ash build from up under the internal fire grate before lighting the Ozpig.