PG Grills PKGO

The PKGO is a portable charcoal grill that may appear unassuming but it packs quite a punch.

Its classic aluminium clam shell design makes it rust proof and contributes to its durability and heat retention
Despite its compact size, using the flip kit to change the lid into a second bbq gives 400 square inches of cooking space. Two cast iron cooking grates are included.

I cooked for my works bbq and did smash burgers and korean chicken kebabs for seven.

After loading it with a chimney full of coals the PKGO can easily reach over 300c. The high heat is great for grilling meats and is the go to bbq for anyone competing in a Steak Cook Off association competition.

Many people buy a set of grill grates which play a crucial part to get good grill marks on your steak.
They evenly distribute the heat, allowing for consistent cooking results and no flare ups.

I competed at Maldon Smoke and Fire Festival last year in the Steak Cook Off Association competition and came third in a field of 12. I was the only lady griller and I beat the European Champion.

While it might seem a bit pricey for a portable grill the quality justifies the cost.

Review by Christine Dale

PK Grills are available from Pro Smoke BBQ

https://prosmokebbq.co.uk/collections/charcoal-grills/products/pk-grill-pkgo

Go Anywhere Xtender200 Cooking System

Long time supporter of UK BBQ Week Smokerig BBQ, Staffordshire based designers and manufacturers of BBQ equipment, have started producing accessories for the ever popular Weber Go Anywhere.  Their latest product is a riser kit which  is reviewed here by Phil who runs the BBQ blog  Love2BBQ

The Smokerig BBQ Xtender: Enhancing Your Weber Go Anywhere Grill Experience
The Smokerig BBQ Xtender Cooking System is an innovative accessory designed to elevate the performance of the beloved Weber Go Anywhere portable grill. Crafted entirely from robust 304 stainless steel, this British-made product epitomizes quality craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail.
For grill enthusiasts seeking enhanced versatility, the Xtender proves to be a game-changer. Its addition expands the portable grill’s cooking capabilities, offering a wide array of cooking options. Notably, the ability to execute rotisserie cooks stands out as a highlight, appealing to aficionados of succulent, evenly cooked meats.
Having had the opportunity to test the Xtender, both myself and Mark Quigg were impressed by its quality and functionality. From the moment of assembly, the superior craftsmanship becomes evident. The precise fit of the Xtender onto the Go Anywhere grill further reinforces its excellence.

What does the Xtender offer? 

Smokerig provides several options to cater to diverse cooking preferences:

  • Xtender3: This model adds three levels of cooking, increasing the cooking capacity by 200mm. With this added space, users can accommodate larger cuts of meat and experiment with various cooking techniques.
  • XtendeR: Complete with end plates and a motor bracket, this option facilitates rotisserie cooking, opening up a realm of possibilities for roasting whole chickens and flavorful kebabs.
  • Xtender+: Combining enclosed cooking system plates and rotisserie end plates, the Xtender+ offers the best value, allowing for both low and slow cooks and rotisserie delights.

The optional heat deflector plate further enhances cooking versatility by enabling true indirect cooking within the fully enclosed cooking chamber. This feature is particularly beneficial for achieving tender, flavorful results on larger proteins.
Setting up the Xtender is a straightforward process, despite its ‘flat-packed’ delivery. Once assembled, its sturdiness becomes apparent, promising reliable performance during grilling sessions. While switching end plates may require a bit of attention due to small wing nuts, the overall experience remains hassle-free.
Upon placement onto the Weber Go Anywhere grill, the precise fit of the Xtender underscores its compatibility and reinforces its status as a seamless extension of the portable grill.

Highlighted Key Features:

  • Three Cooking Levels: The Xtender adds significant height to the cooking area, allowing for more substantial cuts of meat and diverse cooking techniques.
  • True Indirect Cooking: The fully enclosed cooking chamber ensures precise temperature control, ideal for smoking and longer cooks.
  • Rotisserie Option: With the included rotisserie bracket, users can enjoy the versatility of rotisserie cooking, enhancing the grill’s capabilities.
  • Durable Construction: Crafted from corrosion-resistant 304 stainless steel, the Xtender promises long-term durability and easy maintenance.
  • British Craftsmanship: Proudly manufactured in Staffordshire, UK, the Xtender reflects a commitment to quality and attention to detail.

In summary, the Smokerig BBQ Xtender emerges as a worthy investment for Weber Go Anywhere grill owners seeking to expand their cooking options. Its versatility, precise cooking control, and durable construction make it an invaluable addition to any outdoor cooking setup. Whether grilling for two or hosting a larger gathering, the Xtender promises to elevate the grilling experience to new heights.

You can check out Phil’s blog at Love2BBQ

and you can check out the quality products at Smokerig BBQ here