We are Aussie mates Al Yates and Pete Armstrong and 2SG was born from our desire to spend more time with our family and friends enjoying what we do best, because after all what brings family and friends together better than Smokin', Grillin’ ’n' Chillin' right? 

We both love cooking, and in particular being outdoors cooking. This passion led us to create 2SG in early 2020, giving us the opportunity to do what we love every day, as well as provide knowledge and guidance for everyone around us to share in the experience!

Our goal is to share the best information, knowledge and tips and tricks so you can confidently produce the most mouth-watering and enjoyable food through Smokin' and Grillin'. We want to help you be the BBQ 'Go To' for family and friends’ gatherings, and the envy of your neighbours when they smell the smokey flavours floating from your masterpieces cooking on your smoker or grill. 

To ensure that your time spent Smokin' 'n' Grillin' is as enjoyable as the Chillin' you do with family and friends afterwards, we will also share our insights on great quality products at fair and affordable prices that will help you smoke and grill like a boss!  

We are excited to develop a happy and vibrant community of likeminded people that share our passion. We love talking to people and sharing what we know, so if you have any questions, ideas or feedback for us on what we're doing, or what we could do better please reach out through our 'contact us' page and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


Thanks for visiting our page and sharing in this awesome journey with us! 


Here's to safe and happy Smokin', ‘Grillin’ 'n' ‘Chillin' to you all.


Pete & Al (The Guns)

Meet The 2SG Team


Pete Armstrong

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After 30yrs in a corporate global consumer goods career I decided it was time for some priority changes in my life.

Being at an age where you see things happen around you that make you question what you're doing / want to do, with your life I decided I wanted to be in a business that I was passionate about, that would fit into the hours that I wanted it to and would allow me to spend more time with Family & Friends, and BINGO here we are!

With a love for all things outdoors, and of course loving food and a few drinks it was only natural to gravitate towards the BBQ industry and having had contacts around the world made through my previous career it made it a no brainer to set up 2SG with my good mate Al Yates.

Now we want to share with others the enjoyment, passion and satisfaction we get personally from cooking for family and friends and enjoying all the fun, good times and memories that comes with it.

Being married with 5 kids, 6 grandkids and 2 dogs ensures that there is always enough people around to enjoy the fruits of our labor whilst testing and trying out new equipment and recipes.

I'm now looking forward to the future of 2SG and creating new fun, excitement and memories as we share our passion with the community we are building.
Happy Smokin', Grillin' 'n' Chillin' to you all.

Pete - 2SG


Al Yates

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I was born and raised in England and grew up above the pub my parents owned in small English town called Grantham in Lincolnshire. I have been pulling beers and helping in the kitchen since I was 13 and have always loved how great food brings a community together. 


Moving to Australia when at 17 I was introduced to the true Aussie kitchen and BBQing with friends and family quickly became a passion. Ever since I have been fascinated with how Smokin’ and Grillin’ creates incredible flavours and changes food in a way an oven or a stove never will! 


I am a painter by trade, but for as long as I can remember I have been Smokin and Grillin in my back yard and talking over beers with my mates about how one day I would return to my roots and find a way to cook not just for love but for my livelihood…finally one day has arrived! 


I am so excited to be working with my very good mate Pete Armstrong to build a community of like-minded people who are inspired by food and chase the dream of turning our passion into our career. 

Al - 2SG