Hi. Im hailing from Rugby, Warwickshire. Been on long term sickness with acute pancreatitis and as such had to change my diet to include oily fish and stuff. Well i love smoked salmon and got sick of paying through the nose for it. I used to be a chef and have worked in some top notch hotels and the like so working with food is nothing new to me. Its certainly a passion. Thats when i thought to myself 'Why not do your own?' That was about 4 weeks ago. Bought a cheap eco smoker and started with trout. Researched recipes and no 2 were the same so i chose one and tried it out... Cured for too long and it turned out like jerky. But i learned from the mistake. Tried salmon and boom... perfect... tried trout again and boom...perfect... now I have got it to a T I bought myself a Peetz hot/cold smoker. So going to try my hand at some hot smoking. What started as a small hobby is becoming a passion. Its addictive to say the least. Now friends and family are clamouring for more smoked fish i cant keep up with demand! Want to progress to more foods. Cheese...meats... this xmas is going to be a smoked food hamper for everyone. So yeah...thats me... hi!!!