Hi, My name is Errol, but old friends call me Feral. I live 80 km's east of Melbourne the capital city of Victoria in Australia. I have been smoking fish, game and the normal household meats on and off for about 20 years. My normal smoker was a permanent wood fired cold smoke house in the past (sadly collapsed now) and have recently purchased a hot smoker that is LP gas powered with a chip tray for the smoke source. I have used a range of hardwoods for smoking and now collect fruit tree prunings such as apple, peach and cherry (which I dry and shred) for more exotic smoke. I use an electric planer to make the shavings for the smoker. I look forward to learning a lot about the finer arts of smoking from the forum. Cheers n beers Feral.