Hello fom NZ

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by buchermike, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. You guys in Nrth America are so lucky your choice of gear at a price you can afford is good. Down under the best I can find in New Zealand is a Canadian gas BBQ to do the job. And I have sort of no quibbles as it does it ok but only as a bbq smoker if you know what I mean.

    I have been smoking for years (30) and never realized that I was doing wrong until I got here.

    But for all that most of it was still good. It has just got better with the new bbq (2yrs old:).
    However!!! I have been prowling here for a while now and I see that I need to build myself a proper smoker.

    Plans please and I am prepared to pay for reasonably priced .dwg's. Keep in mind kiwi dollars are worth only half of yours :) and I am looking at one of those two stage smokers preferably.
  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Buchermike!
  3. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us here. I believe there are quite a few members who have built their own smokers. Feel free to start posting and asking questions.
  4. vtanker

    vtanker Meat Mopper

  5. Thanks Dawn.

    I need to know a rough fire box diameter and length coupled with the smoker M3.
    Then I will have to design a vent system for the fire.
  6. Thank you. Your link is very good.
  7. Thanks Vtanker.
  8. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you aboard.
  9. Thanks Bassman.

    Nice to be here.

    Bass? I would like some day to try your Bass fishing :)
  10. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF.
  11. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard Mike...nice ta have ya here
  12. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF, Buchermike! You are now among friends. I would venture to say that you'll get all the advice and technical assistance you need in building your own rig. There are many here who have built their own.
  13. G'day Butchermike.
    Welcome to the SMF! You will become an expert here. There are a LOT of experts here. I understand your difficulties finding the stuff you need to make good smoke, but it can be done. I am a Texan, who went into withdrawal when I moved to Auckland several years ago. I found a great smoker there and here is the link for you to have a look (www.kiwismokehouse.co.nz). I have to admit, I still use this smoker now that I am back in the states. It really does a great job. I have found that using charcoal chunks works best and I use cherry and oak for flavor. The smoker really allows me to control the heat well. I will recommend that you purchase a good thermometer and use it every time. To me, that is the real trick of making good Q.
    I really enjoyed introducing my Kiwi friends to barbq. When we left for the states, we had a big party and I smoked a bunch of brisket and we really had a blast. Anyway, I wish you the best with your smokiing. By the way, where are you located. We lived in Red Beach (north of Auckland) and had a great view of Kawau Island from our deck. Boy do I miss that. Have a read of the website and let me know what you think.
  14. bw0529

    bw0529 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    welcome to SMF Mike.. great place and a lot of great pople here.
  15. Oz that smoker looks ok. The factory is just down the road from where I work so I will call in and have a look. Thanks.
    I live in Manukau Ciy. No sea veiws for me though :)
  16. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I saved one for you! I know where there are more like this one.[​IMG]
  17. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF
  18. Awsome fish.
  19. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, you've got the right attitude to make some smoke and Q too!
  20. richoso1.

    Thank you. I have bbq'n for about the last 20 or so years but didn't really know what I was doing.
    I found this site after a friend went to America about 5yrs ago and started explaining to me what an American BBQ consisted of and showed me a book.

    But just recently the canadian gas bbq does quite a reasonable job. But I want to get set up with a real McKoy BBQ..

    Thank you to all of you for your posts and help.

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