Melbourne calling.

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by misterpops, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. misterpops

    misterpops Newbie

    Hello Smokers,

    my name's Alex and I live in Melbourne, Australia. I've enjoyed smoked food for many years and have always wanted to build my own Smoker. I haven't actually been motivated to act on these plans (too hard, too lazy)... until now.

    My youngest son recently purchased a Bradley Smoker (with cold smoke attachment) and has been smoking up a storm, with fantastic results. Pork, trout, cheeses, sausages... we're having a heap'o'fun.

    As much as I like his Bradley, it's just too expensive for my budget (I'm on a Disability Pension... limited funds). Fortunately, the same son managed to destroy an upright freezer that I had loaned him, and I now have an ideal makeshift smoker. At this stage I'm considering an A-Maze-N-Pellet-Smoker  to generate the smoke. I'm sure that I will find lots of useful hints and tips in this Forum to guide me.

    I look forward to engaging with my fellow smokers.

  2. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF! You will enjoy the info you find on this site and if you can't find something just ask.
  3. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hello Alex, and welcome aboard!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.

  4. tobycat

    tobycat Meat Mopper

    Welcome to the forum MisterPops!  If you step over to the Smoker Builds section and  post up a pic of what you have to start with you are sure to get some input for your project! Looking forward to seeing your smoker!

    Last edited: Sep 4, 2013
  5. Alex[​IMG]

    Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
    About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
    and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
    We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
    and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
    are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

    You will love a AMNPS.

    Happy smoken.

  6. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Would you mind updating your profile to show the other SMF members where you are located? Might meet a few neighbors!

    We love to see pictures of what you are cooking (or what we call q-views here at SMF).  To "upload the q-views" just follow the directions here and it will be easier. If you are using a cell phone, an IPad or a kindle, go to the main SMF page and click the Mobile button. Will make the uploads a bit faster too.

    If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per Jeff. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!

    If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!

  7. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Hi Alex! :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

    The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

    We have an ”Articles” section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

    You might want to check out ”Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course”, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
  8. misterpops

    misterpops Newbie

    Gosh, what a wonderful welcome. Thank you all for your encouragement and kind words. I've read the Terms of Service (long version) and will shortly commence ”Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course”. I look forward to interacting with other members and posting when appropriate. Cheers!

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