Noob from Scotland

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by rodc, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. rodc

    rodc Smoke Blower

    Oops - I missed this & have already posted. Thanks for all the advice and encoragement I've already had, you're a good bunch.

    I've done BBQ Grilling since I was a little kid in Bermuda (moved to Scotland when I was 10 - there's a sudden change of weather for you!).

    Over there we'd BBQ Grill 2-3 times a week - more in summer. Over here it's when we get the weather & it's at a weekend (not often). While looking to buy a new BBQ after a bad incident with a gas one (charcoal/wood ONLY for yours truly from now on), I stumbled on some Youtube videos by the BBQ Pit Boyz & fell in love with the idea of long slow smoking instead of searing the sh*t out of everything.

    So I've been looking for a smoker & have found one - a Landmann Tennesee offset - which is probably a bit small for lots of you guys - but it fits in my budget & will let me get started and hopefully further up the learning curve.

    Troubles I'll have are getting the Scots expressions for the cuts of meat you guys use, but I know a butcher and we'll get there, also getting some of the stuff you use (ingredients & hardware) can be a bit more tricky over here - but I'll find a way. By the way, no doubt I'll use some scots expressions that confuse people as well - just ask & I'll explain.

    Things I'm most looking forward to smoking: RIBS, a beef roast, beerbutt chicken & when I can get hold of the right cuts - pulled pork & brisket. My folks live in the country so rabbit, pheasant, duck & venison could appear on the menu too.

    No doubt my folks'll insist on some hot smoked salmon & trout, they live near a good salmon river, but a fishing license is expensive so it'll be a midnight trip to do some guddling (also known as tickling) [​IMG] - just need to avoid the ballies, gamekeepers & the police [​IMG].

    Once I've got my confidence up I might have to try some more traditional scots foods on the smoker - I've a feeling smoked haggis, black pudding & possibly even stovies will be popular with the friends & familly.

    Away from cooking I'm a football fanatic (and I mean real football that you all call soccer [​IMG] - think I'll need the tinhat on for that comment [​IMG]), being a Glasgow Celtic season ticket holder for over 20 years, I also play a bit of poker, one of my poker mates just won a bracelet at the WSOP last night - shame I've his passion for the game without his skills [​IMG] .

    Thanks again for the warm welcome I've already received!!

    Rod
     
  2. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF, Rod. Nice to officially meet you. [​IMG]
     
  3. meatball

    meatball Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome Rod, it sounds like you'll bring an interesting array of dishes to the SMF! Definitely want to see some Q view from Scotland!
     
  4. Welcome Rod to SMF. Hope you enjoy yourself here and have many happy smokes. Your expression sound just like we do here in North Caralina. I understood everything you said.
     
  5. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

  6. rodc

    rodc Smoke Blower

    Thanks JDT - that'll do nicely. I'm pretty sure there's another word for a Boston Butt over here - but wee Talker (the butcher) will be able to find me some I'm sure.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF Rod, you're going to love it here. You might want to check out this place for your ingredients & hardware...it's sort of local for you :)
    http://www.sausagemaking.org/

    Good luck with your quest.
     
  8. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Aloha Rod, Welcome to the Forum. I hope it won't be long before you can start posting views of your Smokes. I'm looking forward to them.
     
  9. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the great introduction, and welcome to the SMF. You'll find plenty of great advise from our friendly members. Looking forward to your next smoke & Q.
     
  10. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    the boston butt falls into the shoulder category, the second link has a little pig breakdown that labels the butt as the front upper shoulder, the blade roast is what they are sometimes called here. Glad to help
     
  11. isutroutbum

    isutroutbum Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard! Lots of nice people on here w/unbelievable knowledge.

    I'd love to see some rabbit and haggis (I LOVE the stuff)! In fact, once you get good at it all, you can throw a big 'ol bbq party for your friends and family for Hogmanay![​IMG]

    Best,
    Trout
     
  12. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Rod.
    I love that we can all get together and discuss BBQ.
    It's a world wide passion.
     
  13. lang may yer smoker reek!
     
  14. rodc

    rodc Smoke Blower

    [​IMG]Aye, cheers fur that mucker, hopefully it'll be gaun like a guid yin afore ower lang. [​IMG] Whaur ye fae onyway?
     
  15. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! When ya do the rabbit let us see some pics with the description. Looking forward to your twist on things.
     
  16. [​IMG] Had to read it twice to put it all together.

    I'm Canadian, but my mother and her family are from Aberdeen.
     
  17. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome to SMF Rod-I think I will pass on the haggis ty
     
  18. rodc

    rodc Smoke Blower

    Ah well, Doric (Aberdonian) is a totally different language so I can't blame you. I don't understand Aberdonian when they speak broad [​IMG]
     
  19. div

    div Smoking Fanatic

    Hey buddy welcome x2 how long have ya been over in good old scotland ? BRILLIANT !!!

    by the way a nice recipie for Scottish Meat Pies would be great..growing up a buddy of mines family was from scotland and those meat pies were delectable...
     
  20. rodc

    rodc Smoke Blower

    What kind of pies?

    These (Scotch Pie - made with Mutton)?

    [​IMG]

    Traditional Steak Pie for Ne'erday?

    [​IMG]

    Another kind (there are a few)?



    If I don't have a recipe I can guarantee my Mum will.
     

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