Just a quick post to introduce myself to the forum.
I hail from Sunny Queensland down under in Australia and am a total newbie to the world of smoking. I have only recently chanced upon this forum while looking for reviews on smokers.
From my experience, smoking is not a big thing in Australia. Barbeques for are more grilling, with smoking being relegated to short bursts of smoke to flavour the grilled meat, rather than the slow and low temp form of cooking.
I loved my experience of smoked ribs and pulled pork I experienced on my various visits to the US and am hoping to be able to replicate the same experience at home. And, after reading some of the forums, possibly even consider trying my hand at curing and smoking my own bacon with time and experience of the smoker.
Currently, the top of my shopping list is the MES 30, manufactured to work with the Australian power system. And now, from my reading of the forum, probably an A Maze N smoke generator as well. Although, I am still tossing up which size to pick up? The smaller 6 x 6 or the 6 x 8. From what I understand, the larger allowing for longer smoke generation. However, should I decide I do not need the extra time, is it possible to abort the smoke generation? And if so, could any left over dust be reusable? Or will it have to be discarded/allowed to burn out?
Hope to learn lots from the learned minds on the forum.
Wouldn't mind hearing from the experiences of other Aussies on the forum as well :)