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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

I just registered and haven't started looking yet, but I will spend some time looking around.


I would like to hear from any apartment dwellers if we have any here. 


I live in Ukraine (I'm an Ohio Born boy though) and my Hot Redhead and I live in an apartment in the city with no backyard or outdoor area to work with.  So I'm wondering if anyone has some suggestions for maybe doing some stove top smoking.  I've seen electric grills at the Bazaar so that could be an option too.


Anyway, glad I found this place and I look forward to learning a few tricks to get meat the way it should be.



post #2 of 18

Welcome to SMF. Check out the 5 day e course.


As for smoking at the apartment do you have a patio that you can cook on? If you do then you will need to check to see if the apartment complex allows it.


Good luck.

post #3 of 18


This site has tons of info.

I would suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the


Then use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

Take the awesome free E-Course!!!
Have a great day!!!






post #4 of 18

welcome1.gif and good luck. It sounds like you have a challenge ahead of you.

post #5 of 18

Welcome to SMF  I am glad you joint us

You are in the right place the folks here are help full and knowledgeable

Don’t forget the Qview    Qview???  Cameraman.jpg+ bbq.jpg= Qview


post #6 of 18

Welcome to SMF....... Your a long way from home.....................  Dont know much about ukraine even though I'm half ukrainian and half polish.......I think I have seen people here put a MES (MASTERBUILT ELECTRIC SMOKER) in a room and  vent out the window


Good luck, happy smokin and dont forget to fill out your profile




post #7 of 18

First welocme to SMF. I'm with BMUDD, do you have a balcony or a spot where you currently grill? If not there are small cast iron type of smokers out there you put on your stove top

post #8 of 18

this is what I am picturing where you live



post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the great welcome guys, really appreciate it.


And yes, I am a long way from home.  I'm in Maine atm and will be heading for home Sunday.


We live on the 6th floor and do have a balcony, but its enclosed and I've been informed that I will not have a grill there.  And I'm not about to lock horns with the Missus on that.  So I'll be limited to using any method that does actually need a grill or much fire.  I can likely get away with an electric grill though and I'm sure I can cobble something together to make a decent smoker.  I just need to source some good wood.  Anyone ever try grape vines?


While visiting the folks here in Maine we bought that grill in my avatar and I used some soaked oak chips to add a bit of flavor to some chops one time and some killer kabobs on Memorial Day.  I'm looking forward to getting into some cold smoking too.  You see, they don't have American style bacon at home (Ukraine).  They do have pork belly though and brisket and shoulder and ribs....


After watching all the smoking shows on Food network, I'm really wanting to get into it.


SO, e-course sign up, check

Qview = "No pics, didn't happen"?

post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 

Close enough pardner!  No tramways in Simferopol, but the stop sign is right.  We're in a residential neighborhood on a wide boulevard.

Originally Posted by boykjo View Post

this is what I am picturing where you live




post #11 of 18
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The view from our balcony (rear of building) New Years eve.


post #12 of 18

Hi Yankee, Glad you joined us.

There is lots of info here and very helpful members.

I like Joe's idea about the MES

Good Luck and Happy Smoking



post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 

Well, it took some searching (Food Network had nothing come up when I searched there), but I finally found a uTube link to Alton Brown's Flower Pot Smoker.  I watched that episode a couple years ago and have always wanted to try it out.  This looks like just the ticket for an apartment bound smoker nut.  I'll be working on putting something similar together when I get home and with a little luck there just might be some smoked brisket or pulled pork for the 4th.  And I'll have real bacon whenever I want.


Oh, and the MES sounds great, but it MIGHT be tough to find one in Ukraine.

post #14 of 18

Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. Look at my signature under electric UDS and thats how i'm getting by. 

post #15 of 18


Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

Many of our members have years of experience in smoking meat.  They are more than happy helping Newbies learn the art.

We have members who cure there own Bacon, Hams, Jerky, Snack Sticks, Make Their own Sausage, etc. if you want to learn,
this is the place. 

Don't be afraid to ask questions of them and follow their advice. You won't be sorry, you will be making great Q in no time at all...

Just remember, when curing your own meats follow the instructions included with the cure to the letter, this is not something to experiment with.  

Never use more cure no mater if it is Tender Quick or Cure #1 or Cure #2 than the manufacturer says to use, this can be very dangerous.

Tender Quick and Cure#1 or Cure #2 are not interchangeable, neither Cure #1 interchangeable with Cure #2 or vise versa

Sign up for Jeff's 5-Day eCourse.  Click Here


Tips For New Members.

  1. Go into your profile and Under Location put where you are.
  2. City & State or Area & State will do. This will help members when answering your questions.
  3. Go to ROLL CALL thread and tell us a little about Yourself (A Name We Can Call You) and Experience & Equipment.
  4. Do Not Post  your other questions and smokes in the Roll Call Forum.
  5. Post your questions and smokes in the Proper Forum, Beef, Pork, Sausage, Electric Smoker, Charcoal Smoker etc.
  6. Use the Wiki Section, many of our members have posted great tutorials and instructional threads so take advantage of them.
  7. When you can't find an answer ask plenty of questions, we have some highly experienced members willing to help you.
  8. When posting about your smokes be sure to post plenty of Qview (Pictures) Our Moto, "No Pics, Didn't Happen".
  9. Get a good Probe Thermometer, Don't Depend on the Built in Thermometer in your Smoker (They are notorious for being off).
  10. A good choice for a remote dual probe thermometer is the Maverick ET-732
  11. Remember, We Always Cook by Temperature and NOT BY TIME...
  12. Don't Take Chances, Always Follow USDA Safety Guidelines When Handling Meat.
  13. If you are wanting to get into curing meat, there are many members here more than happy to help and give good advice.

  14. If you are unsure of a procedure ASK, don't ASSUME, It will make your Smoking experience much more pleasant...

post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 

Hey thanks Beer!


That's some list of things to work on there.  lol


I'll have to work on my own cures and brines though.  I'm on the road tomorrow and don't have any more room in the bags for Qgear.  When I get home in Crimea, I'll start scrounging the parts and get my pit up and running asap.


Love that TBS vid!  The missus (and neighbors) will have no complaints about that.

post #17 of 18


welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!

post #18 of 18

Welcome Yankee!


Hope you manage to get something you can smoke with soon !!!!




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