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I am from South Africa currently working and staying in Botswana. I am currently busy extending my patio with the idee to build an outdoor kitchen with a smoker, pizza/bread oven and a braai. Smoking is not very big around here so getting info is quite difficult. Have done a lot of research and got a lot of very nice idees from the forum, but every time I think I know what to do I read something else on the forum. Will post in smoker builds my questions.


Thanks for all the information so far, see myself visiting very often.

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welcome to SMF!

 Lots of great ideas to be found here.

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First off welcome to SMF. You'll really like this place for there are a bunch of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking meat. Then if you have any questions you just post them here or yu can try in chat for a faster answer. If you are really new to all of this I would recommend that you look up and take the e-course. It is free and it will also give you the basics on smoking. So with all that said now go and get something to smoke.


Welcome To Your New Addiction

post #4 of 17

Welcome to SMF

you will have fun here at this forum.

ahh braai is a hot grill or BBQbiggrin.gif

if you need help with smoking this is the right place ,

Welkom boet.

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Have been on this forum for the past 2 days, wife already not happy with me. looking forward to finishing my kitchen. Will post some pictures.

Glad to see I am not the only South Africa here, meat is very good and very cheap here in Botswana so we braai (BBQ) very often, have got a very nice gas braai for Christmas that will come in very handy during the week but nothing better than having a piece of steak on the fire. Have got a pig head and some other pieces that's just waiting for the smoker to get finished.


African meat, staying in Cape Town you must enjoy the fish and crayfish?

post #6 of 17

Welcome aboard.  Here's some sites I enjoy- wedlinydomowe.pl-It's from Poland but they have a US versions.  Lot of good info on smoking sausage, hams, loins, proper processing of large cuts of meat, etc.  You can post questions and get great info from replies.  Greeneggers.com-it's a cooker that does it all- smoke, low and slow or high heat cooking.  Check out the site and get a lot of good info, recipes, etc.  BBQU.net- good site with recipes from all over the world.

Fortunately I'm retired and have time to check all these sites out.  Have to go now as the MRS. is off and I have to look like I'm busy-LOL.


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Welcome to SMF! Glad to have you with us!

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Welcome aboard


Good luck with your build icon14.gif

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welcome1.gif to SMF. You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. I suggest you check out the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info. Smoking Basics 5-Day eCourse

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Welcome to the forum Boats0001!  There are a ton of folks here that really know smokin' and will help ya out in a second!


I look forward to seeing the pictures of your outdoor kitchen.  I have wanted an outdoor wood fired bread/pizza oven for - well... most of my adult life!  Can't wait to see your build pictures.


If there's anything we can do to help you on your smokin' addiction, shout out and someone will lend a hand in a flash!



post #12 of 17

Welcome aboard!


Good luck and good smoking.

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This site has tons of info.

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

Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

Have a great day!!!



      Make bacon the easy way!!



post #14 of 17

Welcome to SMF glad you can join us.  We are big on Pics and love to help everyone out.  Remember the only question that is dumb is one not asked.  You will not find a friendlier place to talk Que on the web.


You are going to fit in just fine.


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Welcome to SMF 

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welcome1.gif You hang out here a while boats and you'll be the king of Botswana BBQ in no time.

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Welcome, Boats0001!


Please let us look over your shoulder by sending photos.  We love the photos.  Enjoy, and take advantage of all the resources available here from all over the world.  GOOD LUCK!

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