Yep that's me, I am an expat living in and have been smoking now for a couple months. One of the local bars had a big cast iron smoker they used to do weekend bbq's on. I asked the manager to hook me up with a factory and shortly after was the proud owner of a brand new smoker. Not sure what the correct name of this type is, but it has a fire box on the right, a large main grill and then a chimney with 4 shelves for additional cooking space.
I have primarily been smoking pork cuts, as that is what is really good and really available here, but I have a source for good brisket, so maybe when I get a little better at it, I will start working on my beef skills. Anyway, found this forum on line as I try to perfect my recipes and will be following all of you as regularly as possible.