I've been a short time lurker and took the step to join this wonderful forum.
Time to introduce myself, I live in Canberra, Australia (The nation's capital!) and am a qualified (ex) chef with a passion for quality produce and cooking techniques.
We are burdened in Australia with a limited range of smokers and cooking techniques (more commonly in Australia at social get together people call a 'Barby' <BBQ> which is more often then not simply gas grilling. No charcoal or smoke invovled)
I have begun my adventure by studying my products and purchasing my products from a range of places (US and AUS). I'll be looking to document my findings, modifications, suggestions so hopefully other people here in Australia can have some help along the way.
I am a keen organic gardener and also roast my own coffee beans and love to showcase my works to others.
This next chapter of cooking (smoking) has really got me excited and I can't wait to get involved and document the creations and thoughts I have on the whole process.
The enthusiam and support of this forum is incredible and something I wish we could harness back here in OZ and get a lot more people invovled.
Thanks again and pleasure to meet you all.