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Pretty much a noob in Scotland

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Smoking seems to be getting more popular here but I'm still the only one of my mates who is trying it. I bought a fairly simple homemade stainless steel smoker about a year ago. Basically, it's a box with a raised drip tray and a grill above for the grub. Works fine but a bit messy to use.
I really need to get something better and easier to use. I'm looking through the forum and will post some noob questions there.
Looking forward to getting involved here!
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welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 45,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!
The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!
You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
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Welcome to the forums, Gobsheen! Glad you joined us. You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastime...Smoking and Grilling great food! Lots of friendly and knowledgable folks here who really enjoy helping one another. Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.


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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us!


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Howdy, Gobsheen!

Just finished watching a Rick Steves tour of Edinborough and came here to find a Scotsman just joined. Welcome !

Good luck on your search for the perfect smoker and the perfect smoked meal. Rest assured that you have a lot of company here.
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welcome to the play pen

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Thread Starter 
Thanks guys!
I'm warming up for my first post (set of questions!) to try and pick smoker.

I'll have to look up this Rick Steves guy. I'm actually Irish but living in Scotland since 94.
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welcome1.gif to the SMF, the best BBQ site on the web.  Whatever you need to know about the fine art of BBQ you can find it right here, from recipes to technical knowledge.


One thing you need to know about us is that we like to see pictures of your creations and your gear.  We call it Q-View and its basically the Rules.gif!!!


So, don't just talk about your food, show it!  Otherwise you may get a gentle reminder, like this...


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Good Luck and Get Smokin'



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Welcome indeed, Gobsheen! If someone here can't answer your questions, chances are the answer doesn't exist.

If you can't find a decent smoker for sale where you live (and I've heard from a friend in England that the manufactured ones can be expensive), look around the equipment forums at our home-made projects. They go from simple to very fancy. But all make very good BBQ.




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