Some of the recipes and photos on this site look wonderful. I look forward to trying them. Next weekend I will probably try smoking a duck in a way I have done before. The skin is lightly cut at over. The marinade is soy sauce spring onion, black pepper and honey ( which I leave over night). the duck is then smoked over cherry. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
We have a local company (Dorset charcoal company) that make top grade lumpwood charcoal so I have purchased 2 10lb bags ready to get going. This gives really good results and I have learned to be cautious when buying cheaper imported charcoal - fine for a BBQ grill but not for smoking.
Smoker are not very common in the UK, so I find myself having to explain to my friends what they are and what they can do. Then they try the food and are blown away!! :-)
I look forward to meeting some of you, on here, and learning more.
Have a great smokin weekend. Gary