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Hello all the way from Tassie!

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Hi everyone, Time finally get my act together and introduce myself after watching from the side line for the last few months! My name is Matt & I hail from Tasmania, Australia. I've got a lot of hobbies but nothing takes more of my attention than Cooking & in particular BBQ & Smoking. It's more so been the last 12 months that I have built my own keg smoker that this "Addiction" has evolved!

In the last months 2 months here is a few of the things I've make or got in the process - Brisket, Pork Shoulder, Venison Chorizo (both Spanish & Mexican style), Pastrami from scratch, Venison Prosciutto, Pork Ribs, Chicken, Fermenting Rocoto Chillies & LOTS of sauces!

About 3 months ago a mate and I built the smoker below out of an excess keg. I'm certainly happy with how it came out! It holds temp a lot better than expected, can squeeze on Brisket & Shoulders and also layer up to 4 racks for smaller things. It also last up to 9 hours withing having to add more charcoal! It's limitation is size so I'm in the process of planning and eventually building an Offset Reverse Flow here - I also own a Weber Q which I can't rate highly enough (though those side trays are so damn flimsy!).

During the day I make apple cider and also work within my family business. We design, photograph and assist business with their branding and marketing. Also a big part of what we do is eat good food and drink good booze!

I also have an awesome dog Sparky & a lovely supporting girlfriend. Life's pretty good really!

Cheers & I look forward to getting to know you all.


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Hi Matt! welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

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!

We have an Articles section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

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!

Please take time to read our Terms of Service, Thanks!
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Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

Happy smoken.


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Hi Matt, and welcome to the forums!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly and knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  Just holler when you need anything, and someone here will have the answer.



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


We love to see pictures of what you are cooking (or what we call q-views here at SMF).  To "upload the q-views" just follow the directions here and it will be easier. If you are using a cell phone, an IPad or a kindle, go to the main SMF page and click the Mobile button. Will make the uploads a bit faster too.


If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per Jeff. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!


If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!



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