Hi folks my name is Stuart and i live in Adelaide, South Australia.
I have joined this site in hopes to learn as much as possible as well as make a few friends who also enjoy creating their own foods. As stated in the title I am very new to the whole smoking scene and currently only use the standard hot smoke galvanized box with the spirit burner. However i have been looking into cold smoking and have recently aquired a two door cool room/ freezer which was no longer working in exchange for some heavy lifting. Good swap i thought, and what a smoker box was my other thought. So upon a little searching around not only did i find this amazing site but i also found a Bradley cold smoke generator which i plan on fitting to the side of my smoker/ freezer. basically thats about how far i've made it and now i've hit a mental blank as to whether i should also fit a heating element to hot smoke as well or whether or not i need a chimney stack etc. I plan to hopefully perfect the art of making my own bacon, hams, kranskys, fish, cheeses, ribs i could go on but i'm sure that gives you a picture.. lol. Again i'm completely new and am aware of curing and such but never tried it nor have i ever done much apart from fish, sausages, and ribs in the small hot box so my mind is an empty sponge at this point wanting to absorb any knowledge or ideas anyone might wish to share with me. I would be most appreciative to anything anyone has to offer and look forward to meeting some new people. Thanks for reading