my name's Alex and I live in Melbourne, Australia. I've enjoyed smoked food for many years and have always wanted to build my own Smoker. I haven't actually been motivated to act on these plans (too hard, too lazy)... until now.
My youngest son recently purchased a Bradley Smoker (with cold smoke attachment) and has been smoking up a storm, with fantastic results. Pork, trout, cheeses, sausages... we're having a heap'o'fun.
As much as I like his Bradley, it's just too expensive for my budget (I'm on a Disability Pension... limited funds). Fortunately, the same son managed to destroy an upright freezer that I had loaned him, and I now have an ideal makeshift smoker. At this stage I'm considering an A-Maze-N-Pellet-Smoker to generate the smoke. I'm sure that I will find lots of useful hints and tips in this Forum to guide me.
I look forward to engaging with my fellow smokers.