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Starting a new obsession!

post #1 of 9
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Hello everyone,

My name is Adam, I live in braintree Essex. Am kinda new to the whole bbq scene.

Last summer me and my dad built a decking in my back garden all under cover so wind or rain I have been able to do at least a couple of bbq's a week....in the winter weather some neighbours think I am mad!

To be honest I have never used a forum but am in thE middle of a mini wsm build which is not as easy as the US make it. Sources the products can be abit more expensive but I'm getting there.

It's good to see that in the UK there are more people like me that are hooked on different ways of cooking, wanting to perfect the smoking, learning about rubs etc.

My misses doesn't seem to have the same enthusiasm but she never complains when eating the food!

Well that's a little about me, I'm really interested in learning a lot more and getting bang on with my smoking this year...

Watching all the new American food channels has just really made me wanna produce this food for myself

I'm sure I will learn a lot from this site and look forward to exchanging ideas

Adam
post #2 of 9

Welcome to the fun.

Danny

post #3 of 9

If we can be of any help give us a shout.

Danny

post #4 of 9

Hello Adam & welcome 

Don

post #5 of 9

Howdee Floyd, nice to meet you. Great folks here and the UK group is a great place to find answers for over there. They share places to fine hard to get items as well as renaming the meat cuts so you can find what you want. Danny is from Texas and I think he's been properly adopted to the UK, but they never could get that mesquite smell off him.

 

If ya can't smoke right now, you can talk about what you can smoke tomorrow and everyone can drool with you.

 

Welcome to the boards

post #6 of 9
Hi Adam - Welcome. You will find that there are quite a few of us nutcases here in the UK. We all enjoy smoking (hot and cold) and we enjoy slow roast BBQ.
 
BBQ is certainly an all year round occupation as it is about the way you cook the food rather than just a pleasant way to share beers with friends on a sunny summer afternoon - though it can be that too. I BBQ'd pork this morning for dinner today and for the last 10+ years our Christmas turkey has always been cooked on the BBQ. You can be reassured that you are certainly NOT alone.
 :beercheer:
You cannot go wrong with a WSM - it is a great piece of kit and is incredibly versatile. As you say though it is not necessarily the cheapest way to begin BBQ. Once you have it though it should last you for many years.
 
One thing that you will find with experience is that there is no such thing as universal "perfection". Everyone has different tastes (more salt... less sweet... more chilli,..  etc.) but what you will find on here is great advice to help you find your own version of perfection.
 
I think that most of us also suffer from the misses not being interested at first - however you will be surprised how quickly she comes round when you consistently produce great food that she likes to eat. She may never be outwardly enthusiastic however you should find that she quickly becomes much more tolerant Thumbs Up
 
You are doing the right thing. Watch everything you can and listen to advice on here. Not all of it will be appropriate but you will quickly find out what works for you and what does not. You will then quickly build on that advice and develop your own unique expertise.
 
We love photos - We call it Q-View. Let us see what you are doing and how it turns out. It does not have to be perfect and you will certainly get good quality feedback and advice on here.
 
Looking forward to seeing your contributions to the forum
 
Wade
post #7 of 9

"One thing that you will find with experience is that there is no such thing as universal "perfection". Everyone has different tastes (more salt... less sweet... more chilli,..  etc.) but what you will find on here is great advice to help you find your own version of perfection." Best thing I've heard to date on any forum!

 

Wade, thats real wisdom...... I'm a member to a few large forums, and you don't hear many people make that kind of statement.  

 

Adam welcome to the site, I've learned a ton here!

post #8 of 9

Hi Adam, welcome to the smokehouse!

 

Andy.

post #9 of 9

Thanks Matt :redface:

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