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New smoker in the UK

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Well, it's been raining all winter and I hardly had a chance to get outside so far this year, but now got my self a Brinkmann Trailmaster LE.

 

Previously, I had a brick built (my own bad handywork) BBQ with a slotted in 4 wide gas BBQ/Grill.  Left side open grill with lava rocks, right side flat grill.

 

The weekend before last I had my last gas BBQ, then smashed up the brick barbie and hauled the bricks away.

 

This weekend just gone, I built and then cured in my TMLE - ready for some smoking in the months to come this year.

 

I'm also kicking myself for throwing away that old grill plate as it would have been perfect as a heat deflector.

 

some mods to come, but my next few weekends are booked up and these things need time.

(Something I might miss from the Gas Barbie, being able to just go turn on and start cooking in a few mins)

 

I hope the chimney starter I just picked up will mean I could potentially use the firebox grill side if an urgent burger is needed sometime.

 

Nice to meet y'all.

 

Steve, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.

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Glad to meet you Steve, Lots of good information on here, as you looking forward to spring.

 

Gary S

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Hello Steve and welcome to the SMF family!

 

Red

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Hey Steve

Welcome to the Smoking  forum.   You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have.  Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right.  LOL.   Don’t forget to post qviews.

Gary

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Hello and Welcome to our addiction.  A word of warning: There is no 12 step program for this one!  Many good folk here with a load of experience that they are more than willing to share.  If you have specific questions just start a thread and someone with experience will be along soon to offer advice.  All info you can provide us with such as smoker type, location and so on will help us answer any questions you may have.  Spend some time doing some research on the forums, tons of advice and recipes already available there.  We look forward to your contributions.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!

Danny

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Hi Steve, welcome to the forum. pretty new my self around here, but the advise and help you will get here is fantastic, just ask and you will get a Answer (or ten different answers).

Smokin Monkey:welcome1:
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