Thought I would drop you a message to introduce myself.
I'm an English guy living in the South of England. Have a great love of the outdoors, open fire cooking and smoked food. Trying to get good smoked food over here is nigh impossible so I relish my trips over to the USA to feed my smoked food addiction! However, as my family grows my travels lessen so I thought its about time to really get smoking back home.
So I'm reasonably new to the smoking game although I have tinkered with a Bradley electric smoker in the past - the problem is its not big enough! Therefore I got myself a good sized offset smoker a few weeks ago and I'm looking forward to getting on with turning out some awesome meats from it. Did some ribs last weekend... and they we're lovely. My kids could not get enough of them. They were a bit strong but I only had some Ash wood to smoke with.
Now I've managed to get hold of some well seasoned oak, hickory and apple wood and I've got a great local butcher who (I think and hope) understands the difference between US and UK cuts of meat. He is preparing me a whole packer brisket for Friday that I'm hoping to smoke up for Easter Sunday along with some ribs & chicken.
I'm keen to learn as much as I can and am looking forward to searching for some great recipes and tips from experienced smokers from across the world!