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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hello fellow smokers!

My name is Clayton. I am an Australian ex-pat living in Japan the past 14 years. Always have loved a barbie and cooking in general. A few years ago I purchased a home smoker by chance and after my first try at smoked salmon was instantly hooked. Since then it has become a bit of an addiction. I have also been making sausages, bacon, and whatever I think might be good with a hint of smoke. (Try some fresh soy beans if you can get them). I have been getting rave reviews from my family and friends for these past few years, and as a result, I am taking a leap of faith and will open my very first restaurant in downtown Tokyo in a month or so. Never thought I would be going down this road in a million years, but that's the beauty of life's journey. You never know what will pop up along the way. 

Looking forward to getting to know you, and sharing some of the magic together.

post #2 of 12
Wow, good luck.

We have some chief's on here if you need any help.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

That's great! Thanks. Actually, I am going to purchase a Memphis Elite pellet smoker in the next few days. Might need to ask some questions about using it until I get the hang of it. Seems pretty straight forward though. Know of anyone who has one?

post #4 of 12

texas.gif  Good morning and welcome to the forum, from a nice cool East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on                  just about  everything

 

 

       That's great the very best of luck to you, keep us posted with lots of pictures       

 

             Gary 

post #5 of 12

You need to give a nod to the locals and place an old #5 Imperial Kamado out front for decoration.

Wouldn't hurt to paint a Pig on the Imperial with the following text:

幸せな豚

Shiawasena buta

Happy Pig

post #6 of 12

Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
because their are so many different ways to make great Q...
Happy smoken.
David

post #7 of 12
Hey Clayton

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
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 

Wow, what a great welcome!

Thanks for all your messages, really appreciate it.

Thanks for the Japanese lesson Addertooth :icon_biggrin: .

My logo includes the kanji: 豚吉  = tonkichi (lucky pig), which kind of sounds like Ton's Kitchen.

I don't have a front yard for the kamado, so my pig mosquito repelant holder at the door will have to do.

Pick up the keys tomorrow as there were some repairs needed. Very excited. Will post some photos when I get the place looking good.

 

Cheers all!

post #9 of 12

Welcome , welcome , welcome  , Hogwiskers , we are so glad you found us and hope you stay as a part of the 'Familia' .

 

We love to share and 'drool':drool at the  Q-view . Don't be shy , jump in with both feet and have a ball , heck , this is an addiction that satisfies your soul...:biggrin:

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Have fun and as always . . .

post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thank you!

Where do you post the Q-views?

post #11 of 12
Hi Hogswhiskers, welcome to the forum.

Wow what an adventure your on!

Keep us all posted on how it goes!

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post #12 of 12
Qviews are pictures taken of your smoking equipment, smokes you are doing, and or anything else you want to include about your smokes. They are and can be attached to your posts. One favorite saying on here is: No pictures, it didn't happen.
Welcome and good luck in your new endeavor.
Looking forward to seeing more of you here on SMF.
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