I've been reading on here for a while and realised that I had never joined so here goes.
I've been using a small home made hot smoker for a few years. I've mainly smoked salmon and trout and have tried duck breasts a few times. I bought a manufactured hot smoker as I had a little incident with my second smoker and had the heat too hot under it and burnt the bottom out of the pan... Well it was too cold outside and I couldn't get the temp hot enough to cook the meat so I brought it into the kitchen and onto the gas hob... Bad move. The house smelled like a smoker for weeks and I burnt the base out my home made smoker. I'm going to try some chicken thighs for a change so will be looking on here for some recipes.
All the best from Scotland