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Thread Starter 
Hello everyone.

Just a quick introductory note.

I live in Newcastle upon Tyne in the north east of the u.k.

Strange how I've ended up here.

I was initially looking to buy a new barbecue and thought why not see how difficult it is to make my own. I then stumbled upon designs for an ugly drum smoker.

Been a lot of years since I have had the time or the inclination to do any diy construction and thought I would give it a go. ( I will purchase the bbq )

Anyway so far I have the obtained the drum and gave it a good hot burn, cleaned it and gave it a quick primer coat of high temp paint.

Busy making the fire basket and procuring some other essentials such as thermometer , rail system for adjustable grill heights etc.

Looking forward to get it made and tested.

Smoking is not particular popular in my part of the world, weathers a bit unpredictable I reckon , so it might make for some interesting trials and hopefully some tasty summer afternoon dining and drinking.

With luck I will be up and running in a couple of weeks as long as I get some building time in.
post #2 of 12
Welcome to SMF! I've been to Durham before but didn't stop in at Newcastle...
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

Many thanks.


Durham sure is pretty and historic city. Although Newcastle has many attractions.


Not a patch on your part of the world though !

post #4 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.

post #5 of 12

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



post #6 of 12

Hello and Welcome to our addiction.  Many good folks 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, and pictures help a bunch.  Spend some time doing some research on the forums, tons of advice and recipes already available there.  Check out Jeff’s 5 day smoking E-Course ( link below ) that will help you get started.  We look forward to your contributions.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!




post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
thanks for the warm welcome everyone. I will have a wander through all the info.

Looking forward to getting the Uds built and making plenty of mistakes !
post #8 of 12

Hey Newcastle,  You haven't run across a guy named Wayne Rudd have you ?  We worked together in Houston years ago.



post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
Sorry nope, not met him.
post #10 of 12

Welcome to the forum, and can't wait to see your UDS once completed.  There is a wealth of skills and experience within the forum, all you have to do is ask, and you shall receive (usually about half a dozen ways of doing it) so there is always plenty of options available to you.

post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 

Many thanks for the welcome

post #12 of 12
Hi, welcome to the forum, as all ready mentioned, you will get all the help and advice you want on here.

Visited Embleton, just up the coast from you many a time!

Smokin Monkey 🇬🇧
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