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Hello from Norway

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

Hi all.

 

New here and new to smokers to. So, oh yeah, I will ask for some help.

So far, sadly, I have only done BBQ on charcoal grills. But, last summer I was in Texas, oh boy did I tast heaven...So, now I NEED a smoker.

 

Cheers all

post #2 of 14

Welcome to the board! Is there much smoking there? My parents were from Lithuania and they loved smoked fish.

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post #4 of 14
Welcome to the forum! Lots of nice people here who are always happy to help. Have fun smoker shopping!
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post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 

Hello and thanks for the warm welcome.

 

Yes, there is a lot of smoking here, fish, meat, sausages. 

All new to me, but, I love to try that out now, low and slow is also a old tradition, but in the old days it was done in larges pots, ceramic, and cocked for a long time in wooden stoves, in and outdoors. 

 

Cheers all

post #7 of 14

My parents said Lithuanian farmhouse chimneys would have smoking compartments in them, on the upper level of the house.

post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 

Oh, interesting. 

We had the same here, but thats way back in the old days. But, it was a good, cheap, way of smoking and preserving meat.

post #9 of 14

This would have been the mid-1920s, and the traditions were surely old by then. 

 

I visited LT in 2003; when we left Grutas Park we bought some smoked eel from someone in the parking lot. We took it to a restaurant (Alka, which means hunger) and they served it on a platter for us. It was good.

 

I wish I could show everyone a certain display case of smoked fish in Palanga, on the arcade leading to the Baltic shore. Rye bread and vodka, please.

post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by BlueWhisper View Post

This would have been the mid-1920s, and the traditions were surely old by then. 


I wish I could show everyone a certain display case of smoked fish in Palanga
Have a picture ? Put it up for us to see (please)!

The chimney smokers are still used in Eastern Europe countryside.
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by atomicsmoke View Post


Have a picture ? Put it up for us to see (please)!

The chimney smokers are still used in Eastern Europe countryside.


No, I went back and looked at my pics, I don't have a shot of it. I can't find any pics of it online, but here's a tease of something similar - same golden color:

 

post #12 of 14
Beautiful. I guess you didn't eat much beef while traveling there.
post #13 of 14

We had a blast! And the Dollar was strong against the Litas so we could buy a really nice meal for about $5. Hotels usually had a breakfast buffet featuring salted herring, onion, rye bread and bowls of bacon in fat, with and without onions.

 

We were part of a small tour group. It was funny to order a meal in a restaurant, in Lithuanian, then resume conversation in English. The Swedish and German businessmen would look at us wondering who we were.

post #14 of 14

 

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

 

Gary

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