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Hi from Scotland (UK)


I have just bought myself an Oak Smoked Whisky Barrel and would love to make it into a smoker as a project with my son. I have never smoked meat before but love the idea.

I have had a look about on the web and got probably a little more confused .... I was thinking of doing a charcoal heat source but then saw a heat element and then saw a v-burner .... then thought I need advice. I still like the idea of charcoal . Is that a good starting point for a newbie??



looking forward to any  advice and help that comes my way ,it will appreciated.







post #2 of 6

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.  Couple other good threads to help you get started included.  We look forward to your contributions.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!


post #3 of 6

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




post #4 of 6
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Thanks Gary

post #5 of 6

Welcome to SMF from another newbie, you should find all the info you need here but if not just ask, these guys are great.

post #6 of 6
Hi Jimmy, welcome to our "Family" and addiction!

Have a look at these Barrel Builds.

Do a search in the tool bar, and plenty of ideas there.

Smokin Monkey🇬🇧
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