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Hi, my name is Marc and I am new to the smoking game.


I have just purchased a smoker from a company in Germany - BBQ Barbecue Smoker Round - Smoking and Grilling with Thermometer - Garden  Sold by: DEUBA GmbH & Co. KG. I got it from Amazon after some umming and aahing and it was a small enough investment to come in under the wife radar of bad investments.


We live in Hertfordshire, England and do like a good barbecue - even though the weather is not always in our favour. I have an electric barbecue (sounds terrible I know but good when it is raining. I also have a nice big proper charcoal barbecue for outside and if we are going big my brother brings his gas fired bbq and my mate Dave (who is a professional bbq man) brings his drum bbq for when we have a lot of people over.


I am the cook all year round and like to experiment - we are strictly Kosher so it is fun trying to find kosher ways around great recipes.


I am into heat and spice whilst the family are more sweet and sticky - but some of my friends share my passion as do some of my daughter's friends so we do spend some time trying to up the heat via scoville related ingredients.


I also have a lot of South African friends who brai all year round - so I have a lot to compete with. Many of our friends are professional caterers and restaurateurs so I am always trying new recipes to wow them and get them to adopt in their restaurants.


The smoker is the latest addition to the family and I am really looking forward to doing some beer chicken alongside brisket and beef / lamb ribs. I am also hoping to start doing some fish smoking as well - I do my own gravadlax so a couple of sides of salmon might be a great start.


The main problem is that the smoker came with no instructions or recipes so I am going in blind - kosher meat is not cheap enough to just experiment with but I suspect I will not be able to go too far wrong - especially with some of the great ideas on this forum.


So here goes and thanks for reading. I hope to be able to share some good recipes with you all and get some great ideas.

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




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According to Google, that looks like a little "bullet" type smoker. Always use the drip pan when smoking, and you may find filling it with water will help to maintain a cooler temp.
I know squat about kosher, so I don't mean to offend if I do. Chicken is usually pretty cheap to play around with and cooks faster than some other hunks of meat, but a pork butt is almost impossible to screw up ( it can take wild tempature swings) and pulled pork is sooooooo gooood.
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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.  We look forward to your contributions.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!


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Hi Marc, welcome to the "Family" and our addiction!

Lots of good advice on here and plenty of good ideas and recepies.

Just had a read up on Kosher Meat, and you have a good list to go at!

Their is professional Caters and Chefs on here who are happy to help with advice as well.

Wade will be along before long, and will advise you on all things Fish! I am sure he will point you in the direction of some of his threads!

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