Hiya Scolopaxmunster, Jeeze that's a mouthfull ,
hope you are OK , welcome to the forum and all that,
I am please that you have found the Smoking Meat Forums.
As smoking has gained popularity in the UK we have been given our own group, UK Smokers. We still come under the watchful eye, and have plenty of support from our american cousins, but somethings are different in the UK and that's where the UK forum comes into it's own.
We have members from both sides of the pond so it you post a question in the UK Forum, there is a good chance it will get answered from both the UK and the US.
If you click on the following link http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/groups/show/38/uk-smokers this will take you to the UK section of the forum where you will find a group of like minded individuals in the UK who are into smoking.
I look forward to seeing you there, and feel free to post on the UK forum.