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Newbie from the UK

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Hi all,

I'm new to the site but have found it really useful so far, lots of hints and tips on here to help me make some great bbq.

I'm in the UK, and am new to smoking food so have a simple bullet style water smoker. I've made a few miss to it to help get and maintain the right temp, I'm still learning but am getting there.

I've done a few smokes so far and they are getting better each time, doing some wings, abt's, meatballs and pork belly slices (the 1inch thick kind we get here, a bit like ribs with no bones) next, so if anyone has any advice on cooking those I'd be very grateful.

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Welcome to the addiction!!


You will find lots of smokers from the UK here. 

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Hi igs24 - welcome to the forum. There are a growing number of us here from all over the UK. Where in the UK are you?


It is great to hear that your smokes are improving and I think you should be able to pick up some useful tips on here. As you mentioned, temperature is critical when smoking and so one of the most important things to master is the temperature control of your smoker. What type is it? Can you post up a photo?

Once you get the hang of it temperature control is usually quite straightforward but in order to do this you need to know what the temperature is on your cooking grate. Does your smoker have a lid thermometer? If so then you will be best to ignore it. If you do not already have one then I would recommend investing in a good digital thermometer (something like a maverick ET-732 or 733) where you can clip one of the sensors onto the cooking grate beside the meat.


Once you get the temperature control right then you will find it much easier to cook all of the things that you mentioned well and consistently. Once we know which smoker you have we will be able to give you some more pointers.





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Hi , Welcome to our "Family" and "Addiction"

Plenty of good folk on here, ask any questions you can think of, and you will get your answers.

Please take time to look at the UK Smokers Forum,


And introduce your self on the UK Roll Call


We have had our 2nd UK Smokes weekend, where members attend and cooked over the weekend, dates and plans are already in place for 2016. Please use the link below to view the website.


Smokin Monkey 🇬🇧
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texas.gif  Good morning and welcome to the forum, from a pretty nice day in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

Sorry I'm a little late


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