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post #1 of 7
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Hi Guys

Just dropping in from Somerset UK
 
Been grilling on a combination of Weber kettle, Weber Q120, Go Anywhere charcoal and a 5 burner gas and god knows how many other bbqs over the last 15 years also built my own Tandoor oven a couple of years ago.

Did a couple of the Weber day courses a few years back and now looking into venturing into smoking a bit more in depth than I have been doing on the Weber so I will be pestering people for some advice.

Cheers

Simon
post #2 of 7

Welcome to SMF, Simon!

 

Go ahead & pester us!

 

We like that!!

 

Al

post #3 of 7
Hi Simon, 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,

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/f/3161/uk-smokers

And introduce your self on the UK Roll Call

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/229926/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.

http://www.uk-smf.co.uk

Smokin Monkey 🇬🇧
post #4 of 7

Hi Simon and welcome to the forum

 

There are a growing number of fellow UK BBQ/smoking enthusiasts on the forum and we also have the benefit of the vast experience of our friends from the USA and elsewhere. The forum is all about sharing knowledge and experiences and from your introduction I think you will be able to contribute positively right from the start. Although there is a lot of discussion about BBQ hot smoking here there are also a lot of other passions - like cold smoking and sous vide. You will also get a lot of good advice on food safety here. The forum follows the USDA guidelines, however they are very similar in most respects to the UK.

 

Like you, I started out many years ago on the Weber Kettle and it is a very versatile smoker that I still use regularly today. It is obviously good for grilling but from the Weber courses you will have seen how good they are for indirect low-and-slow too. I went on their "Thrill of the grill part 2" course a few years ago. They don't really give you much useful advise on temperature control though and using a few simple techniques and the right fuel you can regulate the Weber temperature quite finely.

 

Talk to Steve (Smokin Monkey) about self build Tandors - you can share war stories :biggrin:. Steve brought one of his to last years meet and it was a great success.

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask and please do not be afraid to share your experience with other where you think it will help. We do like photos on here so don't forget to include them regularly.

 

Wade

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Originally Posted by Smokin Monkey View Post

Hi Simon, 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,

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/f/3161/uk-smokers

And introduce your self on the UK Roll Call

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/229926/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.

http://www.uk-smf.co.uk

Smokin Monkey 🇬🇧

Thanks SM I will pop on over soon.
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Originally Posted by Wade View Post

Hi Simon and welcome to the forum

There are a growing number of fellow UK BBQ/smoking enthusiasts on the forum and we also have the benefit of the vast experience of our friends from the USA and elsewhere. The forum is all about sharing knowledge and experiences and from your introduction I think you will be able to contribute positively right from the start. Although there is a lot of discussion about BBQ hot smoking here there are also a lot of other passions - like cold smoking and sous vide. You will also get a lot of good advice on food safety here. The forum follows the USDA guidelines, however they are very similar in most respects to the UK.

Like you, I started out many years ago on the Weber Kettle and it is a very versatile smoker that I still use regularly today. It is obviously good for grilling but from the Weber courses you will have seen how good they are for indirect low-and-slow too. I went on their "Thrill of the grill part 2" course a few years ago. They don't really give you much useful advise on temperature control though and using a few simple techniques and the right fuel you can regulate the Weber temperature quite finely.

Talk to Steve (Smokin Monkey) about self build Tandors - you can share war stories biggrin.gif . Steve brought one of his to last years meet and it was a great success.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask and please do not be afraid to share your experience with other where you think it will help. We do like photos on here so don't forget to include them regularly.

Wade

Thanks Wade

Yeah I did the "Thrill of the grill part 1" on my own and enjoyed it and then took the wife to part 2 and was going to do the smoking course but was a bit disappointed with part 2 that I didn't bother, I think I had Claire on part one but had Jamie for part 2 and I wasn't that impressed with his standard of tuition.

I'm doing the "River cottage" course on smoking and curing in a couple of weeks.
post #7 of 7

texas.gif  Good morning and welcome to the forum, from a cold and windy day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

 

 

Gary

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