I am new to this smoking thing, and have a feeling that there may be a need for some out there who have equipment which is in need of repairs/mods/ updates.
I live in SW Ontario, near Stratford. I will be retired very shortly, as will my wife. We have 2 grown kids, and one grandchild. We have a trailer on a seasonal site, which is where I will be doing most of my smoking activities.
I purchased a cheaper offset smoker a few years ago and found it barely satisfactory- hard to control the temps, subject to excessive leakage, and really a poor design. So, for the most part I used it as a charcoal BBQ with the fire built in the larger smoker chamber, but that was not how it was designed, and the results showed it. However, You Tube has been a great source of info for me, and I can recommend some links if anyone is interested.
Just last year I purchased an uprigtht propane fired smoker, which is much easeir to use, but it doesn't seem to be able to operate any lower than 325 F.
I also find that my searches for ingredients, accessories, etc. lead me all too often to foreign (read USA) websites, which involves a whole host of problems too numerous to mention. I would like to find Canadian suppliers of such things a curing salts, and rotisserie kits/equipment, for instance.
I hope to hear from fellow enthusiasts.
Cheers to all.