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Greetings from Lawn Guyland aka Long Island, NY.

post #1 of 11
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I'm Mike. I'm addicted to smoking...meat...

My apologies that I didn't post here first.

I married a South African Texan; Both the Country of South Africa and Republic of Texas love their BBQ (or Brai in South Africa)...

We use a Weber Genesis for grilling and I just got a starter smoker...offset type Charbroil American Gourmet (aka Wallymart Special-$85). I had been trying to use my Weber as a smoker but it's not the right tool for the job...

So far the Char Broil is good. I may try the mods but we'll see. I decided to go for an offset over a bullet because my co-worker is from Houston (as is my wife) and it seemed to be the Texan thing to do.

I got hooked on smoke from my travels around the U.S. and the world.

I discovered why BBQ and smoke was so good in East Austin, TX in 1992 at Sam's BBQ. I was hooked then.

At just shy of 40 I feel life is just beginning. My wife is trying to figure out why I spend so much time at the smoker and my nearly 3 year old son is trying to understand why he has to stop at an imaginary line near the grill & smoker.

I like South African sausage (Boerwors) a number of rubs and marinades; homemade or otherwise.

I do keep a kosher home and can explain all about it. I love to try Bison, Beef, Lamb and kosher game meat like Elk, Venison, etc. (hard to find but it is amazing).

Here's to tasty cooking and blue smoke!

The Kosher Smoker
post #2 of 11
Welcome to SMF Mike. I suggest taking Jeff's 5 Day Ecourse its got lots of great info and its free. There are lots of good recipes and info on the left side of the page as well as in the threads. You'll find lots of good people here willing to answer questions when they arise. Have Fun and Happy Smoking
post #3 of 11
Hi Mike...Or do I say "China"
Ok mate, give me some South African Rub recipes...I can't wait for those....Yummy...anyone heard of Johnny Clegg And Savuka??? great South African Music....
post #4 of 11
Welcome, and what they said.
post #5 of 11
Welcome. welcome to SMF!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #6 of 11
Welcome to the smf....................
post #7 of 11
welcome aboard, Huntington here.
post #8 of 11
Welcome to SMF... Post some pics of your next smoke...
post #9 of 11
welcome..some ingredients from africa would be kool.
post #10 of 11
Welcome and boy do you know how to pick a wife lol. Built in smokin buddy.

Love to see some idea's from Africa. Good luck!
post #11 of 11
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Ah we can compare notes and I can find out where to get better supplies!!

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