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post #21 of 31
Now this is great to see smokers from other countries getting together and sharing stories and recipes. Welcomeicon_smile.gif
post #22 of 31
I second, Meateater's comment! Welcome to SMF!
post #23 of 31
Welcome to SMF! Looking forward to seeing your progress and the unique perspective you bring from Israel.
post #24 of 31
Thread Starter 
Hi guys
for those of you that are not awre to the fact that BBQ (here is is called "mangal") is almost the national sport. it is very popular but not smoking. anyhow thanks for the good will and the advise. I hope that smoking popularity will increase, too.
post #25 of 31
Welcome to SMF, I'll be looking forward to learn some of the traditional means of BBQ from your country. Perhaps you can mix what you learn here with what you already know and treat us all to the qview!
post #26 of 31
Hi avs. Welcome to the forum. What sort of meat will you be smoking? Here in the US we smoke just about everything, but I have no idea what is available or preferred by you. Here in Texas the preferred cut is brisket of beef. With Israel being a seafront state the seafood must be awesome.

Good luck on your build. It is really hard to mess it up. Trust your instincts.
post #27 of 31
Thread Starter 
Hi again
Really nice to read all your comments.
Athabaskar - you did put your finger on a very "sensitive" point. according to the jewish religion, pork and seafood are not kosher and since the people of Israel are devided to people that follow the religious rules and does not consume them (and other stuff) and the people that dont follow those rules and eat them just as well. you can buy anything that you want, according to your preference. regarding seafood - you can find it. maybe it is not popular as it is in the states. fish are more popular, both sea and sweet water, but then again, not smoked. not that it does not exists, but its not that popular. I hope that it will change, since I love smoked fish. Ah, the use of smoked salmon and smoked tuna fish are quite common, but the other sort of fish is generally fried or in the oven.
Myself, if you were wondring, I eat almost everything, as long it is tasty and clean, its OK by me.
post #28 of 31
avz - I understand the sensitive nature of the subject of consumable foods within different cultures and I totally respect everyone's choices. To me it is enjoyable that we each have our own preferences. For instance, last weekend my wife and I had Japanese food for lunch on Friday, we shopped at an Asian market and ate curry on Saturday, and then had smoked sausages for dinner Sunday evening. The rest of the stuff I smoked is in the freezer for later.
post #29 of 31
First off welcome to SMF. It sounds like you are well on your way to be an outstanding new member of this fine site. You'll like it here cause there are abunch of good folks here that would just love to help you out with just about anything to do with smoking. We really like to have newbies here because they can bring in a new propective to how things are done. There's nothing like a new set of eyes to give and new way to make things that little differant to make things alittle better. So I hope you know about the Qview here.
Here's a link to photobucket it's free and easy to download pictures. Then if your really new to smoking Look up the E-course.
It's also free and it will give you the basics of smoking. So after all of that you just need to go grab something to smoke and if you have any question just post them here and we will answer it quickly so you don't have any mishaps with your smoke.
Welcome To Your New Addiction
post #30 of 31
Thread Starter 
Hello guys
I really want to tell you that you are the most warm and welcoming people that I Had the pleasure to "meet". since I have quite a wide range of interests, I'm a member on numerous forums, but never was I welcomed so warmly and friendly as here. it is really a pleasure, all I can say, is that I hope that you wouldn't change.
btw. I hope that will be as forgiving towards me English. as you know, it's not my native language.
post #31 of 31
Welcome!! I'm a newbie here as well. Check in often. The people here are just fantastic, and the wealth of information here is unsurpassed. Looking forward to learning from you as well.
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