Hello from Newcastle, UK

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Original poster
Sep 20, 2016
Newcastle, UK
Hi everyone! I'm Aaron, from Swindon though now living in Newcastle in the North East of England. I'm new to all of this but after my first attempt at smoking a little brisket cut yesterday (http://bit.ly/2d8fU7q), I think I'm now going to be smoking meat regularly!

At the moment we only have a Weber kettle-like thing, which is pretty small and basic. Would be interested to hear any recommendations for an upgrade that isn't too expensive and any other tips to get me going.

Most BBQs I've been to here in the UK (which is not that many really as it has a tendency to be grey and rain a lot here...) consist of grilled sausages, burgers, dry chicken and skewered vegetables. I want to take that to the next level and start doing proper Texan-style melt in your mouth barbecued meats for friends and family on the weekend. You can see from that first attempt with the brisket that I have a little way to go yet....

Out of interest, are there many people from the UK on here?


Hi Aaron!

Welcome to the forum!

There are a bunch of guys from the UK on here, they even have their own group.

Glad to have you aboard!

Hi Aaron, 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

The little old Weber you have is the go to BBQ for the majority of BBQ Teams. I do not have one, but plenty of people on here have them, and Wade will be along soon, and he will educate you on how to get the best about of it.

We have had our 3rd UK Smokes weekend, where members attend and cooked over the weekend, planing has are already in place for 2017. Please use the link below to view the website.


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