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Hello from the UK

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by Liam, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Liam

    Liam Newbie


    Completely new to smoking and American barbecue which is nothing like what we have over here.

    For most Brits, barbecue is the thing you cook on outdoors, most times it’s just a charcoal grill. On it can be some of the strangest collections of ‘meat’ known to man: frozen supermarket burgers, chicken drumsticks covered in horrifically sweet ‘bbq sauce’ and i’ve Had enough of it. I want good, juicy meat so I’m going to do it myself.

    Started with a spatchcock chicken yesterday which would have been beautiful - if i’d Remembered that most US recipes use Fahrenheit but I think in Celsius for internal temperatures. On the positive side, I possibly created chicken jerky.

    Looking for lots of ideas and practical advice.
  2. SmokinLogs

    SmokinLogs Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF, this is a great site. There is a lot here to learn from for us newbies. Looking forward to seeing some of your Q from the UK!
  3. Hello!
    Grate to meat you! ;)
    This is an amazing place for ideas and advice.
    I'm still learning, but I'd be happy to help anyway I can.
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2018
  4. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the site, We have quite a few members from the UK here so they can help you with finding things easier.

  5. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to the forum!
    Happy to have you join the group!
  6. dcecil

    dcecil Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the site, glad youjoined
  7. Welcome to the club! In my opinion, chicken is not the easiest to smoke. I just recently learned I was smoking too low of a temp and that's why the skin was rubbery. I'm not sure what kinds of meat the UK has available but I think a boston butt/pork shoulder is a really good one that is hard to mess up as you start out. Pork Ribs are pretty easy to get delish and using the 3.2.1 method.
  8. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Welcome Aboard from Wisconsin USA!

    I'm on several discord servers etc with cooking channels and I always remind people to check if they use F or C before following my advice .. because some one started their oven on fire trying to follow my directions for F and were using C.. lol

    If not pork ribs, try pork butt/shoulder roast as Banderson said :)
  9. Liam

    Liam Newbie

    Thanks for the welcome everyone.

    Next up is a brisket, just waiting for payday. I want to try pork ribs soon but my girlfriend is allergic (but loves them) so she’ll just gripe!
  10. Allergic to pork? I didn't know such an allergy existed. What kind of allergy is this?
    Huh? This... this is sad... to be allergic to something you love.
  11. Liam

    Liam Newbie

    She has IBS and, although it’s not a proper allergy, she used to have to take 4 tablets a day and still had huge issues. She cut out pork and hasn’t had to take a tablet in the last 12 months.

    And now I get to be horrid by cooking bacon and ribs and ham and sausages and chops and....
  12. I see. That is a tough situation! Maybe you could make it a habit to always add something she can have.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018