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Hello from Vietnam

mcbrandons

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Hi,

I'm an expat living and working in the sunny beach town of Vung Tau, Vietnam. Being a Texan by birth, I began to miss the bbq meats I had grown up with, So recently, I've begun to experiment with smoking my own meats. However, I often need to improvise with the limited materials and equipment available here. This board has been a lot of help in getting me started and I hope to learn more.

I currently have a "bullet-style" charcoal smoker that I've used with mixed results. I am also working on converting it to propane (we'll see how that goes). I've tried smoking with sugar cane, coconut shells, tea leaves, and some beechwood chips I was able to find from Germany.

Anyways hope to learn more from everyone,

Brandon
 

Winterrider

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Welcome aboard from ND . . . Lot of good people in here to assist if needed.
 

JLeonard

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Welcome to the forums from Mississippi. Ex-pat living has been something I've thought about doing. Seems interesting.
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Welcome to the forum, Brandon!
It must be tough being a Texan without BBQ!
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TuckersBarbeque

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That sounds like an awesome challenge, and I'm sure you can develop some awesome tasting recipes with what you have. Necessity is the mother of all invention.
 

HalfSmoked

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Welcome from Maryland. Yup that type of smoker was my first. You can turn out some great stuff with it.

Warren
 

TuckersBarbeque

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Welcome from Maryland. Yup that type of smoker was my first. You can turn out some great stuff with it.

Warren
Where in Maryland, Warren? Born and raised there. Lived everywhere from Hunt Valley, Timonium, Towson, Annapolis, Sykesville, Laurel, Hagerstown, etc...
 

HalfSmoked

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Where in Maryland, Warren? Born and raised there. Lived everywhere from Hunt Valley, Timonium, Towson, Annapolis, Sykesville, Laurel, Hagerstown, etc...
Born and raised on the Eastern Shore I live 25 miles east of the bay bridge.

Warren
 

mcbrandons

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Welcome to the forums from Mississippi. Ex-pat living has been something I've thought about doing. Seems interesting.
Jim
Haha I thought I'd give it a try and 10 years later I'm still here. It's not all sunshine and palm trees but its a world away from stress of the rat race back home.
 

JC in GB

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Welcome from Wisconsin.

A 55 gallon drum barrel smoker can be made cheaply and easily. I am sure you could find suitable salvage parts almost anywhere in the world for one of these units.

JC :emoji_cat:
 

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Thanks for the like mcbrandons it is appreciated.

Warren
 

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