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Fire Starter
Original poster
Feb 7, 2017
North Ayrshire
Hey folks

Quick introduction. I'm a stay at home Dad to 2 girls, 5 and 7, and live on the west coast of Scotland. I love cooking and make almost everything from scratch.

I've just ordered my first smoker, a cheapo German job on Amazon, and am really looking forward to getting my smoke on!

Up till now I've done briskets and pork joints in my slow cooker, and shredded them. Hoping a smoker will take the taste to a new level!

Hope to get to know you all as I begin my foray into smoking.


glad to have you on board lot of great guys and gals on here look under the forum heading and you will find all kinds of info.

Hello and welcome to SMF from the Great white North  
. Browse the forums and ask lots of questions, get involved. There is a an amazing amount of info, recipes and knowledge here that are second to none. Enjoy good luck and share your experiences.  
Hi Keith, 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 Group,

And introduce your self on the UK Roll Call

The UK Smokers Group Is where UK members can ask and share information that is unique to smoking and curing in the UK and does not obviously fit into any of the main forum categories.

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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Hi Keith and welcome to the forum. There are a growing number of UK smokers on here and it is great to be able to welcome another. What tyoe of smoker do you have - photos would be great. If you post them before you try your first smoke then we may be able to offer a few up-front pointers as to how to get the most out of it - rather that you having to find all of the pitfalls by trial and error. Each type of smoker is different and behaves differently and it is important that you take time to learn how to tame yours without too much frustration.

Temperature control is the most important thing to learn. You might want to try it first using something inexpensive like a chicken or some sausages (lol yes I am serious) as suddenly finding that you have a charred crispy brisket that is raw inside as a result of you going for a cup of tea can be quite down-heartening.


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