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New to smoking (food anyway)

rockdoc

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Hi there,

I'm new here and have joined. I am from Scotland but moved to New Zealand with my wife and 3yo daughter last year. I've just taken possession of a 44 gallon (55gallonUS) drum barbecue that a mate of mine knocked together to my design. My wife (South African) and I love bbq (or braai to use her term) and cook outside all year if the weather is passable.

It is in horizontal orientation and I wanted the lid kept on. I'd like to use it to smoke a range of the wild food I shoot and catch down here on the West Coast of the South Island in NZ. This includes; venison, wild pork, trout, duck, goose and snapper.

I'd like to get some advice on how to go about setting it up for smoking or as a jerk oven. Also to maybe get some ideas for recipes, methods, smoking times and temperatures?

Cheers,

AP
 

fpnmf

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Welcome! Lots of info here.

Look at the WIKIs, forums and try out the search tool.

Good luck and have fun!!!

  Craig
 

SmokinAl

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Welcome to SMF. There are a lot of very friendly & knowledgeable folks here to help you. I urge you to sign up for the free E-course. It will give you the basics. Then start asking questions. Good luck & glad to have you aboard.
 

mballi3011

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 First off welcome AP to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are alot of really good folks that would just love to help you with anything to do with smoking. Now we like having new folks here to give a new prospective on some of the ways we do things around here. Now if you are really new then I would suggest that you sign up fir the 5-day E-course it free and it will give you the basics on smoking and a few recipes too. Here's a link to it:

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/list/127

then you will have a method to your newly found madness and believe me it will be a madness. Then when you start smoking things you will have to learn how to post the pictures / Qview 

here. So here's a link to a tutorial on how to post your Qview so we can see what your doing.

 http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/82034/how-to-post-qview-to-smf

Now the next thing you have to do is run out and get something to smoke. Then just smoke it and if you have any questions just post  them here and we will answer all your questions that you might have. Oh yea there's no stupid questions we were all there in the beginning and we just really like to help others enjoy the fabulous smoked foods that we do. So again

Welcome to Your New Addiction    
 

beer-b-q

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Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.
 


This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.
 


For those of you new to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.

Click Here it's "FREE" ... 5 Day eCourseE
 

rockdoc

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Joined Jan 25, 2011
Hi there,

Thanks for the big welcome!

I have been active on forums for a few years; "Theseatroutforum", "salmonfishingforum" and more recently "fishhunt" forum in NZ so I can post and stick pics up once I start getting going.

Just wondering if anyone else on here has a similar home-made drum and how they use it. Or at least where to start looking!

Cheers

AP
 

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