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Sawadee Kap, Hello from Thailand


Joined Oct 14, 2013
Good afternoon,

My name is Guy. I live in Thailand when I am not working overseas in construction. A friend forwarded this site to me as I have been looking for some decent bacon here in Thailand but can only find the Streaky stuff. Being a Brit I love my Back Bacon or Canadian Bacon. Sadly there is none to be had up here in the North East Thailand. Bangkok is over 700 klicks and a 9 hour drive, so I can't quite nip down to the shops!

So I am hoping to glean some info outta you guys in my Quest to even make my own Bacon. Any suggestions on smokers, how to build one possibly, as things are a little limited up here.

Pork is Abundant though. I have, on occasion been down at t he market when the porkers arrive and then a few moment later they're sliced and diced and on the slab.

Beef here is a none starter as it's not a great taste and is tough as old boots!

Yes Thai food is delicious but it's the little things that you miss when you're abroad! Bacon is my little thing that I miss. We ( the wife and I) recently visited my folks in Australia, when we returned to Thailand we brought back a kilo of Bacon, honestly we should've brought more! That was the last Back Bacon I had.

Any way Thanks for letting me join your group.



Legendary Pitmaster
Joined Oct 20, 2010
Hello and welcome to SMF! Glad your friend pointed you in our direction. 

Not sure what type of smoker you are wanting to possibly build, but you could have a look around here  for some ideas. If you have a grill - really doesn't matter what type - you can always "make it work" as a smoker. One of my first projects on the gas grill, while waiting on my smoker was, of all things, Canadian Bacon:


Here's the search results for Canadian Bacon/Back Bacon



AMNPS Test Group
Joined Sep 8, 2011
:welcome1:to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but don’t hesitate to start threads and ask also!

We have an ”Articles” section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

gary s

Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
Joined Jan 6, 2011
Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything   ...........
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Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Joined Jun 13, 2012
to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 

We love to see pictures of what you are cooking (or what we call q-views here at SMF).  To "upload the q-views" just follow the directions here and it will be easier. If you are using a cell phone, an IPad or a kindle, go to the main SMF page and click the Mobile button. Will make the uploads a bit faster too.

If you didn't read the "SMF User Guidlines" .....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per TulsaJeff. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!

If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!



Epic Pitmaster
Joined Oct 7, 2012
Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

Happy smoken.

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