Good Morrning, Afternoon & Evening Depending on Where You are In The World

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by smokewood, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. smokewood

    smokewood Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Hi I am based in the UK, where it rains about 9 months of the year if we are lucky.  

    Smoking food in the UK is just starting to take off, and is now becoming popular in the UK. with BBQ restaurants and pop up market stalls appearing throughout the country.

     I have been smoking for a couple of years now, but the real Eureka moment was when we went on holiday (vacation to you good people across the pond) to America  and had a fantastic time where we visited a lot of BBQ restaurants and smokehouses. We experienced the fantastic selection of smoking woods that are available, not just wood chips that are sold in the UK, but in splits and chunks. 

    We decided that the UK was being short changes and decided that the UK should have a better selection of smoking woods, not just chips. but also chunks and splits and dust also.  We also decided we wanted to promote native UK Smoking woods so after a lot of research Smokewood Shack was born.

    We sell mainly Alder, Apple, Beech, Cherry, Oak and a few other fruit trees,   The great thing about it, is that I get to chat with like minded people who have a great interest in something that I love to do, and really enjoy.  I am trying to promote the more unusual smoking woods in the UK, and give the wood away (not good for business so my accountant says) but I feel it helps to spread the word, and encourages people to try different flavours.

    I am also into plank cooking, I just love the simplicity of it - it's awesome.

    Anyway enough from me

    Best Wishes 

  2. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Smokewood and welcome

    There are a few of us hardened smokers on here from the UK and we had our first national meet this year. I understand that some from here already buy wood from you and based upon Danny's (KC5TPY) recommendation I will give you a try soon too. Please be aware though that unless you are a sponsor on the site then any overt advertising is frowned upon and any advertising posts may be removed by one of the moderators.

    Do you smoke often yourself? If so what type of smoker do you have? Where in the UK are you based.

  3. [​IMG]   Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a nice cool East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about                       everything

  4. smokewood

    smokewood Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Hi Wade,  

    I am based in the Peak District, which is lovely.  I have a Brinkmann Special Edition which I love.  My wife thinks it looks like Stephenson's Rocket!!  I don't get to smoke as often as I would like, but manage to crank the brinkmann up a couple of times a month. I love cold smoking, and have made my own bigger version of the Pro Q, cold smoker, which smokes for 24 hours, which is fantastic.  I am also into plank cooking,  I am addicted to the fantastic flavour of cedar.

    I have dropped Jeff a message to keep things above board


  5. Hello Wade.  This wood site is new to me.  Will be checking it out soon as I can.

    Hello and Welcome to our addiction.  Many good folks here with a load of experience that they are more than willing to share.  If you have specific questions just start a thread and someone with experience will be along soon to offer advice.  All info you can provide us with such as smoker type, location and so on will help us answer any questions you may have, and pictures help a bunch.  Spend some time doing some research on the forums, tons of advice and recipes already available there.  We look forward to your contributions.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!

    Last edited: Sep 24, 2014
  6. smokewood

    smokewood Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Thanks Gary, I look forward to picking your brains to get the most out of my smoker 

  7. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sorry Danny. I was getting mixed up with "Smoke Woods" from Littlefairs
  8. 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...
    Happy smoken.
  9. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Smokewood, welcome to the family!

    Which part or the Peak District are you in? Not that far from you, I do regular deliveries out Chatsworth and Bakewee
  10. smokewood

    smokewood Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Hi Smokin Monkey I live near Glossop in the High Peak.
  11. smokewood

    smokewood Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Thats the great thing about smoking, there are 1001 great ways to smoke a piece of meat, and maybe just as many ways to get it wrong...........the fun part trying to work out the great ways!
  12. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★


    Welcome to the Smoking forum. You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have. Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right. LOL. Don’t forget to post qviews.

  13. smokewood

    smokewood Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Thanks Gary, appreciate your kind words.

    I have just been looking at your profile, it sounds like like you live in the perfect location, middle of no-where with acres of land - my kinda place.

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