Greetings from paris France

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by hotpockets, May 2, 2013.

  1. Hello all,

    My names Marcel Elliot

    New here, im originally from Florida USA [​IMG]  but now live in France. Very new to the smoking game but not to the grilling world. I am buying an offset smoker that has a grill surface of 80cmx40cm and a coal box of 34cm x 31cm. My primary use is for a 15 kilo suckling pig. Any sudgestions? France isnt a great place for grills and smokers.  [​IMG]

    Much appriciated

    Marcel Elliot.

  2. welcome to the group Marcel. maybe you can teach the French all about smoking.if you will use the search bar at the top of the page you will find lots of answers to almost aanything you want to know.others will be happy to help.remember to post lots of pics. we like to DROOL!

    happy smoken.

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  3. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums, Marcel Elliot!  Glad you joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastime...Smoking and Grilling great food!  Lots of friendly and knowledge folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.

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  4. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us!

    Jeff offers a free 5-day E-Course and its packed full of great information no matter what your experience level might be!

    If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums.

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

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  5. Does any one have any experience with these? They dont seem big but look like they can be messed with
  6. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Look the brand up in the Reviews part....or the Smoker Type areas of the Forums.  I dont know what brand that is....someone should be able to give you some pointers.

  7. i have never used one myself. fire it up and see how it burns. see how the temp holds and what you do to raise and lower the temp. throw something on it and see what happens.have fun with it. you will have some great Q in no time. remember to take pics.

    happy smoken.

  8. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hotpockets, welcome to the SMF. Ya got a decent little smoker there and should do the trick. You will need some good thermometers to track temp.

    There are a host of Modifications you could do to the Smoker, but nothing a roll of tinfoil won't fix temporarily. A 15Kg. Pig will be 34to35lbs. Cook @ 300* to 165 in the deepest muscle , then let rest .

    A little bit larger Pig on a larger Smoker , but you can do it. Open him and place something to keep it spread open then stretch the legs out forward and back  (not up like pictured). You may need to cut the legs some(to the knee or so) and it will fit.

    Your pit will be full , but a FULL PIT cooks better - Mass. holds heat.

    have fun on your venture and as always , have fun and ...
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  9. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 45,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!
    The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!
  10. Awesome!!! Thanks for the info. I will definitely try this out and take plenty of pictures.

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