Hi from the Philippines

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by hankus, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. hankus

    hankus Newbie

    :sausage:Hi everyone
    I'm a newby here so here is a bit about myself. I am retired Canadian, Australian duel citizenship, retired in the paradise of the Philippines. I operate a wood fired pizzeria in the scuba diving resort of Sabang Poerto Galera. I smoke bacon which I use on my various pizzas that calls for meat and I smoke for my personal use as well. I use a converted water pressure tank with a charcoal burner in the bottom and use coconut husk to smoke. I need a bit of help but will post again after I've gone through the threads posted here. :sausage:
  2. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome from a fellow Canadian, Hankus.


    You will find lots of great info and nice people here. 

    The Phillipines must be an interesting place to retire to. I look forward to your posts.

  3. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      Welcome Hankus! Glad to have you with us! Feel free to ask your questions, but don't hesitate to use the search functioin. Lot's of good info there.

  4. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    There's lots of tropical woods that you can use...

    Guava, lychee, longon, avocado, mac-nut, coffee, etc...
  5. hankus

    hankus Newbie

    hi guys
    Thanks for the posts. unfortunatly in oriental mindoro as in the philippines it is iligal tog cut down trees so I have buy my wood from people who venture out into the hills and forage for fallen trees Fruit trees around these parts are rare except for mango which again I have to wait for a tree to fall over and when it does we buy the whole tree. I wish I could source woods that are available in the states or canada.
  6. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome this is a great place to learn all sorts of stuff.
    Coconut husk an alternative for smoking woods?
  7. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Hankus Welcome to SMF  My wive and I have a place in Pasay, looking forward to some of your smokes.
  8. hankus

    hankus Newbie

    Looking forward to seeing you in Sabang sometime. I also make the best wood fired pizzas in puerto Galera. :welcome1:
  9. 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.
  10. [​IMG]   Good morning and welcome to the forum, from a very nice and warm day in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of                    information on just about  everything 

  11. donr

    donr Smoking Fanatic


    I know a few people on the forum smoke with Pistachio shells.  I don't know if they're available in the Philippines or not.  I don't know what other alternatives  there would be.

  12. paulh1966

    paulh1966 Smoke Blower

    Welcome from Paul in Arkansas, hope you enjoy.
  13. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Hankus Corn cobs they do grow corn down there. You will be amazed at the flavor.
  14. hankus

    hankus Newbie

    Looking forward to seeing you in Sabang sometime
    Corn cobs. , do you use dried after you've munched on the cereals or fresh corn?
  15. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    No get them and strip the kernels before they turn them into feed or pop corn.
  16. hankus

    hankus Newbie

    Corn cobs, will try that next. Thanks. So far I've only been a member fro one day and the results and help have been great thanks again.
  17. Hank, happy to see that you joined the forum. Knew you would like it here. CF
  18. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member


      welcome to SMF. We have another member it Chang Mai Thailand. Goes by Thailand Phil. He also has wood fired pizza experience. We have a chat room .

    and he is in there most every night 8:00 - 8:30 CDT. so every morning when he wakes up. Stop by and chat w/ us if you get a chance
  19. Dude...I was just in Sabang. I've lived in Makati for 8 years and go there 2-3 times a year. Whats the name of your Place?
  20. Coconut is used for a lot of things. Burning husks and they make very hard charcoal from coconut. Burns for a long time.

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