Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by chuckwagon, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. chuckwagon

    chuckwagon Newbie

    Back in UK after 10 years in the USA the last 7 yrs in Texas,which is where I picked up the bug for outdoor cooking and especially Smoking.

    I managed to bring back a 1000 w electric smoker which is a great little unit although I do have to use a 110 transformer to supply it. Just about to complete my 2nd  whiskey barrel smoker the first one was secreted away by my brother. I use most woods depending on what I am cooking Mesquite, Hickory, Apple and cherry are my favorites also like grapevine which I picked up as tip from a locale Vintner in Grapevine Texas . I am always on the lookout for things to develop into grilling or smoking units, at present I am tinkering with some large Victorian chimney pots using the small electric stove top elements as the heat source for small joints. I might just add that I am an Electrcal Engineer so should know what I am doing lol.

    Thanks for the site set up its great

  2. Hello and Welcome to our addiction.  Many good folk 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.  Check out Jeff’s 5 day smoking E-Course ( link below ) that will help you get started.  We look forward to your contributions.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!

  3. Hey Chuck, welcome to the forum from East Texas, glad you enjoyed your visit to our great state.

    Gary S
  4. chuckwagon

    chuckwagon Newbie

    Hi Gary` not so much a visit as they  say we liked it so much we stayed 11 years,  I had a ranch house set in an  3/4 acre about 25 miles sth of Dallas  a place called Collyville great outdoor life . Miss it and my friends thanks for the hello mail


    Ps before you ask we left because of the birth of our 1st grand child a boy named Archie. 
  5. chuckwagon

    chuckwagon Newbie

    Hi Danny thanks for the welcome, I have posted a couple of  pictures of a whiskey barrel smoker I have just completed and my first effort of a smoked half chicken since getting home.

    THX for the greeting 

    Last edited: Jul 25, 2014

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