Newbie from Scotland, UK

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by dajamjar, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. dajamjar

    dajamjar Newbie

    Hey folks, just signed up so thought i'd post a wee hello.

    I'm a complete novice when it comes to smoking, i've always liked eating smoked food and living in Scotland its incredibly hard to find any of the good stuff you guys in the US call BBQ (smoked ribs, brisket etc etc) so have decided to try and do it myself.

    Haven't bought a smoker yet, looking to make the right choice which is a big reason for finding my way here.  Plan is to get something pretty cheap to start with, everything i have read so far suggests a vertical will be an easier starting point than an offset, though i am finding it very hard to find anything for sale mail order.

    Anyway, hopefully i'll be able to lean on knowledge contained in this forum to make life as easy as possible.


  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome James
  3. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    See the great thing about this site is being everywhere even Scotland. So look into checking into the free e-course offered here. It'll getcha a good base. Not much help with you smoker as I use the offsets? So once you get going let's see some Scottish recipes with qview
  4. jakerz66

    jakerz66 Smoke Blower

    Nice to have you aboard. How much are you looking to spend on a smoker set up? Just remember where there's a will there's a way..... A regular kettle grill set up the right way can produce some very good BBQ
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome James !

    Stick around & you'll love it here!

  6. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Welcome to smf glad to have ya!! use the search and wiki sections and do some reading to get ya started. Theres tons of info here on all types of smokers. Good luck.
  7. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Welcome to SMF nice to have ya.
  8. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member


         Welcome to the SMF! It's great to have you here. Please post often and let us know how you smoke in Scotland. Like, what kind of wood do you use, what kind of smokers are available to you over there and what's you favorite smoking meat? Again, welcome aboard and do let us hear from you soon and often.
  9. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF James.your right a ECB smoker is the cheapest and simplest way in.with that in mind look around for the materials to construct your own starter smoker.A little thinking outside the box and you will be eating some good Q in no time.goood luck in your search.
  10. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

    This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

    For those of you new to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.

    Click Here it's "FREE" ... 5 Day eCourseE
  11. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. [​IMG]
  12. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    WELCOME.As a someone new to smokeing meat.I would say go to forums go down to smokers & eqipment look under smoker builds to get inspearation.Why buy a cheap smoker when you can build your own to last a lifetime out of stuff you find or get for free.Their are folkes on here that have verry little in some verry nice smokers.[​IMG]  Build it, smoke it ,they will come.  
  13. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


  14. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF James, Lots of info here on every type of smoker and smoker builds. Good luck & glad to have you aboard.
  15. Welcome!  Nothing like a good BBQ!

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