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Hello from Reading

Post  steveheyes on Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:22 pm

Hi,

I just joined the forum today. I feel a bit cheeky doing so as I don't yet have a smoker, however it's my 30th birthday in March and my lovely other half is planning to buy me a Frontier. Particularly good of her since she doesn't like meat all that much and she knows I'll just end up have the lads over for even more barbecues and all year round too!

I've always been a keen cook and I'm told I'm pretty good at it, I've also always been a bit more adventurous on the grill than a lot of people. My dad got the barbecue bug in Greece when I was a kid so I grew up with lots of barbecues
Very Happy

I'm looking forward to starting with a smoker as it's a new technique for me and I love learning new methods of cooking. Any tips from the seasoned pro's out there gladly received and I look forward to posting some pics from my first cook!
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Re: Hello from Reading

Post  All Weather Griller on Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:54 pm

Mate, welcome to the forum, there is no cheek in joining in now, I am sure you will be able to get plenty of advice on which smoker to use and plenty of cooking tips.

On the plus side and in light of your good ladies position on the meat, feel rest assured that smoked veggies can be just as good!

http://proq.forumotion.com/grilling-f4/ratatouille-t482.htm

http://proq.forumotion.com/sauces-rubs-and-sides-f15/potatoes-of-the-smoker-t518.htm

and because the frontier is stackable you can grill your veg and fruit also

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Roast potatoes in the waterpan:

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Checkout the veg basket on Mac's site:

http://www.macsbbq.co.uk/Accessories.html

Good luck and welcome.

Oh I would also suggest if you get chance to pick up a Redi Check ET-73

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Maverick-ET-73-Dual-Probe-Remote-BBQ-Thermometer_W0QQitemZ160290266110QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item160290266110
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Re: Hello from Reading

Post  Mack on Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:35 pm

Hi Steve and welcome to the forum!

I got your email, but thought it would be easier/better to answer your questions on the phone, so I'll give you a call tomorrow, if that's ok with you.

Ian
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Re: Hello from Reading

Post  Treegje on Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:57 am

Welcome to the forum Steve

If you look around at the forum,Will you find many good and useful tips and truks
I have experienced by doing it you learn so much
But as you are adventurous,that will not be a problem
keep us informed
put your adventures on the forum
with photographs,if it is possible Very Happy Very Happy
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Thanks for the replies

Post  steveheyes on Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:29 am

Hey,

Thanks for taking the time to reply and say hello.

Adie, thanks for all the links, plenty of reading for me to do Smile

Ian, a phone call would be great, I'll pop my mobile number in an email for you as I'm more reachable on that than my desk phone number which would have been on the email I sent you. I'm available most of the day apart from being stuck in meetings over lunch tiem today Sad

Cheers

Steve
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Re: Hello from Reading

Post  Novice on Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:02 pm

Hi Steve, welcome to the forum.
There's a lot of good, helpful people here & bucket loads of great smoking ideas.

I have a Frontier & I absolutely love it, the only problem is, it's addictive, & I now want to get an Excel. (Not that there is anything wrong with the Frontier, but the Excel has a few subtle additions). I got it for a bit of fun & it's turned into something of an obsession. So if you can stretch, get the bigger one, if not the Frontier will give you (& your friends) many hours of pleasure.

Like Adie say's, get the Redi check thermometer, it's a god send!

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Re: Hello from Reading

Post  ILBBQS.com on Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:36 pm

Hello from the other side of the pond, Steve. Glad you're here...it's never too early to join the group and join the fun. Very Happy
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Re: Hello from Reading

Post  Shrike on Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:40 pm

WELCOME!

Fun gang here. And Don Marco and Traegie keep us entertained and jealous with their pics.

Interesting location you have there. My wife is from Wyomissing Hills, her parents still live there on wellington, and another place on the river just off of broadcasting.

My favorites there are Kaufmans chicken, maybe a 20 min drive. has a put-put course outside. Also love Victor Emanuels, and this little sandwich shop in Hamburg.
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Re: Hello from Reading

Post  jenks_24 on Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:18 pm

Welcome Steve,

I love my frontier also. But if given the chance all over again, I'd go with the Excel.
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