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    G’Day from London

    Hi Everyone.

    Originally from New Zealand, I have been in London the last 20 years.

    Late last summer I experimented with smoking on a very old Weber Kettle (vents rusted open etc) that was left in the garden when we moved in, rather than just grilling on it like we normally do. I started with chicken wings, then breasts, thighs and ended up smoking deboned legs of lamb.

    Everyone loved the results, I really enjoyed the process, part of which was sitting in the garden drinking some beers for a few hours in the sunshine while being able to tell the wife I am too busy cooking to do anything else. Yeah, she caught on pretty quick, and came out and joined me the next time I smoked some food - hahaha!

    Even with my very little experience I think I am hooked, it is great fun trying different wood, chips, chunks, seasonings etc i love it. And so far the food has been great, although not always to my personal taste in regards to the level of smoke flavour, but others love it with a lot of smoke, so it is all good.

    In February we got a 18.5 WSM, fired it up the other day, I will put the results on the new owner section.

    Love this site, so much information, and tips. Am looking forward to taking part.

    Cheers

    Aaron.

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    Welcome Aaron!
    Looks like you have been having good times with that old kettle.
    I am sure you are going to like your WSM

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    Welcome Aaron. Congrats on your new WSM. I predict there'll be a lot of good BBQ coming your way.
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    Thanks Anne and Tim.

    I think there is a whole new world about to open up for me.

    Can’t wait.

    Cheers!

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    Welcome!! My smoking background is similar to yours. Started off just doing a couple things on my kettle and then decided to get a smoker. You're gonna love what you make with it!
    22" Weber Kettle; 18" Weber Kettle; Big Brother: 18" Weber Smokey Mountain ; and Brand New Baby Brother 14" Weber Smokey Mountain

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    Welcome! I have come to love smoking in my Pit Barrel Cooker when i dont want to fuss around with the kettle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Z View Post
    ...I experimented with smoking on a very old Weber Kettle...
    Everyone loved the results, I really enjoyed the process, part of which was sitting in the garden drinking some beers for a few hours in the sunshine while being able to tell the wife I am too busy cooking to do anything else. Yeah, she caught on pretty quick, and came out and joined me the next time I smoked some food - hahaha!

    Even with my very little experience I think I am hooked, it is great fun trying different wood, chips, chunks, seasonings etc i love it. ...so it is all good.

    ...we got a 18.5 WSM, fired it up the other day...
    Cheers

    Aaron.
    Welcome Aaron, you're doing good things in London!
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