Hey everybody, it's good to find an active UK based smoking forum. Only started smoking a few months ago and it's been a step learning curve.
My dad gave me his old barbie, a char-griller smokin' outlaw and that was it. First attempt actually went pretty well, despite leaks everywhere, second was a bit better after a few seals, 3rd was worse, finished mods, 4th was okay, 5th wasn't and then a 6th 2kg butt took 14 hours before I gave up and stuck it in the oven 😄.
Between cooks 2 and 3 I won a monolith kamado junior so have been doing quite a few cooks on that too, pulled lamb being a revelation.
I've decided to stop throwing good money after bad with the smoking outlaw after reading the amazing ribs review and finding it explained a lot, but I still wanted an offset. Came close to getting a cactus Jack on eBay but was outbid at the last moment. With everywhere else being out of stock of my second choice, the Oklahoma Joe longhorn, I today ordered a Fornetto Razzo 22 as they were only 228 on eBay and am looking forward to seeing how vertical smoking works!
Sorry for the essay.