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Harry
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New User!

Post by Harry » Sat May 02, 2009 8:08 pm

Hello Board!

I am from the UK. I really enjoy cooking with a BBQ and recently i've been getting more and more 'involved'. I bought a smoker before Christmas and i just can't stop.

I was looking for pork recipies and ideas and came across 'pulled pork' which we don't have here. Anyway, i saw a vid with some guy doing just that and he mentioned BBQTalk. I've seen a few other videos, i'm sure, and you all sound so happy to be cooking meat i just had to come over and join in.

Cheers!

Harry.

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Re: New User!

Post by swampdaddysbbq » Sun May 03, 2009 12:42 pm

Harry Welcome to the forum have a GREAT BBQ SEASON. b3
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Re: New User!

Post by kevinv » Sun May 03, 2009 4:11 pm

hey! welcome aboard.

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Re: New User!

Post by Diva Q » Sun May 03, 2009 4:39 pm

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Re: New User!

Post by Hippieforever99 » Sun May 03, 2009 4:56 pm

Welcome Harry. I know that you will totally enjoy this site. Look forward to reading some of your future posts. 8) Hippie
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Re: New User!

Post by Harry » Sun May 03, 2009 7:36 pm

Thanks everybody.

I have a ProQ smoker. It's pretty rare over here. Not many people BBQ at all. Most don't go beyond sausages and burgers on a hot day.

I really enjoy BBQ in the cold! And whenever, really. But i do get looked at as a bit strange.

Anyway, i'm really looking for some tips on fine tuning my grill style. I've done some water smoking with the big pan in the proQ but i didn't feel it really added much except time. It took away a lot of heat. Is this a way to just lower the heat and enable longer cooking? So if i use coals and not charcoal i can cook overnight if i build a good fire?

No need to answer now, i'll go looking on the board and post it all.

Cheers.

H

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Re: New User!

Post by Christopher » Sun May 03, 2009 11:37 pm

Harry, so many questions.......

The Pro Q is a very capable first smoker (I'm assuming you have the original single bottom vent unit and not the larger Excel). The water pan is a heat sink and helps to regulate the heat in the cooker.

The Pro Q has a large water pan but a fairly small charcoal basket in relation to it. Add a bit less water next time (I'm not sure how much you've been adding). Also, pack as much coal into the basket as it will safely handle. I had a few issues keeping temperatures up for long periods of time without cracking the access door from time to time.

For an overnight cook you'll probably have to add more coals at some point and keep an eye on your temperatures making sure they don't drop off on you.

There are some big Pro Q supporters on the forum who can add more than me, ask away though, you might get more answers if you post questions in the beginner forum.

Welcome aboard!

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Re: New User!

Post by Brant County Smokers » Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:02 pm

Best of luck!
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