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Hi all, 

 

Just thought I'd introduce myself, I'm from Scotland. 

 

I've always loved BBQing, however here in Scotland normally we can't get it the BBQ out so much due to the terribly wet weather here on the west coast of Scotland. However this year has been good and I've been looking for a new BBQ. I was currently using an old open grill handed down to me by my father in law, but have been looking at a new kettle unit but decided they just weren't what I wanted.

 

Hence I have  taking the (huge) plunge and just ordered myself a Kamado Joe classic II. Living somewhere where it mostly rains this is basically a ludicrous purchase..however I am determined I will use it all year round. In fact I've told my better half we can't use the oven for the next 6 months just so I can justify the cost!

 

I also ordered, Beer can chicken holder, Pizza stone, calzone press, looflighter and based on recommendations on here..a thermoworks smoke. 

 

I love american style BBQ food and smoked foods, so hoping I will be able to recreate some of that goodness here! I also bought the Hot coals Kamado book, hoping its decent ..I have seen the meathead book. But felt I might leave that for a few months until I have honed my technique. 

 

thanks! 

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Welcome to Kamado Guru. Great purchase. You might care about getting wet but the KJ Classic won't know or care if it's  raining or sunny. 

 

You might be cooking American BBQ but we want to see some Scottish food. 

 

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Welcome from a fellow Brit !  I'm sure you will love your Joe - and it's certainly a great option for less than ideal climates ;)   I've certainly used mine in some pretty crap weather.....

 

Where did you get your thermoworks smoke from btw - did you have to order it from America ?  I couldn't find anyone selling then in the UK.

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Welcome from a fellow Brit ! 
 
Where did you get your thermoworks smoke from btw - did you have to order it from America ?  I couldn't find anyone selling then in the UK.


Thanks Pete.

I got it from Amazon...it does say in the thermoworks site not to buy from there. But the costs was quite heavy to import it. However it was a reputable seller and a company that seemed fine with a good background (ETI limited). If you can't find it let me know.



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Welcome!  I just visited Scotland for the first time in April.  Beautiful country and great people, we absolutely loved it.

The KJ should be able to produce good results even if the weather is not perfect.  I'm sure you will find lots of great tips on here.

Enjoy your new kamado!

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Welcome aboard from a Canuck Kamado fan!  If we can use ours in minus 30*C, you can withstand a wee soggy day!

 

Lets see the photos when it arrives and when you do your first cook!

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29 minutes ago, SuperJohnG said:

 

 


Thanks Pete.

I got it from Amazon...it does say in the thermoworks site not to buy from there. But the costs was quite heavy to import it. However it was a reputable seller and a company that seemed fine with a good background (ETI limited). If you can't find it let me know.



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Interesting - ETI are the UK partners with Thermoworks. I asked them earlier in the year about getting a smoke and they told me they had no plans to sell the smoke in the UK !!!  So I ended up buying a Thermopro.  I found it on Amazon now - good price as well....

 

Anyway, I do like ETI/Thermoworks products - I have a Thermapen and also a Dot which I use in the kitchen oven. Both are superb and I suspect the Smoke will be as well.

 

Thanks for the info and be sure to post up some pics of your cooks once you are up and running !

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Interesting - ETI are the UK partners with Thermoworks. I asked them earlier in the year about getting a smoke and they told me they had no plans to sell the smoke in the UK !!!  So I ended up buying a Thermopro.  I found it on Amazon now - good price as well....
 
Anyway, I do like ETI/Thermoworks products - I have a Thermapen and also a Dot which I use in the kitchen oven. Both are superb and I suspect the Smoke will be as well.
 
Thanks for the info and be sure to post up some pics of your cooks once you are up and running !


Ah well there you go. Should be fine then. Thanks will do.

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Welcome to the family.  There is no bad weather for BBQ- only bad clothing and bad tie-downs for whatever you're using for shelter.  Looking forward to a good smoked haggis recipe.  I have had smoked pig stomach stuffed with andouille and rice back in Louisiana, can't be that different.

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Welcome John!  Looking forward to hearing about and seeing pictures from your cooking experience.  I had a hard time taking the plunge when I went "full ceramic," but haven't regretted it one bit!

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