Hello from Ilocos Norte, Philippines!

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Hello from Ilocos Norte, Philippines!

Post by Stolker » November 22nd, 2018, 4:15 am

So, I've been a member for some time, mostly reading threads here and there to pick up bits of advise. I got an email from Frank the other day asking me to send photos of my first Smoker, so I am making an effort to do that. But first, found the Introduce yourself thread, so here I am...

So, my name is Chris, originally from outside of Boston, but transplanted to the Philippines in 1997 and stayed here ever since. I started smoking with a small offset about 20 years ago, got pretty good with it according to family and friends, and decided to take it to the next level after being downsized a few years ago.

Early 2017 I moved out of Manila to the northern part of the country, near my favorite kite surfing spot, and opened a smokehouse. Spent a week or so last year with a local welder fabricating a prototype gas vertical smoker that has gone through some changes, but is still in use (and still technically a "prototype"). It is big, and works pretty well considering I am on the second floor of my building and have to use it indoors... I took on the name Meathead, and have been smoking up a storm since. You can check us out on Facebook under PaoaySmoke if interested.

I am attaching a photo of the smoker, as well as the Coolabah that served as the template. I will post more details in the near future.

Cheers!

Chris (aka Meathead)
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Re: Hello from Ilocos Norte, Philippines!

Post by Big T » November 22nd, 2018, 10:41 am

Welcome aboard!


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Re: Hello from Ilocos Norte, Philippines!

Post by JKalchik » November 22nd, 2018, 11:20 am

Wait... you said 120 *KILOS* of meat???? Wow.

What are you using for wood?

Oh, and what time is dinner? :D


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Re: Hello from Ilocos Norte, Philippines!

Post by ajfoxy » November 22nd, 2018, 5:00 pm

Welcome and that beast looks awesome.


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Re: Hello from Ilocos Norte, Philippines!

Post by Dirtytires » November 22nd, 2018, 7:27 pm

Are you running that off propane? And inside?

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Re: Hello from Ilocos Norte, Philippines!

Post by Stolker » November 22nd, 2018, 9:47 pm

Dirtytires wrote:
November 22nd, 2018, 7:27 pm
Are you running that off propane? And inside?

:exp: :exp: :exp:
The whole kitchen run off of LPG. With a lot of ventilation.



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Re: Hello from Ilocos Norte, Philippines!

Post by Stolker » November 22nd, 2018, 9:52 pm

JKalchik wrote:
November 22nd, 2018, 11:20 am
Wait... you said 120 *KILOS* of meat???? Wow.

What are you using for wood?

Oh, and what time is dinner? :D
Yes, I said kilos. It is a beast, 60cmx80cmx160cm smoke chamber...

Mostly using Hickory for the pork, with a bit of Mesquite for Briskets. Apple and/or Cherry for bacon.



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Re: Hello from Ilocos Norte, Philippines!

Post by JKalchik » November 23rd, 2018, 10:23 am

Sir, you make it tempting to book a flight to the Phillipines... what's your menu look like? Are you bring American smoked food to the Phillipines, or are you making local cuisine in it?

Are you using the LPG as a primary heat source, or just to light the fire?


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