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Sat 27-Feb-10
4:16 pm
mutley
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No i did not many thanks..DohDohDoh

Sat 27-Feb-10
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Suz
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Hey Mutley, don't worry about using a link. It worked great. I love to see photos of the stuff going on from this board.

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Sat 27-Feb-10
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I agree with Suz.  If you have all the photos on your site it's easy for us to click through and see them there.

I'll try that again!
Sat 27-Feb-10
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mutley
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Many thanks it does make sence, but it feels a bit cheeky, i think.

Sun 28-Feb-10
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Danny
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Not cheeky, and not spamming, Mutley. Keep them coming. I really hope that your neighbours agree to use the garden for growing stuff, or at least a part of it.

I especially love your use of old 5 gallon drums/bottles. We use discarded olive oil cans from our local smokery / deli store. Fiona also keeps those large rectangular water bottles. Cut in half they make excellent cloches

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Sun 28-Feb-10
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mutley
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I would love a local smokery , then i would be a vegetable as well. lol getting back to my old roots is my excuse.

what is a cloches ?

Sun 28-Feb-10
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Danny
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A cloche is a cover that you put over young plants to protect them from frost or to encourage early growth. Some are made from glass but clear plastic works just as well. Fiona used garden fleece to protect ours this winter, like a small ploytunnel I guess. So there are many shapes and varieties of cloches.

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Sun 28-Feb-10
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Love your photos Mutley and think the idea of your link works well.  

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Sun 28-Feb-10
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Mutley, you can buy smokers from fishing tackle shops - not cheap - but if you have a look at the simplicity of the design, I am sure, Mutley, that you could make your own.

If you enjoy salmon or other oily fish, then freshly-smoke it by yourself, serve hot - are just so superior to shop-bought smoked fish. (Or any other foods, come to that!)

You can see a demo of the Lakeland smoker:

http://www.lakeland.co.uk/nordic-ware-kettle-smoke.....duct/13083

- you can see how simple it is. Smile

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Sun 28-Feb-10
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Danny
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Crikey, £65 for a smoker!

Nice design, though, and the thermometer is a good feature. Still, I have tasted duck breasts and trout from a home made biscuit tin smoker that were excellent.

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Sun 28-Feb-10
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Yes, Danny, £65 is a lot - that's what we thought.

We've had our 'ABU' smoker - from Sweden - for years now and everyone who has tasted the food that is smoked has gone away and made their own smoker - cheaper that way!!

Sounds like you've done the same thing!

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Mon 1-Mar-10
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This looks pretty neat, if you have a bbq with a lid. He basically lights charcoal in the tin and when it is white adds wood chips or sawdust (topping up ev half an hour through a hinged lid in the tin - gets hot).

He says it's the cold smoking method. All new to me, but take a look:

Mon 1-Mar-10
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mutley
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May make a smoker out of a pc tower case as would be tall enought to hang fish,sasauges ect. will have to look into some time soon...

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Hi, seahorse, and welcome to our bunch. Thanks for joining in.

Not sure what that video is supposed to be demonstrating but we are definitely fans of hot smoking as opposed to cold. Hot smoking cooks the food (mostly) as it smokes. That's how the marvellous Craster kippers are done and home cured smoked bacon, when we can be bothered to smoke it, that is.

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Thu 4-Mar-10
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hello all. ona site called intructables.com, there are instructions on how to make a smoker out of an old flower pot. I would thikn it would be very cheap to makeSmile

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