running a bit hot

Discussion in 'Smoke Houses' started by zoom1200, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. zoom1200

    zoom1200 Newbie

    hi all , looking for some suggestions on how to run cooler in my coldsmoker

    doing my first  test run today and its -9 out

    currently running between 48 and 50 degrees would like to run 38-42

    both top vents open

    and bottom vent by smoker is open on 1

    using a amazing smoker with both ends lit

    here is my smoker

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/156820/i-love-my-father-in-law-build

    thanks for any suggestions

    M
     
  2. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    just curious as to why you need to run it colder... nothing wrong with temps you have now.... what is it your gonna cold smoke ?
     
  3. zoom1200

    zoom1200 Newbie

    Mainly for cheese
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Anything below 70 is okay for cheese. Only lighting one end may help cool it down.
     
  5. zoom1200

    zoom1200 Newbie

    Ohh thought you had to be under 50. Thanks
     
  6. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    nope.. go ahead and put your cheese in... no sense in wasting good smoke....
     
  7. zoom1200

    zoom1200 Newbie

    Much appreciated will post some pics from this smoke
     
  8. elginplowboy

    elginplowboy Meat Mopper

    For future reference, a water pan filled with ice is what I use.
     

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