Smoking noob checking in

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by cwb124, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. cwb124

    cwb124 Newbie

    Hey there my name is Charlie and I'm just getting into smoking foods. I am primarily interested, at least for now, in cold smoking. Specifically, I want to make my own cold smoked salmon like you get at some sushi places. I also want to smoke some cheese and then at some point I'll get into hot smoking foods like ribs, brisket, etc.

    I bought a cold smoke generator off eBay from Porky Pa and so far it works great, but I am still a noob at smoking so I ruined some cheese last night. I bought a small metal trash can and mounted the generator and smoked some cheese, but I don't think I properly vented it because I had some nasty creosote smell and taste. I will try again tonight with some sharp cheddar and gouda with alderwood and apple.

    Looking forward to learning about smoking from the many experienced people here.
  2. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome aboard. Just read the your thread on tailpipe cheese. Sounds awesome.[​IMG][​IMG]

    Hopefully round two will fix er up for you. Good luck.
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome I'm new myself but I'm sure you'll find great advice here I know I have
  4. Welcome to the site.
  5. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. [​IMG]
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcpme to the SMF, a place to vent your smokin' experiences. Sounds like you figure out the why to creosote taste/smell. Good luck on your next try.
  7. Welcome to SMF. Good luck on round 2.
  8. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site...........Lots of great info here...........You will love it here...........

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