I have been smoking for a few years. It started with a little chief, then a big chief, and then a weird little crock pot smoker that my wife got me at Walmart. For the last 2 years I have been doing chickens, turkeys, salmon, venison, and my family's favorite - cold smoking cheese. A few at first, and now about 200 lbs of cheese for all of my family and friends. I was using my little chief, 15' of metal dryer hose, and a big cardboard box.
A friend was getting rid of an old 50's style fridge a year ago, and it has been sitting in my garage waiting for me to build a smoker. I am finally going to do it. I have lurked around on this forum for a while now and yesterday I ordered the Auber Instruments WSD-1202CPH , with the wall mount (http://tinyurl.com/2ulnve4 ). I got a hot plate at Walmart, and a 8” cast iron pan to hold the chips.
I'll post pictures when I start construction this weekend.
I live in Kuna, Idaho, just outside of Boise. Besides smoking, I make my own beer, wine and mead, as well as homemade candy. I do most of the cooking in my family, just because I love doing it so much. I grow a large garden with mostly peppers and tomatoes, and hunt deer and elk every year.
Edited by gusdorman - 11/18/10 at 5:47pm