It's been awhile since I posted and thought i'd share a few pics. I didn't get enough but I got some. For Christmas this year money was a little tight (wife just had our first baby), so for gifts I thought I'd cold smoke some cheese, and also smoke some nuts to give as gifts.
Here is the mixture I made for the nuts. Pecans halves, Almonds, and Peanuts. I got the recipe from someone on here. It has honey, butter, brown sugar, some cayenne, and salt.
Here they were out of the smoker. Smoked at 240 w/ some mesquite lump.
I can't say they were a success just because the lump I used wasn't the greatest for this (just didn't have any other fuel at the time). SO the strong mesquite flavor attacked the honey and really stuck with it. The mixture/seasoning was excellent though, so next time it's hickory.
Here is the cheese, I didn't get a shot of the provolone, but I made my cold smoker out of a tin can and soldering iron (here is the youtube link I got it from). Used Apple Wood dust, and some hickory chips. Smoked for about 2 hours per side.
I can't comment on how it turned out yet...it's been vacuum packed and is mellowing for the 10-14 days now. I'm getting real curious though since I gave it as gifts w/o trying it first....