I picked up some cheese the store had on sale 50% off, my kind of deal. I loaded up one row in the AMNS with cherry and maple dust and got that going. Next the water pan filled with ice. Four hours of heavenly TBS before the drum hit 109° and had to pull it as I got one little drip of cheese in the water pan. I started at 5:30 this morning before it got to hot. So can you smoke cheese on a summer day? Yes you can. Enjoy.