So now that I have most of my Electric UDS done I have moved on to the Cold Smoke Generator. As it happens I have a 5 Gallon Corny Soda Keg that has a cracked weld and is thus no longer going to be a useful pressure vessel. I was thinking about turning it into a Cold Smoker Generator and was trying to figure out if it would work well....
Basically it is a 5 gallon stainless steel pressure vessel. It has a lid that comes off the top, and 2 "posts"... one gas in which has no "dip tube" and a liquid out which has a tube that goes to the bottom of the keg.
Here is my plan...
1) Seal off the gas inlet.
2) Attach an aquarium pump to the liquid outlet (to push air in the bottom).
3) Cut a hole in the lid and attach a 1/4 pipe for the smoke outlet.
4) Mount some sort of grid/mesh/etc at the bottom as a support for the wood.
My question is will this work?... The cylinder is huge in comparison to most other smoker generators. Should I try to build up some structure or something in the middle so my wood chips aren't just floating around... any ideas?