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idea for smoking my bacon

post #1 of 13
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since i live in northwest indiana  it is pretty cold out  so my thinking for cold smoking my bacon in my MES and keeping temps above freezing  i will  put a 75 watt light bulb in there  that should keep it just warm enough  maybe 50 deg will  experiment with this tomorrow

any one try this before???

post #2 of 13
haven't tried the bulb trick in a smoker but I do keep one in my welding rod humidor and it keeps it pretty hot,,, will be interesting to see how it does in a smoker... If to hot go with a smaller bulb and vice versa..
post #3 of 13
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75watt light been in smoker for 3hrs now  temp on the MES says 69deg  was 41 when i started it . letting it run all night will see where its at in the am

post #4 of 13

Nice idea...waiting to find out the final results. I live at 8500 ft in Colorado and I just turn the MES on at 100* for a few minutes then shut it down, but I've never cold smoked later than 7 PM. 

post #5 of 13

That sounds like a great idea! 

post #6 of 13
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got home from work last night  checked temps  outside temp was 40ish my smoker temp was 86 deg.  cant wait for friday !!!!!!!!

post #7 of 13

Hey lkrus, not sure if you plan on using a pellet or dust smoker for your cold smoke but just keep in mind it will add heat as well as the light bulb.  Not sure if you had your dust/pellet smoker going when you did your test....just something to consider....

 

-Salt

post #8 of 13
I use a 75 watt light bulb for my dry sausage . It's in a old up right freezer . I also have 2 fans to keep the air moving . I'm in south Texas so cold is never a problem .
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by SmokinAl View Post

That sounds like a great idea! 



 yes i agree

 

post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by GrayStratCat View Post

Hey lkrus, not sure if you plan on using a pellet or dust smoker for your cold smoke but just keep in mind it will add heat as well as the light bulb.  Not sure if you had your dust/pellet smoker going when you did your test....just something to consider....

 

-Salt



yes going to use my AMNPS and no i didnt have it going during my test but had thought about the added heat  thinking about dropping down to  40 watt bulb???? thanks for the heads up though

post #11 of 13

If you use it with dust you won't have much of a temp change at all - the pellets might get ya 10* or so with those external temps would be my guess. 

post #12 of 13
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pellets!!

 

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