I now have a working cold smoker, I had it running for two and a half hours at full throttle this morning. Iam quite chuffed with the way it's turned out.
I have made a smoke generator for my friend who lives a couple of doors away. He has put a four draw filing cabinet in his shed, and put the flue straight through the wall. He works at a sawmill, so we are blessed with stuff to burn, already we have Oak, Beech, Cherry, Plum and Apple.
It's fair to say our neighbourhood smelled fantastic this morning!
As for the cure, Iam looking at trying both wet and dry, but Iam not rushing into it until Iam certain of what Iam doing. I can see that it would be easy to make a mistake and with the chemicals involved the result might not be pleasant.
But I have seen some nice Salmon fillets at Costco, which has my name on one, so I might be doing Salmon for my first smoke.
Here's where we are at now.
If I can get any cures locally, I'll post details.
Thanks for all your help guy's, very much appreciated.