I'm in Texas and am new to cold smoking. Right now, there is no issue with finding days cool enough to cold smoke, but it will be a different story in just a matter of weeks. I am building a small wooden smoke box that I can hang meat in and will be using a homemade venturi-style cold smoke generator. I am wondering if it is ok to put a few bags of ice in the bottom my smoke box to keep the temperature down once things heat up this summer. I could put a tub of ice with drain holes in the bottom of the smoke box and even plumb smoke generator to force the smoke through the ice. Has anyone else tried this or does anyone see a potential problem with this idea? Like I said, I'm new to cold smoking and don't know if I am opening a can of worms with this idea. I got the idea from an episode of Iron Chef where they had a ice sculptor build a smoke box entirely out of block ice. I don't want to go to that extreme, but thought my idea would be a good compromise this summer.