My question is during the summer can i cold smoke without lighting any charcoal? Summers in Atlanta can be hot and from what i understnad you want to keep the temp when cold smoking under 80. Thanks for your help.
As long as you have a place to put it, you can do like I do (Below).
Just fill a plastic jug 3/4 full & freeze it. Then put it in when cold smoking, preferably between the heat source (AMNPS) and the meat or cheese you're smoking.
Some people just put ice in, but that can cause enough moisture to put your AMNPS out.
Exactly. This will help keep your smoker temp down. If you have room, you can put 2 frozen water jugs in.
The big thing is this way you don't get the extra humidity you would get from just throwing Ice in a water pan.