I'm a 36 year old dude who's loved smoked food for an age! I've recently moved into the middle of nowhere and I am trying to realize my dream of setting up a small commercial smokehouse for retail of my wares to local food establishments (at first) then go national via an online shop.
I live in the UK, in West Yorkshire, about an hours drive from both Leeds and Manchester.
I'm getting sick of sitting at a desk staring at a computer for 8 hours a day, so its time to do something about it!
Only problem is that i live in a Smoke Control Zone... I just had a call from my local council though and it looks as if there is a way around this legal issue:
1) using a smoking cabinet that contains the smoke (I could expel the smoke from one cycle per day but I couldn't have a chimney)
2) installing costly PM filters/sprays to ensure that any smoke emitted is within the healthy limits as provided by the Environment Agency
3) set up shop in a non smoke control zone (30 mins away)
Now that I have this information to hand I can look for premises, but does anybody have any experience in this area? Ways I can comply or systems/units I can use?
I'm all for traditional smoking methods, but I'm a scientist at heart and would love to create/adapt modern technology to produce classical tasting smoked food, but with a modern twist...
Looking forwards to talking to some more experienced people on here.