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Cold and Hot smokin' in Dallas

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I am new to this forum as a member but have checked it often for advice. I am in Dallas,Texas USA and use a Char-Griller Akorn cooker for hot smoking and a home built cold smoker made out of a surplus paint cabinet and a smoke generator made out of a cocktail shaker ( found on the interweb that works great and for just a few bucks). I have hot smoked almost everything with great success and am fairly new to cold smoking. I have cold smoked cheese, salt and bacon. The cheese was outstanding with apple wood and the salt was also very good with cherry wood and mesquite. I am still working on the bacon recipe, the first batch was too sweet and the last batch was too salty. The next batch should be perfect. I use Pecan, Mesquite, Hickory, Apple, Cherry and Peach wood to smoke with depending on my mood  and food I have in the smoker.My cold smoker has double walls with a fan and heating element for using as a dehydrator for making jerky.


Qview of the cold smoker.


I look forward to many post and hopefully lots more smokey goodness


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Welcome to the site.  Great looking cold smoker.  I've got an Akorn also.  Great bang for the buck cooker.

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Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
because their are so many different ways to make great Q...
Happy smoken.

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texas.gif  Good morning and welcome to the forum, from a cloudy and rainy looking day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.



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Welcome to SMF! welcome.gif
We're glad to have you. The search bar at the top is your most valuable resource here. This forum has been around for over ten years, so there is a good chance that any questions you may have, have already been answered (they may have 10 different answers, but you'll get an instant response non the less).
Please be sure to post your smokes along with your process and recipes. We will be glad to help you along the way and we may also learn something new ourselves in the process. Also, don't forget the very important Q view! (We're mad for pics on here 😁)
Always remember to have fun because it's not fun if you have to work at it.
Thanks for joining,
- Ryan
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