Hello and Welcome to our addiction. Many good folks here with a load of experience that they are more than willing to share. If you have specific questions just start a thread and someone with experience will be along soon to offer advice. All info you can provide us with such as smoker type, location and so on will help us answer any questions you may have, and pictures help a bunch. Spend some time doing some research on the forums, tons of advice and recipes already available there. Check out Jeff’s 5 day smoking E-Course ( link below ) that will help you get started. Couple other good threads to help you get started included. We look forward to your contributions. Have fun. Good luck. Keep Smokin!
Standard stock "Hello". WOW! a way to monitor and control temps in a cold smoking system! In a home built cold smoking system. The answer is YES! it can be done. One question. Why not hot smoking? SO! PITFALLS ABOUND! with cold smoke set it and forget it in my opinion. How good are you at electronics? We are talking about heat sensors and fans all controlled by a central "computer" unit. So that if it becomes too hot an exhaust fan and a blower fan kick in to add ambient temp to the smoker. If it becomes too cold an exhaust fan kicks in to draw more heat from your smoke source. BUT! THEN your smouldering smoke source MAY ignite causing the smoker to become too hot. Rinse and repeat! Also 2 things will also happen: 1. add extra air to your smoke source and your dust/shavings whatever will not last as long and 2. you are always dependant on outside/ambient temp.. It CAN be done. Actually if you chose the right time of year and your smoking equipment is built correctly you can probably start a cold smoke and walk away for 8-10 hrs.. Can you do the same as a business year round and provide quality product without monitoring; NOT so sure. Just my thoughts.
NOW! If we are talking the second Tuesday of the month then it ALL changes! Welcome to the fun! Keep Smokin!