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Just Finished My First Cold Smoker

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Hello all.   Been lurking for a while and have gotten some great info from all the posts on these forums.   I'm on vacation this week and just finished my first cold smoker build.   I made it out of an old wooden barrel I found and used the coffee can and soldering iron method.   I plugged the soldering iron in for 20 minutes then unplugged it.  At the time it was 34 degrees outside and the smoker got to 71 degrees inside at the time I unplugged it.  After an hour it was still smoking and it was 26 degrees outside and the temp inside was 78 degrees.   I may try to plug the iron in for less time to see if i can keep the temperature down tomorrow.  I will probably use this mainly for smoking peppers. nuts and cheese if I

 

 

 

 

cant keep the temperature lower but would love to be able to throw a slab of bacon or two on there.  Here are some pics.

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Pipe the smoke into your barrel. That will "clean" the smoke and allow it to cool keeping temps down. You might want to think about a amnts.

https://www.amazenproducts.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=AMNTS
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Originally Posted by mowin View Post

Pipe the smoke into your barrel. That will "clean" the smoke and allow it to cool keeping temps down. You might want to think about a amnts.

https://www.amazenproducts.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=AMNTS


Mowins got the right idea...For cold smoking a mailbox mod with an Amazen Tube Smoker might be your best bet.

 

Look up Mailbox Mods and you will get a multitude of great ideas and techniques.

 

I use mine all the time for cold smokes and have great success.

 

Good Luck and Keep on Smoking!

 

John

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I agree with the others about the pellet smoker, but I have to say it sure looks pretty!

 

Al

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Thanks for the feedback everyone.  I am gonna see if I can make a mod to pipe the smoke in.  I just changed my neighbors broken mailbox from Christmas so I happen to have not thrown the old one out so I will see if I an make something work.  I did some almonds for my first test with some homemade chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, hot sauce with just a little oil to hold the spices on.  Put it in the smoker for two hours and came out pretty good but the temp was still a little high.   Once I get a MOD to work I will take a picture and repost.  Thanks.

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