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Poor mans cold smoker

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Picked up this bird feeder for 7 bucks,all metal. Going to try and use as a pellet smoker. Figure I'll put it in the grill at high temp to burn off Any nasties I don't want going with the smoke. Thoughts?
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I use two of the six inch "A-maz-n" tubes, (And, yea they are proud of them for what they are), but they work very well.

 

The potential problems I see with your bird feeder is in lighting it without burning up the wire cage.

 

Once lit, I think that your rig could work OK

 

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Yep for the price the tubes from Todd are the way to go. I spent many years messing around with homemade smoke generators.



I don't anymore...
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Edited by Smokin Phil - 7/22/16 at 8:10pm
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What's wrong with a pineapple can? Poke a couple holes in the bottom for oxygen.
I know it's no amzn tube, but at $2 it fits the poor man's buget.
just my 2 cents of course but if you can afford pellets buy the amzn tube.
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Originally Posted by yossarian View Post

Picked up this bird feeder for 7 bucks,all metal. Going to try and use as a pellet smoker. Figure I'll put it in the grill at high temp to burn off Any nasties I don't want going with the smoke. Thoughts?

Hi yossarian, I bought one of them, but it was galvanised, so just be careful! I burnt the Galv off with a blow torch!
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Yep for the price the tubes from Todd are the way to go. I spent many years messing around with homemade smoke generators.
 

 

I don't mess around making my own either, but my preference for cold smoking is the AMNPS over the tube. The tube smoker I use for hot smoking.

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Hi yossarian, I bought one of them, but it was galvanised, so just be careful! I burnt the Galv off with a blow torch!

 

The burning paint fumes will probably be more of a problem than the galvanised parts. As Steve says you should make sure that you burn that off before you use it.

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Originally Posted by valleypoboy View Post

What's wrong with a pineapple can? Poke a couple holes in the bottom for oxygen.
I know it's no amzn tube, but at $2 it fits the poor man's buget.
just my 2 cents of course but if you can afford pellets buy the amzn tube.

 

Pellets ain't that high.  My first bag of these has lasted me almost two years.  (The tubes for cheese and bacon is about all I use these for).

 

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