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post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by MarkJ247365 View Post
 

Hello All, 

 

I am wanting to connect something to my Cold Smoker Attachment and I am looking for the easiest way possible. I came across this, do you think this would work?

 

https://www.homebrewsupply.com/inkbird-digital-temperature-controller-thermostat-110v.html?gclid=Cj0KEQiAhs3DBRDmu-rVkuif0N8BEiQAWuUJr-acgswsJLCbcNZl4EHmHds6eZD-JtA_W5R-MN3FSiwaAitr8P8HAQ

 

Or do you think doing the dimmer switch is what I'd have to hook up?

 

 

No, that controller is used to regulate temperature. Trying to find a temperature that gives good smoke would probably be difficult with the cold smoke accessory. You're just really trying to reduce the output of the element so a dimmer/scr would probably be better. 

post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by miatawnt2b View Post

I've done a couple things on mine.  First my MES cold smoke attachment is on a rheostat so I can turn down the element.  Seems to work well about 75% of max. Second I've found I have better luck with chunks in mine. I do have to split most of the chunks from the bag with a chisel to get them to fit, but they burn a lot cleaner and slower IMO. Third if you look through some of my posts you can see that I have extended the tube between the MES and the cold smoke unit much like above, though I ran mine around the back of the MES so the cold smoke unit still can sit beside the smoker for a clean look.

-J

At 75% power roughly what is the temp? Also what are the steps that are good to follow to get a good amount of smoke? Would it be best to leave the cold smoker at 100% power for a set time, and then dial it back to 75% for the remainder?
post #23 of 29

I just got the Cold Smoker attachment a few weeks ago and used it to smoke some sausages in my GOSM. Like many, I found the chips burned up very fast. I was using Little Chief Smokehouse chips, which are very fine. I found an Amazon review that said when using fine chips, you can get the smoker going well and then shut off the power and the remaining chips will continue to burn slowly.

 

Other folks said that the larger size chips like Weber, Wester, etc, burn much better and longer and keep power on the whole time.

 

Haven't tried either yet but will once the rains stop.

post #24 of 29
After the cold smokers gets goin good usually 10 min or less I shut the power of it has always continued to burn I get 5 hours easy
post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by pa42phigh View Post

After the cold smokers gets goin good usually 10 min or less I shut the power of it has always continued to burn I get 5 hours easy

 

Cool. What type of chips are you using?

post #26 of 29

Firespice by weber
post #27 of 29
Thread Starter 

I just used a flexible aluminum dryer hose from Home Depot. It works pretty well. I bought an elbow and an adapter and it fits together nicely the hose slides over the male end of the cold smoker. The adapter fits in the chute of the MES and in the one end of the Elbow. The dryer hose slides over the other end of the Elbow.  I bought some clamps but they didn't really do much and not much smoke escapes through the connections. The hose expands so I can position the cold smoker wherever it needs to be. It is quick to set up and works reasonable well. So far the chunks appear to be the best alternative but they have a tendency to jam in the cold smoker so I still haven't figured out a solution to that. The chips work but burn to fast and still bind in the chute. We are in Wisconsin so I can't take a picture right now as everything is put away for the winter. You may have to buy a few pieces to get the right connections but you can always take the unused pieces back. It was hard to figure out exact dimensions. Good luck.

 

Roger

post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by headgeek View Post

I just used a flexible aluminum dryer hose from Home Depot. It works pretty well. I bought an elbow and an adapter and it fits together nicely the hose slides over the male end of the cold smoker. The adapter fits in the chute of the MES and in the one end of the Elbow. The dryer hose slides over the other end of the Elbow.  I bought some clamps but they didn't really do much and not much smoke escapes through the connections. The hose expands so I can position the cold smoker wherever it needs to be. It is quick to set up and works reasonable well. So far the chunks appear to be the best alternative but they have a tendency to jam in the cold smoker so I still haven't figured out a solution to that. The chips work but burn to fast and still bind in the chute. We are in Wisconsin so I can't take a picture right now as everything is put away for the winter. You may have to buy a few pieces to get the right connections but you can always take the unused pieces back. It was hard to figure out exact dimensions. Good luck.

Roger
Can you take photos of the parts you used to hook up the dryer flex tube. I can't figure it out. Or maybe UPC numbers. I have mine hooked up to my new 30" smoker with duct tape...
post #29 of 29

3" adjustable aluminum elbows   ...   1 for the Mail box....  1 for the smoker....  3" aluminum flex pipe.....

 

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Hooked up to the smoker and mailbox.....   If you use the AMNPS smoke generator, leg help a bunch...

3 - 1" holes in the MB door.....

 

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