So I figure after my first attempts at cold smoking cheese last winter in my MES 40, and with such popular demand for more (I never tried the product YET) it's time to step up my game!!
Big thanks on Mr. T's articulate How-To guide on getting me addicted. As well as Setesh for his post below on some guides/pictures of his cold smoking chamber.
Above is my initial design with the mailbox mod. Nothing is taped together yet. Went to the store tonight and bought some materials, then drilled into the back of the mailbox. I already owned the mailbox, so that was maybe 1/3 of my costs saved. Unfortunately, the 3" wholesaw bit made up for that. Lol
A couple things I may have to change. I think a 2" elbow going into the smoker might be more ideal and fit better. Also, the store did not have " flex duct.. but they did have the vinyl. I'm not sure if that will be a food safety issue. I can't imagine it would be since the smoke won't be that hot... Unless the smoke bleeds through the vinyl. If this is the case after I test then I will have to go find a Home Depot. Closest good hardware store is a few hours away. I also may add another pipe to it, or half of one to get the mailbox to sit on the ground.
I will continue messing with it, and may try to tape it up and run a smoke test through it sometime soon if I get a chance. Eventually I will get to cheese smoke stage, and can add/remove more pipe pieces as needed.