smoke generator

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by steve1966, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Hey everyone, I was thinking about smoking some cheese and maybe some other stuff,so I built a cold smoke generator,and wanted to show it off and see what others think,I am not the greatest welder but it seems ok?

     
  2. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Much better welding skills than I!    Looks great, you should be able to use chunks, chips, pellets and lump very easy in that.   What's it going to be hooked up to...a smoke house or grill?
     
  3. Thanks! I am hooking it to a grill.I have my fingers crossed, I haven't used it yet.
     
  4. doctord1955

    doctord1955 Smoking Fanatic

    Is bottom open?  So u can light it? ash?
     
  5. I have a hole drilled in the bottom about 3/8 " for lighting, hope to just dump out the ashes. The hole is on the side bottom.Anyone else made their own? I would love to see it.
     
  6. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Yea someone did just last week on here...it runs on an air compressor.

    You'll want your air holes above where the ash will land or it'll choke off.
     
  7. doctord1955

    doctord1955 Smoking Fanatic

    I have a false bottom in mine with a quarter sized hole covered with heavy duty hardware cloth!  Original bottom has a hole in it for air 1/4 drill bit.  bottom is held on by a pin pull pin take bottom off light put bottom back on will smoke for 6 hrs!
     
  8. Do either of you have any pictures?This is the first one I have ever used/made,mine has a bottom with nothing in it  but the one hole,should I go up higher from the bottom and drill more holes? Thanks for any tips.
     
  9. doctord1955

    doctord1955 Smoking Fanatic

    I will get some pics taken on Monday for ya!  I run mine on a aquarium air pump.  Variable speed.  But when smoker is running right the heat rising thru my smoker pulls the smoke into smoker so don't have to run pump!  I can run sawdust and chips and chunks!  Going to try pellets!
     
  10. Thats neat! Is there a certain height I need to put it.I haw never seen sawdust for sale do you make your own?
     
  11. doctord1955

    doctord1955 Smoking Fanatic

    You can get sawdust at almost any butcher supply house or vender!
     
  12. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Good job on your generator.  If you can put some expanded metal a inch or two above the bottom it will provide good air across the bottom of the fuel and provide for ash.

    Tom
     
  13. Thanks doc! I will be on the lookout for some sawdust.

    Thank you, Mr T  I will get some expanded metal and try it I may have to cut it in half.
     
  14. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Rather than cutting it in half.  Cut the expanded to near size, turn the edges up and press it in.

    Tom
     
  15. my pipe is blocking the way,but I have a different idea ,I will post picks when I am done.Thanks for the idea though.
     
  16. Ok! Finally here is my modified smoke generator will this work? Hopefully yes want to try it this weekend.


     
  17. oh, Doctord1955 If you are still following this I would really like to see your generator. thanks for all the tips everyone.
     
  18. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That will work to hold your fuel in the chamber.  You will want to put a sliding plate of some sort on the bottom to control the air input otherwise your fuel will burn rapidly and hot.  You want it so you can open it to light your fuel with a torch then close it down to restrict your air input.  Hope I am clear.

    Tom
     
  19. doctord1955

    doctord1955 Smoking Fanatic

    Trying to figure out pics now
     
  20. doctord1955

    doctord1955 Smoking Fanatic




     

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