cold smoking BBB

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eman

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I have the mes 40 and will use a smoke generator to cold smoke with.

 My??? is. With outside air temps upper 50s to upper 60s and the butts cured 16 days w/ the proper ammounts of TQ, is there a time limit that i should follow when cold smoking the BBB? Or can i just let it smoke tilli feel i have enough smoke? I will be slicing and freezing  then cooking to safe temp when ready to eat it.
 
I have the mes 40 and will use a smoke generator to cold smoke with.

 My??? is. With outside air temps upper 50s to upper 60s and the butts cured 16 days w/ the proper ammounts of TQ, is there a time limit that i should follow when cold smoking the BBB? Or can i just let it smoke tilli feel i have enough smoke? I will be slicing and freezing  then cooking to safe temp when ready to eat it.
This should give your some answers hope it helps  http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/66969/26-hour-10-lb-slab-of-side-bacon-smoke
 
You can smoke as long as it takes. Don't watch the clock watch the color of the bacon
 
I cold smoke bacon about 6 1/2 hours.  Plenty of smoke for me. The quality of smoke has a lot to do with it.  Wispy smoke for 20 hours is good, but billowing white smoke is bad.  I smoked to 11 hours, and the bacon was oversmoked for me.

Color should start about hour 5.

When it's cold out, I preheat my MES to 100° and then turn it off.  If it drops below 70°, I turn it back on to 100°.  Your MES 40 should hold temp for about 2 hours.

Some guys run the internal temp up to 120°.  I used to do it this way, but like cold smoke under 100° better.

Todd
 
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Why do i need to run the mes at all??

Don't need it for the smoke .   Do i need some heat?
 
In my book---as long as you want.

One of my Dried Beef recipes calls for smoking it for days---I think I got it from Rytek.

I go for color, and cold smoking takes a lot longer than warm smoking.

Can't wait for the Qview, Bob,

Bear
 
You don't, especially down South, where it's above Zero.

Bear
 

 Thanks Bear,

 i keep forgetting that it's still winter up there where y'all live. LOL

 Haven't decided if i'm going to smoke tomorrow or saturday. Stripers are running so i may fish tomorrow (less folks fishing on friday)
 
Why do i need to run the mes at all??

Don't need it for the smoke .   Do i need some heat?
Sorry, I misread your ambient temps.

You don't need heat with 50's and 60's for temps.

TJ
 
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