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Cold Smoking in the snow

smokeybo

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Planned on smoking another dozen slabs (5lbs bellies) next weekend but it seems everything east of Dallas will be under snow.

I guess this is a continuation of that too cold so smoke thread. I don't like to add heat to my smokes because I've noticed the meat will sweat and I don't think that's good for the process.


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SmokinEdge

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Some good cold smoking weather for sure. Get it while you can. That switch will happen and be too warm,,, soon. Smoke’m up while you can.
 

jmusser

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The up north gang is waiting for it to warm up to cold smoke.
Ain't that the truth! Sorry I cannot cold smoke because the meat will freeze! I actually have some cured bacon to smoke but may wait till next weekend. Hot smoking has definitely added some time to the usual.
 

smokeybo

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can you freeze the cured bellies and smoke them later?

how about putting a single incandescent bulb in the smoker to generate some heat?
Way too much snow (over a foot) and far too cold now negative with wind chill.
I'll just wait another week.
It'll make 18/19 days in cur dry cure instead of 12.
A year or two ago I went on a last minute vacation and forgot about the bellies and they were in the cure for ~3 weeks total. It hurt nothing.

But when I asked here it was suggested I just rinse then freeze the bellies and thaw when I was ready to cold smoke
 

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