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Cold Smoking in the snow


Fire Starter
Joined Apr 10, 2018
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.



Master of the Pit
SMF Premier Member
Joined Jan 18, 2020
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.


Smoking Fanatic
Joined Jan 11, 2020
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.


Fire Starter
Joined Apr 10, 2018
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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Joined Nov 12, 2020

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