cold smoking???

Discussion in 'Info and Practices' started by rednecknm, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. What is cold smoking and how does one do this?
     
  2. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Cold smoking it putting smoke on meat or cheese.  The temps are normally held below 100 degrees.  You are not cooking the food just flavoring it
     
  3. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    When cold smoking meat it needs to be cured to allow prolonged smoke times.  Cheese is stable enough that it can be cold smoked right out of the package.   Something as simple as a cardboard box and a smoke generator is fine for cold smoking small quantities.
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

  5. Alblancher, did you say simple???[​IMG]

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  6. Real simple.

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  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  8. sound1

    sound1 Smoking Fanatic

    Looks to be some major engineering projects there...folks laugh when i tell them "I could smoke your cheese in a cardboard box", but Scott, That is one of the nicest UPS smokers to date, and a bit larger than my USPS Flat Rate unit.
     
  9. Can anybody advise me about using fluorescent bulb recycling drum for cold smoking. I got one brand new and its look like a perfect setup instead of a cardboard.
     
  10. Got a pic. I've never seen a fluorescent bulb recycling drum before. [​IMG]
     
  11. Thanks sound. It was easier to build than it looks. The parts were destined for the dumpster at work and then I had a vision. LOL.
     
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    Mine is a bit shorter but bigger in diameter. As funny as it sounds........
     
  13. sound1

    sound1 Smoking Fanatic

    Size doesn't matter, or so the say. [​IMG]    Anyway, looked them up and they say environmental friendly....but at $55 a pop, a little tape and free flat rate boxes from USPS would go along way, and the money you save could get ya an AMPS from http://www.amazenproducts.com/
     
  14. But for free it's a good deal.
     
  15. yep yep it was for free. I was even thinking to mount it on top of MES40 and cold smoke something while I hot smoking another stuff.
     
  16. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We only have two in our house.

    For small cold smokes like cheese, BBB or Canadian Bacon?

    We just use the AMNS in the Weber 22.5 kettle.

    Works fine.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  17. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    You could do this but tape a plastic bag over the Controler...It don't need smoked! ...or...Put a 90* Elbow and run a Stack over to your tube...JJ
     
  18. sound1

    sound1 Smoking Fanatic

    I'm sorry Jimmy, BUT...........

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  19. There was a picture on this forum. Someone put another box on top of original smoker. Its kinda rises around half a feet and connected with a pipe. I wonder if it affects air circulation in MES.
     
  20. That is awesome! My co-workers bout fell down when I told them I smoked meat in there!
     


    This will surely work!


    Might want to watch how much heat you allow up there if you're cold smoking it...
     

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