I know Case cold smokes with his mini but stacks pots. I dont know if anybody else colds smokes in the mini. So I got a 6" tube smoker from Todd. I didnt have another pot so I am trying it just the way the mini is. Air temp = 42 degrees She puts out some smoke. LOL Hard to see out the top vent Probe right on the steamer diffuser. Kind of breezy today so I insulated her. The highest the temp got was 75 degrees. A rise of 33 degrees on the diffuser. Temp difference between diffuser and cooking grate only varied by 3 degrees. I am sure you could put frozen water bottles on the diffuser to help with the temps. So the mini can be used to cold smoke in the fall, winter, and spring. I will have to see what this summer brings. I will keep updating this tread as I try different stuff. I am open to ideas too. I had fun doing it, maybe it will help some of you out there. Or maybe not.