Hello to SMF! I just finished building a "small" home smokehouse for cold smoking. Though since I live in southwest Louisiana, it will mostly used in our winter time, Jamuary and part of February . For instance today, it was 95 with heat index of about 105. One would need and AC to attempt cold smoking. I plan on using the A-Maze-N smoke unit to keep the heat down. I hope to learn how to smoke the way Grandpa did 50 years ago. Thanks to all for the ideas I have been reading.