Question about cold smoking peanuts and almonds

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schultzkasha

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Sep 17, 2013
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Pittsburgh Pa
I have the amazn 18 in tube smoker I was thinking about smoking peanuts and almonds . I was looking for tips and any help I can get . Should I use raw almonds  ? Thanks for any info .
 

mr t 59874

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Jun 9, 2011
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Trout Creek, Montana
 
I have the amazn 18 in tube smoker I was thinking about smoking peanuts and almonds . I was looking for tips and any help I can get . Should I use raw almonds  ? Thanks for any info .
Welcome to the forum.

If you are asking about almonds that are packaged, they are not raw.  Try both hot and cold smoking and determine which you like best.  You can apply much more smoke cold smoking if you like more smoke.

Experiment with small batches, it lengthens the time you get to smoke.

Tom
 

smoker21

Meat Mopper
Feb 13, 2011
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Missouri
I was doing some cheese "cold smoke"  and I had some room, so I tossed in some factory roasted almonds, "Sam's right out of the bag".  I plan on leaving them in for a couple of hours.

I'll let you know in a bit how they came out.

JD
 

foamheart

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I kept noticing that when folks smoke nuts they are mostly in aluminum pans and need stirring. If you laid a new Qmat on the grate, would that not eliminate the need to constantly stir? The smoke could circulate.

Just wondering....
 

dirtsailor2003

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Oct 4, 2012
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I kept noticing that when folks smoke nuts they are mostly in aluminum pans and need stirring. If you laid a new Qmat on the grate, would that not eliminate the need to constantly stir? The smoke could circulate.

Just wondering....

I have some perforated tin trays that I got at the dollar store. I like them better than the mats, because they have a lip all around and the nuts don't fall off! They also work good when doing Scarbelly's sweet spicy nuts.
 

smoker21

Meat Mopper
Feb 13, 2011
261
17
Missouri
 
I was doing some cheese "cold smoke"  and I had some room, so I tossed in some factory roasted almonds, "Sam's right out of the bag".  I plan on leaving them in for a couple of hours.

I'll let you know in a bit how they came out.

JD
So I put some roasted almonds in for about 2 1/4 hours with Hickory, put them in a zip bag for a couple of days.  Tried them today and they ain't half bad.  Not great but my wife & I will eat them.

With out a salt or sugar component, the almonds are a bit dry.

Oh well it was worth a try
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cohoho

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Nov 16, 2013
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Terrace B.C.
I tried some roasted almonds in a hot smoke with apple wood and l smoked them for a good two hours and found they had very little smoke flavour. Should I just smoke longer or is there a wea to get plain roasted nuts to take on more smoke flavour?
 

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