Easy to build Cold Smoke Generator

Easy to build Cold Smoke Generator

Postby JLPicard » Thu May 11, 2017 3:54 pm

I didn't think posting in this old thread would be appropriate so I thought I'd bring the discussion back to a new thread.
Here's the link to the old thread and discussion:

It makes for a great read, but unfortunately, none of the image links are still active. I have some 4" Al pipe I want to play around with to see how well these work as cold smokers. Does anyone that posted in the original thread still use this?
Here's another link to another site with a nice homemade coldsmoke generator:
He even incorporated a smoke purge fan to empty out his smokehouse so he can open the door. My smokehouse is in my basement so I would probably do the same.
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Re: Easy to build Cold Smoke Generator

Postby wheels » Thu May 11, 2017 8:52 pm

This sort of cold smoke generator seemed to feature less on forums once the much simpler Cold Smoke Generator (CSG) became available from ProQ.


It looks pricey for a small simple bit of kit, but I've yet to meet anyone who used the older systems that doesn't think it was a major step forward. 12 hours smoking without hassle.


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Re: Easy to build Cold Smoke Generator

Postby NCPaul » Fri May 12, 2017 6:17 pm

In the US this is a good option as well:

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Re: Easy to build Cold Smoke Generator

Postby RodinBangkok » Sat May 13, 2017 5:29 am

I know a lot of people have trouble keeping those maze type units lit when using different types of chips/dust, but as I've never used one, I can't say for sure. I use a home built gravity feed using charcoal in the bottom, works great for me, uses an aquarium pump for venturi type injection of smoke.
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