I also made a cold smoker...

I also made a cold smoker...

Postby Wunderdave » Tue May 22, 2012 8:06 pm

I went and built myself a cold smoker. This is an aluminum/copper plated tin I got at the thrift store, using the instructions I got in this thread

In the bottom there's a hole with a T-valve, connected to an aquarium air pump. On top of that is about 6 steel wool scrub pads, and a grate I cut out of 1/4" grid chicken wire. On top of that I put wood chips. Hickory here.

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Add one of these,

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and close the lid, which has a hole drilled in it.

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I wonder if it makes enough smoke to use in the full size weber smoker?
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Sure does.

Since Brican seems so insistent on it I smoked this bacon 3 times in as many days for 5-8 hours each time. Standard Ruhlman maple cure. Took the skin off before slicing it.
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I have to say this is probably the best bacon I've ever had. The flavors of the pork and the maple take a front seat to the smoke flavor, which nonetheless is present. It's just very smooth, compared to hot smoked bacon.

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As always this site is a wealth of useful information, and i appreciate the plans - I was able to build this for $20. Next step is to build a condenser chamber like Saucisson did in that thread.
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Postby vagreys » Tue May 22, 2012 11:24 pm

Great job! Another inspiration to get me off my butt and building my smoker.
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Re: I also made a cold smoker...

Postby BriCan » Wed May 23, 2012 12:37 am

Wunderdave wrote:
Since Brican seems so insistent on it I smoked this bacon 3 times in as many days for 5-8 hours each time.


:oops: :oops: Sorry



but is sure looks good :D
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Postby Wunderdave » Wed May 23, 2012 2:46 am

I'm slowly learning to take your advice...
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Postby BriCan » Wed May 23, 2012 4:44 am

Wunderdave wrote:I'm slowly learning to take your advice...


:shock:

Did I ever tell you I know nowt :)
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Postby wheels » Wed May 23, 2012 11:54 am

...another cold smoking convert Brican - you're doing well.

Phil :D :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: I also made a cold smoker...

Postby saucisson » Wed May 23, 2012 12:49 pm

Wunderdave wrote:I went and built myself a cold smoker. This is an aluminum/copper plated tin I got at the thrift store, using the instructions I got in this thread

As always this site is a wealth of useful information, and i appreciate the plans - I was able to build this for $20. Next step is to build a condenser chamber like Saucisson did in that thread.


It looks great, well done.
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Postby BriCan » Wed May 23, 2012 2:57 pm

wheels wrote:...another cold smoking convert Brican - you're doing well.

Phil :D :lol: :lol: :lol:


:oops: :oops:

a few more months and I will receive my ticket as an apprentice :D
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Postby mitchamus » Wed May 23, 2012 11:04 pm

looks great - I love weber mods!
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Postby Wunderdave » Thu May 24, 2012 2:35 pm

Thanks everyone. I look forward to cold-smoking some andouille sausages this month with it.
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Postby BriCan » Fri May 25, 2012 1:55 am

Wunderdave wrote:Thanks everyone. I look forward to cold-smoking some andouille sausages this month with it.


You do realise that the month is just about up :shock: , I only bring this up as I know I will be on a 'big' bird this time next week :D :D
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Postby Wunderdave » Fri May 25, 2012 2:22 am

The andouille is for a crawfish boil scheduled for June 9 so in any event it will be within the next few weeks.
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Postby BriCan » Fri May 25, 2012 2:51 am

Wunderdave wrote:The andouille is for a crawfish boil scheduled for June 9 so in any event it will be within the next few weeks.


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