Weber Cold Smoker

Weber Cold Smoker

Postby saucisson » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:04 pm

This is a nice looking piece of kit

https://www.weberbbq.co.uk/product/webe ... king-unit/

I picked one up in the Black Friday Sales from a UK seller but it was out of stock and so only arrived today. I now need to road test it.

Given that I road tested probably the first ProQ one in the UK, it will be an interesting test.
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Re: Weber Cold Smoker

Postby wheels » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:40 pm

It's well priced at £25.99.

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Re: Weber Cold Smoker

Postby Swing Swang » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:34 pm

Will be interesting to read your review - one of the nice things about the ProQ is its all stainless construction. So far mine hasn't corroded and it comes out like new after a few cycles in the dishwasher.I'm sure the Weber is well made, and it looks 'designed', however I'd be keen to know what the solid black surround is made of, and how it stands up to the corrosive effects of the smoke and repeated washing.
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Re: Weber Cold Smoker

Postby Salmo » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:15 am

Will be interesting to compare it's ability to use various grades of wood dust with the pro Q.
Never did get my bulk buy of dust to work in the pro Q, despite getting is bone dry in an electric oven.
Just refused to stay alight.
Will try sifting it next time- if I can find a suitable riddle.
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Re: Weber Cold Smoker

Postby wheels » Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:44 pm

W here was the dust from?
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Re: Weber Cold Smoker

Postby Salmo » Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:45 pm

I bought it off of e bay,it was described as suitable for home smoking.
Looks clean & smells good.
I have come to the conclusion that the particles are too course ( despite originally thinking that this would cause it to burn more quickly)
It was bone dry last time I tried it but would not stay alight.
I intend to sieve it & just use the fine part but yet to find a suitable riddle.
Serves me right for being too tight to buy the " proper" stuff :(
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Re: Weber Cold Smoker

Postby wheels » Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:53 pm

That's disappointing. Could you use it for hot-smoking?

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Re: Weber Cold Smoker

Postby NCPaul » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:18 pm

Serves me right for being too tight to buy the " proper" stuff :(


I've done the same, but gave it to someone with a different smoker which I hope to use when the weather turns nice.
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Re: Weber Cold Smoker

Postby kil2k » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:17 pm

Salmo wrote:I bought it off of e bay,it was described as suitable for home smoking.

Serves me right for being too tight to buy the " proper" stuff :(


I can't recommend Ashwoods highly enough. The total for 15Kg of Oak dust, including VAT and delivery, was £23.57 the last time I bought some. After a bit of microwaving, I've never had an issue with the dust in my ProQ.

There's no option to order online, so the best way is to email or phone them. They were great when I called.

Phone number: 01536 523220
Email: ashwood.ltd@btconnect.com [the one on the website is wrong]

They'll invoice you at some point after the dust is delivered. I think they run the invoice batches once every week or so.
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Re: Weber Cold Smoker

Postby wheels » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:58 pm

I also buy wood from Ashwoods and can back-up what Kil2k says.

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Re: Weber Cold Smoker

Postby saucisson » Tue May 24, 2016 12:44 pm

First attempt was aborted as I couldn't keep the dust alight. But I think that was a dust problem rather than anything else as it struggled in the ProQ with significant amounts left un-burnt. The good news is it holds a lot more dust than the ProQ so probably good for longer smokes. I'll try again after a drying session.
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