New cold smoke generator designed in the UK

Re: New cold smoke generator designed in the UK

Postby Slarti » Thu May 21, 2015 7:20 am

Cheers, Brian (I assume). With the exception of using two types of dust at the same time, and two proQ's, yes I have tried this as well.

I will go home soon to check to see if my attempt at lunch time - new, bought, dust, and a blend of woods (unknown) has managed to stay asmoulder.
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Re: New cold smoke generator designed in the UK

Postby GUS » Thu May 21, 2015 7:53 am

Found it...

My less first thread from 2013 with regards to the csg & fuel...

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Re: New cold smoke generator designed in the UK

Postby derekmiller » Thu May 21, 2015 8:16 am

Slarti wrote: I tried microwaving the sawdust to dry it out,

I preheat the oven to 100C and stick the loaded CSG in the oven for 10 minutes. I also don't pack it down, just pour the dust into the CSG and brush off.
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Re: New cold smoke generator designed in the UK

Postby Slarti » Thu May 21, 2015 12:29 pm

Well, after another four goes - following all the advice that has been passed my way, and trying combinations of different things - I finally look like I am having some success.
It's been going over an hour now.

The only thing that I did the last time that I hadn't tried was to hold the blowtorch onto the dust for about 2 minutes, if not longer.

A long way short of 15 seconds with the tealight like in the youtube clip......


Cheers for your help Gus, and others.
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Re: New cold smoke generator designed in the UK

Postby wheels » Thu May 21, 2015 1:09 pm

Is this ProQ supplied wood? If so, I'd contact Mac about it:

http://www.macsbbq.com/

HTH

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Re: New cold smoke generator designed in the UK

Postby GUS » Thu May 21, 2015 2:42 pm

Slarti.

Thinking onward..

I find rotating the candle when lit & in place works well for me, getting an even surge of burn on the angled elevation (maze run in).

I also find I use a tiny "elevator" flat metal piece (the screw in a molten wax is a major cause of leakage & waste) ..it's cut to fit, aids insertion, adjustment & removal without any faffing about, = no burnt fingers.
estimate the metal is a mere 2 mm in depth.

I'm wary of blowtorch use based on what type of solder is utilised in the construction (& something i've discussed elsewhere) which could result in de-soldering the joints, therefore strength & stability.

That said, it's all a learning curve & you will conquer it.
My lighting to smoulder time with non macs material is around 2 minutes, which I often forget about & leave till 5 minutes has elapsed & a wee dust fire is raging :oops:
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Re: New cold smoke generator designed in the UK

Postby Slarti » Thu May 21, 2015 8:54 pm

Waaahey!! Still going this morning. (and of course the bloke who lent it to me needs it back this morning....)

Gus, I will keep that in mind next time. (I assume that I will be getting a proQ myself)

Phil - no, but it is the only brand of wood supplied by the mob that the csg was bought from. It was moderately coarse - I would guess at 2-4 mm - and I put some of it through the thermomix and mixed it back with the original, as well as giving it the microwave treatment.
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Re: New cold smoke generator designed in the UK

Postby wheels » Thu May 21, 2015 10:08 pm

If they sold it as being for the CSG and it doesn't work - That's bad. :cry: :twisted:

The grind of the dust seems critical to its efficient operation - I git the impression that it can be too fine.

I hope that you solve it soon.

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Re: New cold smoke generator designed in the UK

Postby BriCan » Fri May 22, 2015 5:05 am

GUS wrote:I'm wary of blowtorch use based on what type of solder is utilised in the construction (& something i've discussed elsewhere) which could result in de-soldering the joints, therefore strength & stability.


No need to worry about that I have had mine since the beginning of January and have been using then five days a week since getting them .. been lighting them with the blowtorch since day one and are still as strong as the day I got them

I have even put them trough the commercial dishwasher at work a few times just to keep clean
But what do I know
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Re: New cold smoke generator designed in the UK

Postby GUS » Fri May 22, 2015 6:45 am

Slarti,
Well to save you looking anymore, this is the stuff that has never failed for me & countless others who use the firm local to us, even with courier fees its damn cost effective, ...compared to time & frustration you've experienced in the meantime.

Ok, obviousy there is macs own, but if you smoke in any real qty you'll want a few bags of this stuff (i'd recommend a 3 variety purchase to keep you truly happy.

the Raucher Gold brand dust,
Räucher Gold
E 150-750
Size 0.2 to 2.5 mm

After re-establishing it worked sometime ago, (long story in the annals of time) this is what a lot of us uk smoking spods use courtesy of Ashwood in Kettering. (lovely people)
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Re: New cold smoke generator designed in the UK

Postby GUS » Fri May 22, 2015 7:38 am

:lol: I'll shut the hell up then Brican.

(however do bear in mind you may stress the frame longterm by subjecting it to non design behaviours)
Candle works well for me, & saves me torch gas to light the bbq lumpwood.
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Re: New cold smoke generator designed in the UK

Postby kil2k » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:27 pm

GUS wrote:the Raucher Gold brand dust,
Räucher Gold
E 150-750
Size 0.2 to 2.5 mm


Cheers for this. I've just ordered a sack, and even with the courier cost it'll save a LOT of money if I end up cold smoking regularly :shock:

Shame I don't still live round that area. I'd have popped over and filled the boot!
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Re: New cold smoke generator designed in the UK

Postby GUS » Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:04 pm

Ah bum! ..next time ask on the forum first & any amount of obliging forum members may be able to weigh out some, & get it couriered over.

I weigh & bag for just this purpose, either for lending a cold smoker out or for a variety swap. usually have a round 10 polygrip bags ready to go, (by that I mean each weighing a lb or so).
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Re: New cold smoke generator designed in the UK

Postby kil2k » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:03 pm

No worries, it's stall a small price to pay, and if I get bored of cold smoking I can always put it in foil and use it for hot smoking in the Brinkman :)
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Re: New cold smoke generator designed in the UK

Postby Swing Swang » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:38 pm

kil2k - If you're not to far from where I work in Camberley maybe we could go 50:50 when you next order. PM me when the time comes round.
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