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Smoking Techniques => Cold Smoking => Topic started by: BrandNewSmoker on June 29, 2012, 01:04:21 PM

Title: Cold smoke box
Post by: BrandNewSmoker on June 29, 2012, 01:04:21 PM
Hello all,
     Once again i turn to all of you for advise.
            This time I want to build a box to help in cold smoking. My question is is there a problem with building the box out of pine? I was going to use hickory but at 3to 4 dollars a linear foot i figured wife would not be to happy if i dropped 100 plus bucks just  for like 6 planks. box dimensions are going to be 24'L X 13"H X 16.5'W.
     any input is greatly appreciated
Title: Re: Cold smoke box
Post by: Tenpoint5 on June 29, 2012, 01:09:00 PM
Why not get the cold smoke adapter for your Bradley and smoke that way?
Title: Re: Cold smoke box
Post by: BrandNewSmoker on June 29, 2012, 01:16:36 PM
   really for no other reason then to give me something to do, and the box can stay placed right under the smoker.
plus anyone can make it work with the right parts...lol
Title: Re: Cold smoke box
Post by: viper125 on June 29, 2012, 06:53:07 PM
Wood burns steel don't no brainer.
Title: Re: Cold smoke box
Post by: manxman on June 30, 2012, 04:13:05 AM
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This time I want to build a box to help in cold smoking. My question is is there a problem with building the box out of pine?

As long as it is just for cold smoking I can't see that there is a problem with using pine. Quite a few of us here used cardboard boxes for a while and there are probably still those that do.

Given that the cardboard doesn't get hot enough to ignite when used for cold smoking it follows that pine wouldn't either. Therefore there is little risk of a fire or tainted food if set up along the same lines as the cardboard box method or the Bradley cold smoke unit.

Title: Re: Cold smoke box
Post by: Up In Smoke on June 30, 2012, 04:35:17 AM
If its a functional project you are looking for, and you want to reduce the risk of using wood there is always this!

http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=16207.0
Title: Re: Cold smoke box
Post by: BrandNewSmoker on June 30, 2012, 06:47:25 AM
          I am not as worried about catching fire as the sap in the pine weeping and causing a bad taste. i hadn't planned on treating the box with anything and didn't know if the heat caused by the sg would cause the sap to run/drip on the hot plate and change the flavor.
        sorry should have put this in original post.
Title: Re: Cold smoke box
Post by: manxman on June 30, 2012, 10:03:52 AM
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didn't know if the heat caused by the sg would cause the sap to run/drip on the hot plate and change the flavor.

IMHO it would not get hot enough for this to happen.
Title: Re: Cold smoke box
Post by: Salmonsmoker on June 30, 2012, 11:21:57 AM
No worries on using pine, green or dry. The wood you're smoking with will go into the pine, not the other way. The pine won't get hot enough to release anything into the smoke. You can even build a hot smoker using pine with the same results. If you end up with pine flavor in your food I think you've got another problem that will be needing IMMEDIATE attention. :o ;D
Title: Re: Cold smoke box
Post by: viper125 on June 30, 2012, 11:35:52 AM
Well Im a wood worker so my first thought is always wood. But im also paranoid at times. So I spent a lot of time researching this very subject before using a metal mail box.
If you would use a wood box once or even a few times it wood probably be ok. Trouble with a wood product is as it dries it changes. And wood will get to a point it has a flash feature. were very little heat or spark will send it up like gasoline.
I even thought of a lining to protect it but that don't stop the drying. the purpose for me to remove my smoke generator from my smoker was the fact there is a lot less chance for a fire. No grease and smoldering wood to come in contact with it. So adding any thing burnable to mine is out of the question. Especially since mine is indoors and I prefer the most safe set up I can have.
The following is just my opinion and not necessarily that of others on here. I add this because People have taken what I said wrong and it is recommended to do. ;)
Title: Re: Cold smoke box
Post by: KyNola on June 30, 2012, 11:45:12 AM
Hey V!  ;)

 :)
Title: Re: Cold smoke box
Post by: viper125 on June 30, 2012, 11:54:17 AM
Thinking of adding that to my tag line. I really do hate to offend or feel pushy. But I guess i care and want people to understand too much.
Who said you cant teach a dog new tricks?
 :o
Title: Re: Cold smoke box
Post by: 3rensho on July 01, 2012, 01:41:33 AM
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Quite a few of us here used cardboard boxes for a while and there are probably still those that do.

Still using the same cardboard box I started with over six years ago!!