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squirtthecat

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first cold smoke
« on: October 10, 2009, 04:26:53 PM »

It's 45 here, on the way to 25 overnight... 

Let's smoke something!


The lineup:




Oops, forgot the peanuts:




Into the (commercial Bunn-O-Matic) coffee filters:




Ready to go:  (note the NePas trick)




I've got 2 hours 20 minutes of Oak + Apple.  I'll pull the cheese around the 2 hour mark.


While that is going, I'm making 15 bean chili/soup in the pressure cooker...  Hurst beans, rotel tomatoes, smoked turkey sausage.   The Mrs is on a plane to the West Coast, so I'm baching it until Thursday.


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Re: first cold smoke
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2009, 04:41:41 PM »
squirt, you behave yourself....yea right!

Did you soak the peanuts in anything?

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Re: first cold smoke
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2009, 04:52:03 PM »
squirt, you behave yourself....yea right!

She travels a lot with her mom, so I'm old hat at this 'behaving' thing.  :D

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Did you soak the peanuts in anything?

Nope.   This was a request from my buddy..  I emailed him that I was smoking some salt/peppercorns/paprika and cheese and he said to throw a bag of peanuts in.  Okey Dokey!   Not sure how they will turn out, but that is his call.   They were left over from the ball park..

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Re: first cold smoke
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2009, 04:58:33 PM »
Great Squirt. I would be interested in the outcome of the salt, spices and the peanuts. It seems that you have the peanuts in the shell and I wonder it they would soak up any smoke.

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Re: first cold smoke
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2009, 05:04:18 PM »
If the peanuts have no smoke the shells will. Instructions: shell peanut (after smokin them) stick shell in mouth till your mouth taste smoke, spit out and eat peanut.

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Re: first cold smoke
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2009, 05:06:26 PM »
If the peanuts have no smoke the shells will. Instructions: shell peanut (after smokin them) stick shell in mouth till your mouth taste smoke, spit out and eat peanut.

Some people would go the distance to get the smoke flavor.

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Re: first cold smoke
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2009, 05:09:45 PM »

Yep, I was wondering the same thing...   Smoked shells?

Anyway - he gets them.

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Re: first cold smoke
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2009, 05:14:38 PM »

Yep, I was wondering the same thing...   Smoked shells?

Anyway - he gets them.

Hey Squirt there is an idea for you. lollipops made of smoked peanuts shells. You suck on them for a while and then eat whatever is there to give it that smokey flavor. I wonder if that would fly.

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Re: first cold smoke
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2009, 05:29:15 PM »

Hey Squirt there is an idea for you. lollipops made of smoked peanuts shells. You suck on them for a while and then eat whatever is there to give it that smokey flavor. I wonder if that would fly.

HR

That's actually how I eat salted in the shell peanuts...   Quick 'suck', crack them open, eat.

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Re: first cold smoke
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2009, 05:31:34 PM »
So you think it would fly ??? ???

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Re: first cold smoke
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2009, 05:52:57 PM »

Update:

Cheese is out...   Cabinet temps touched 91 up at the top, even with outside temps at 41*.   

Question..  When can I vacuum seal it?   Should I cool it in the fridge first?

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Re: first cold smoke
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2009, 06:09:50 PM »

Update:

Cheese is out...   Cabinet temps touched 91 up at the top, even with outside temps at 41*.   

Question..  When can I vacuum seal it?   Should I cool it in the fridge first?


I would leave it out for about 30 - 45 minutes and then vacuum seal it. That should be enough. Just make sure that you wipe off any water condensation if any.

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Re: first cold smoke
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2009, 07:25:47 PM »
Squirt,
It all looks good!
I'm interested in how those peppercorns taste...what a great idea  :)
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Re: first cold smoke
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2009, 07:53:21 PM »
I have some shelled peanuts that I am wanting to smoke.  I was going to order some of those high temp screens with the small holes but now that I see the coffee filter trick I think I will give it a go in the morning if I have time.  I was going to get the pnuts slightly wet with EVOO and then use some BBBR and then smoke.  Any idea on how long I should smoke pnuts?
Thanks Squirt
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Re: first cold smoke
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2009, 08:13:57 PM »
OK Give it up Squirt!!!! How did everything turn out?
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