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Offline cathouse willy

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cold smoke temperatures
« on: March 19, 2011, 02:04:46 PM »
I've been reading the recipe for triple smoked bacon from this forum. It sounds delicious. My question is how important is the 70 to 90 temp range.I can keep the smoke in range while applying smoke but what about the long periods of time between smoke.Will it hurt if the temp cools to below 50 during these times?
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Offline wyoduke

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Re: cold smoke temperatures
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2011, 08:27:28 PM »
I put mine back in the fridge after each smoke and let the smoke soak in over night and then out for more smoke so on
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Offline La Quinta

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Re: cold smoke temperatures
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2011, 01:39:55 AM »
I cold smoke the pork for 4 hours...wrap it up for a couple of days...cold smoke again...the same as Duke...I don't cook it in the bradley...I put it on a rack and sheet pan in the oven...

Offline Habanero Smoker

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Re: cold smoke temperatures
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2011, 01:52:59 AM »
The 70°F - 90°F is most critical when applying smoke; 50°F is alright but does not work as well as the other temperature range.

My preference; if you can maintain close to 70°F then leave it in the smoker when you are not applying smoke. The stated temperature range helps reduce the moisture in the meat, this is what concentrated the meat flavors. If you can't maintain that temperature in the cabinet, while in between smoking periods; my second preference is to leave it on the kitchen counter uncovered at room temperature on an inverted rack.


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Offline cathouse willy

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Re: cold smoke temperatures
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2011, 01:40:31 PM »
Thanks all for the replies. I'd really like to leave it in the cabinet for the whole time.My present bradley propane is not very critter proof so I'm planning to upgrade to either the orig bradley or perhaps the digital one. That along with the cold smoke adaptor should set me up nicely for extended cold smokes.

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Re: cold smoke temperatures
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2011, 01:44:30 PM »
I see the problem you have. Bringing the bacon indoors and leaving it on the counter top at room temperature uncovered in between smokes will work.


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Re: cold smoke temperatures
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2011, 03:15:03 PM »
Well fancy that. I went to canadian tire to see their display models this afternoon and by chance they happened to have the orig bradley on for $290 so I grabbed one Yee hah!! Triple smoke bacon here we come.They also have the digital bradley for $399.

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Re: cold smoke temperatures
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2011, 01:21:07 AM »
That is a good deal. I'm sure you will like the OBS.


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