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Offline Akmoose

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Hot smoke in cold temps
« on: October 02, 2011, 03:04:14 AM »
I live in Alaska and was wondering about hot smoking during Winter months... Minus temps! A home made insulated smoke box... I assume that it's possible if the hot temps can be maintained with the smoke generator during the smoking process. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Hot smoke in cold temps
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2011, 03:43:04 AM »
Do you have a heat source in your smoker other than the smoke generator?

If the smoke generator is all you have, I would say no. but you could add a hot plate or two.
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Re: Hot smoke in cold temps
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2011, 09:28:34 PM »
Wasn't sure how the smoke generator worked. Now I do. Thank you much. I may just purchase the 6-rack.

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Re: Hot smoke in cold temps
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011, 10:32:16 AM »
You won't go wrong with the 6 rack. Especially if you start making some homemade Summer Sausage. Gives you the extra room to hang your sausage. As you will find wandering around the forum. You have a whole bunch of opportunities out there for things to smoke and eat. I guess what I am trying to say is there is more uses for your smoker than for just smoking fish a couple times a year.
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Re: Hot smoke in cold temps
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011, 11:10:05 AM »
An easy aid to cold weather smoking is to build a "blanket" out of the insulation you find used to wrap hot water tanks, sticky backed velcro and a pair of scissors make it easy. Any cold breeze will make it hard to maintain the temp even with a blankie or extra element so finding a sheltered spot is important. Here's my obs all wrapped up










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Re: Hot smoke in cold temps
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2011, 01:50:58 AM »
Thanks much for all the info! I pick up my six rack Bradley tomorrow! Man I'm stoked! Been smoking with a Big Cheif for way tooo long. Nice little smokers, buuuuuuut...

I think I'll vent from the garage during Winter months.

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