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Offline Chez Bubba

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Re: Cold Smoking/ dryer hose
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2004, 01:48:04 AM »
Aw, come on Olds, there a some days when you could get a cold smoke in. You know, those odd days when the temp drops down into the 60's & you all throw on your down jackets. Just look for us kooky northern visitors to be the only people in shorts![:D]

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Re: Cold Smoking/ dryer hose
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2004, 12:31:42 AM »
Well I think I too willhave the same trouble when I move to Abilene TX come August.... However to get around this I intend to install mine in the utility room venting out the smoke using a high capacity kitchen exhaust hood.

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Re: Cold Smoking/ dryer hose
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2004, 09:19:19 PM »
My rig for cold smoking uses a tumble dryer hose and a cardboard box. With this setup, shown with pictures at http://www.johnwatkins.co.uk/personalpages/coldsmoking.htm , I can achieve virtually no increase above the ambient temperature within the cabinet. Its helpful that there is no conducted heat along the pipe and its a really low cost solution. So now our cold smoked trout and salmon is so simple to produce with about 4 hours smoking. Enjoy ! regards John

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Re: Cold Smoking/ dryer hose
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2004, 12:14:44 AM »
Has anyone tried using dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide)  to cool the Bradley for cold smoking?

I would think that would work very good.

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Re: Cold Smoking/ dryer hose
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2004, 01:51:56 AM »
I'm certainly not in a capacity to answer this question:

Would that amount of CO2 prevent the bisquette from smoldering??

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Re: Cold Smoking/ dryer hose
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2004, 04:33:38 AM »
I have several smokers.  Is the Bradley the best.

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Re: Cold Smoking/ dryer hose
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2004, 05:07:01 AM »
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by tileman324</i>
<br />I have several smokers.  Is the Bradley the best.
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Re: Cold Smoking/ dryer hose
« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2004, 02:03:36 PM »
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by tileman324</i>
<br />I have several smokers.  Is the Bradley the best.
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Re: Cold Smoking/ dryer hose
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2006, 08:12:05 PM »
To the earlier dry ice question,

 I tried it last weekend smoking some cheese. The temp stayed down real well it apeared that the smoke was fine but that could have been the vapors from the dry ice. Upon examining the spent bisquettes seemed to have been considerably more intact than usual. also during the smoke even with the vent full open the smoke was coming out of the generater, too cold for the smoke to rise. So in closing I don't think I will try using it again.

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Re: Cold Smoking/ dryer hose
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2006, 06:29:30 PM »
CO2 will keep the pucks from burning properly. You have taken away the ability of complete combustion to occure by introducing the C02. ::)

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Re: Cold Smoking/ dryer hose
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2006, 03:37:32 AM »
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Upon examining the spent bisquettes seemed to have been considerably more intact than usual.

Iceman is correct (as always! :D), the introduction of CO2 will reduce the amount of oxygen available which is needed to burn the pucks....... this would explain why the pucks were more intact than usual.
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Re: Cold Smoking/ dryer hose
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2006, 08:01:44 AM »
Hello,

I would like to smoke some Nova lox.  I have been reading that a few methods are used.  Use ice in the metal bowl.  2. Add more ice  on the racks.  3.  Buy tubing to extend from smoker to smoke box. 

I have bought tubing but am afraid that it may be poisonous.  It is made from a hard plastic.  Is this a bad idea?  What is a good size diameter of tubing that other guys used?


Has anyone been successful w/ just Bradley and Ice to make smoke cool enough for cold smoking?

As always, Appreciate all comments,

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By the way, I'm in Miami where Global Warming is daily. Hot as hell!

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Re: Cold Smoking/ dryer hose
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2006, 09:02:18 AM »
IMHO I would shy away from using the plastic tubing. Some are food safe and some are not. As hot as the weather is down there I think your going to have to use the tubing trick. Most folks I've seen use the expandable 4" aluminum dryer hose. A few of the posts here showed the smoke generator mounted on a remote box with the dryer hose running into the back of the Bradley smoker. Old's here on the forum might have some ideas for you. He lives down that way so he would know more about the heat than I would.

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Re: Cold Smoking/ dryer hose
« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2006, 09:04:08 AM »
Ice didn't work for me.  The easiest way to keep the temp<100*F(assuming the ambient is a civilized 70-75*) is to pull the plug to the cabinet and crack the door open about a 1/4".  I'm not sure what you're planning to do with a piece of rigid plastic tube ???

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Re: Cold Smoking/ dryer hose
« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2006, 09:27:56 AM »
This method uses non rigid plastic tumble dryer hose, by it's very nature it has to withstand/be inert to the elevated temperatures of a tumble dryer exhaust which is likely to be higher than most ambient temperatures.

http://www.johnwatkins.co.uk/personalpages/coldsmoking.htm

I have used the above method extensively and never had a problem with the tube melting, giving off any burning odour or anything else untoward. It gets coated pretty rapidly with the same tar like substance that coats the inside of the BS smoker cabinet pretty in any case.

I would imagine aluminium hose would serve the same purpose but plastic is cheaper!

However, several reference I have come across refer to the fact that cold smoking it just impossible in some climates!

Maybe a combination of the above method plus ice pack in the smoker cabinet? Smoke late at night?

Or ask your better half if you can cut a couple of holes in the fridge to let the smoke in and out and turn it into the cardboard box in the above picture!! Try and keep a straight face when you ask!! ;D 
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