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Offline tmo1138

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100 degrees?
« on: July 04, 2013, 02:41:06 pm »
Hey guys,

Question.. I found a recipe on another forum for smoked salmon that said to start smoking at 100 degrees.  But the lowest I can see the digital smoker going - even when only using the smoker unit and not turning the oven on at all - is 120 degrees.

Am I missing something here?

For reference: http://honest-food.net/2012/08/12/how-to-smoke-salmon-recipe/


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Re: 100 degrees?
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2013, 04:38:42 pm »
You can get these low temp using a cold smoke adapter and a PID controller. Or just The pid and leaving the smoke generator off.

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Re: 100 degrees?
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2013, 05:00:30 pm »
You can start your process at the 120 F and it will be just fine. He actually got that recipe from this site.

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Re: 100 degrees?
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2013, 06:07:08 pm »
You can get these low temp using a cold smoke adapter and a PID controller. Or just The pid and leaving the smoke generator off.

PID controller?  Can you tell me more?


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Re: 100 degrees?
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2013, 06:07:48 pm »
You can start your process at the 120 F and it will be just fine. He actually got that recipe from this site.

Thank you.  Glad to know I'm not screwing anything up.. :)


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Re: 100 degrees?
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2013, 06:25:58 pm »
A PID controller is use to controll your element with more precision than the regular smoker temperature controller. Instead of plugging the cord for the element into the smoke generator, you plug it into your PID. Check there http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14_28&products_id=151

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Re: 100 degrees?
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2013, 06:34:42 pm »
A PID controller is use to controll your element with more precision than the regular smoker temperature controller. Instead of plugging the cord for the element into the smoke generator, you plug it into your PID. Check there http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14_28&products_id=151

That's pretty cool!  But I have the digital smoker...  Seems like this unit is better suited to the OBS.  This can be used for the Digitals, too?

Thanks again btw.. I love learning about this stuff..!!

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Re: 100 degrees?
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2013, 06:44:06 pm »
Yes a pid controller is used on both units. It will keep your temp + or -  a few degrees. Even with the digital model without a pid you will get large temp swings.