Author Topic: Cold Smoking Temps  (Read 2566 times)

Offline zaclov

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Cold Smoking Temps
« on: September 30, 2014, 06:34:31 pm »
Can anyone give me some ideas of what temperature to expect if I run just the smoke generator (not with cold smoke adapter).  I know it depends on the ambient temp etc, but I'm sure some of you have done it at different temps and can give me an idea without me having to waste pucks/meat/time.  Thanks

Offline ragweed

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Re: Cold Smoking Temps
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2014, 07:04:23 pm »
I've hit 130* F with just the SG running.

Offline KyNola

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Re: Cold Smoking Temps
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2014, 07:52:45 pm »
^^^what he said^^^

Depending on what you are wanting to cold smoke you can always add ice in the tower to hold down the temp.  Alternatively you can crack the tower door open a little to let heat escape.  You will also lose some smoke but you will still have plenty of smoke for whatever you are smoking.

Offline Jim O

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Re: Cold Smoking Temps
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2014, 04:16:46 am »
Using my home-made cold smoke adapter,I seldom get above 90#.If it does I just add ice.
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Offline dave97402

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Re: Cold Smoking Temps
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2014, 07:19:30 am »
Without adding ice in 70 degree ambient temp, mine runs about 120-125

A bowl of ice water on the V tray and ice in the puck tray/bowl, 75 degrees in 90 degree plus ambient for 3-4 hours

Offline tskeeter

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Re: Cold Smoking Temps
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2014, 08:29:05 am »
Zach, if your ambient temp is going to be a problem, several forum members have rigged up home made cold smoker attachments.  Some are as simple as a cardboard box and some flexible dryer duct.  And, of course, duct tape.

It goes without saying that using a cardboard box cold smoke attachment, you'd want to have the smoker outside and you'd want to be careful about making sure that hot surfaces aren't in contact with anything that will burn.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2014, 04:39:56 pm by tskeeter »

Offline MrSlick

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Re: Cold Smoking Temps
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2014, 01:52:22 pm »
Without ice in the bottom racks and running only the SG my temp starts off about 110 and increase to about 125 approaching the 2 hour mark. 

Offline Roget

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Re: Cold Smoking Temps
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2014, 11:19:33 am »
I'm not sure just how hot mine gets (obviously the ambient temp is the critical factor) but it definitely will get too hot for cheese. I know It will top 100 F.
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