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Offline RFD

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Cold Smoking Garlic Bulbs
« on: March 13, 2009, 11:30:17 AM »
Hello, can anyone advise me on this subject, times, flavor etc.....Thanks

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Re: Cold Smoking Garlic Bulbs
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2009, 01:30:57 AM »
I typically cold smoke for between 3 and 5 hours, normally using oak or apple. Oak seems to produce stronger flavoured bulbs. Make sure you keep them in a ziploc bag or a sealed box otherwise they stink the fridge out! I have kept mine for several weeks this way. Also see:

http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=7030.msg70323#msg70323
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Re: Cold Smoking Garlic Bulbs
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2009, 09:56:39 PM »
Make sure you keep them in a ziploc bag or a sealed box otherwise they stink the fridge out!

Manx, I fail to see the problem here?  Smoke, garlic, need I say more?   ;D
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Re: Cold Smoking Garlic Bulbs
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2009, 10:08:08 PM »
From the time I got the Bradley cold smoke setup, every cold smoke I do has some garlic bulbs to take advantage of unused space. I will vac seal in small packs of 4. Nice to give to friends to sample with their own recipes. I do not freeze them, as they seem to have a very long shelf life when sealed.

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Re: Cold Smoking Garlic Bulbs
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2009, 12:02:30 AM »
Thanks for the info, I have since smoked a rack of garlic bulbs for 5 hours in oak.
They don't seem to have changed color much, but do smell smoky but the actual cloves do not seem to have a taste differance?

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Re: Cold Smoking Garlic Bulbs
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2009, 01:48:40 AM »
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Manx, I fail to see the problem here?  Smoke, garlic, need I say more?

That was part of the problem, I failed to see it either so my better half had to explain it in words of one syllable that she objected to garlic tasting grapes, strawberries, puddings etc etc. She had a long list!! ::) :-[


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They don't seem to have changed color much, but do smell smoky but the actual cloves do not seem to have a taste differance?

Perhaps try taking a little more of the loose outside covering off the bulbs or try smoking a bit longer, I have done up to 8 hours on garlic? I also found leaving the garlic in the fridge (in a bag!) for a few days helped the smokey flavour develop.  :)

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Re: Cold Smoking Garlic Bulbs
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2009, 09:27:16 PM »
That was part of the problem, I failed to see it either so my better half had to explain it in words of one syllable that she objected to garlic tasting grapes, strawberries, puddings etc etc. She had a long list!! ::) :-[


Ah yes,
I forgot the correction factor.   ::)
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