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Offline alseguin

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Cold Smoking Mod ... the cheap way.
« on: June 27, 2013, 04:16:42 am »
I know lots of you smoked Chefs out there have done this but I couldn't help to put a pic of my mod up. The tree was an essential part of the setup since the temp in the smoker hit 95 F on the veranda even though the weird weather we're having in Eastern Ontario sent me for the umbrella.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200680337864001&l=50b4fc8839

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Offline MoHuka

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Re: Cold Smoking Mod ... the cheap way.
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 05:18:11 am »
Gotta ask..what's in the pot on top of the storage (cold smoke) box?  Set up looks great..... with or without the tree
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Offline Alanfromwis

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Re: Cold Smoking Mod ... the cheap way.
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2013, 05:28:30 am »
  That is a nice setup. Got to love a guy that likes to tinker like me.
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Offline alseguin

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Re: Cold Smoking Mod ... the cheap way.
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2013, 06:30:32 am »
Gotta ask..what's in the pot on top of the storage (cold smoke) box?  Set up looks great..... with or without the tree

That's a good question. It is a can we use to put compost material in the kitchen before it goes out. I filled it with water because I needed a little weight to keep the smoke from leaking out of the plastic container.
Oh yes .... I lined the container with aluminum foil near the burner using spray adhesive I had laying around ..... it was a test and I was smoking cheese ......lox is next!!

Total cost: $6.99 for the flex tube, umbrella doesn't count!

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Re: Cold Smoking Mod ... the cheap way.
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 06:31:48 am »
i know what that  is... a red neck  cold smoker,,, ;D ;D

Offline alseguin

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Re: Cold Smoking Mod ... the cheap way.
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2013, 06:36:32 am »
  That is a nice setup. Got to love a guy that likes to tinker like me.

Thanks,

My first attempt a couple of years ago was using an empty can of beans modified and using an aquarium air pump through a venturi tube to blow smoke into my BBQ. It works but a bit of a pain keeping it lit sometimes. You can find how to do it by Googling Venturi tube smoker ..... it was a fun project using stuff I found around the shed. Really puts out the smoke!!

Offline alseguin

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Re: Cold Smoking Mod ... the cheap way.
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2013, 06:40:21 am »
i know what that  is... a red neck  cold smoker,,, ;D ;D

That's funny ...... but you spelled redneck wrong ...... so ..... lol!

Offline sage03

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Re: Cold Smoking Mod ... the cheap way.
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2013, 08:13:38 am »
Is the bungee cord to keep the squirrels and birds out of the smoker...or to keep the cheese in if it falls over due to the squirrels and birds....just wondering.... :)

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Re: Cold Smoking Mod ... the cheap way.
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2013, 08:24:57 am »
Looks great and that is a beautiful location.  Hope the spray adhesive isn't leaching any nasty stuff into the smoke.
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Offline alseguin

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Re: Cold Smoking Mod ... the cheap way.
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2013, 08:27:54 am »
Is the bungee cord to keep the squirrels and birds out of the smoker...or to keep the cheese in if it falls over due to the squirrels and birds....just wondering.... :)

Actually, this one came from the factory with a defective seal around the door so hence the bungee cord. The nice folks at Bradley are sending me a new door seal. Nothing can stop me from using my Bradley lol.

Offline alseguin

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Re: Cold Smoking Mod ... the cheap way.
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2013, 08:31:15 am »
Looks great and that is a beautiful location.  Hope the spray adhesive isn't leaching any nasty stuff into the smoke.

Actually, it turns out I didn't really need the adhesive at all but I didn't want to take a chance. The cheese tasted good to me but the wife didn't like it smoked that much (2 hours). Next time I'll make a few adjustments. It stays pretty cool behind the foil.

Offline Jim O

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Re: Cold Smoking Mod ... the cheap way.
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2013, 08:43:56 am »
Welcome!  If you like the taste of the cheese now,just wait till it "ages" for a month or so.

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Offline alseguin

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Re: Cold Smoking Mod ... the cheap way.
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2013, 09:00:52 am »
Welcome!  If you like the taste of the cheese now,just wait till it "ages" for a month or so.

Jim O

Thanks, since the wife is a little fussy, looks like it will get the chance to age .... I did 2 kg of cheddar lol.

Offline alseguin

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Re: Cold Smoking Mod ... the cheap way.
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2013, 09:53:55 am »
Welcome!  If you like the taste of the cheese now,just wait till it "ages" for a month or so.

Jim O

Thanks, since the wife is a little fussy, looks like it will get the chance to age .... I did 2 kg of cheddar lol.

JIM, BTW I find that cheddar goes moldy if kept in the fridge too long. Will the smoking keep it from doing that?

Offline Jim O

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Re: Cold Smoking Mod ... the cheap way.
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2013, 10:36:17 am »
I've kept cheddar for over 6 months( I forgot about it ) and it was still fine. It helps if you
 vac seal it.
Also I find that cheese stored in the freezer goes "flakey". I vac seal,put it in an air-tight container and store in the fridge or beer fridge.

IMHO the older,the better,but I usually have a problem keeping for too long,as everyone loves it !

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