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Old 04-23-2011, 07:34 PM   #1
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Cold Smoker

I made a cold smoker.

When we bought our grill we picked up a stainless box for wood chips for some reason. We have never used it.

So....

I was going to make a tin can smoke generator but I remembered this unused (and not cheap) box. Put a 1/2 inch hole in one end so I could put the soldering iron in but failed to notice the set screw for the tip. No issues, took the tip off, put the iron in, put the set screw back. Now I can't lose one without the other.

I am using the grill box as the smoke chamber and have some cheddar and Havarti in there with some apple wood chips.

I will take pictures and post as the process goes.
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I wanna hear all about this project. Keep us up to date, please.
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:55 PM   #3
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Sounds like a great idea Frank, would love to see some pics.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:16 PM   #4
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Some thoughts on this.

  • The box might be too big.
  • I need to change so the soldering iron is removable.
  • Next time I will put the smoke generator down in the side box and see how the smoke builds, but it should help remove some heat.
  • As the chips smolder through and get more air exposed they start to burn more and generate heat.
We sampled a piece of each and it was good. The reading I have done indicates that one should let this sit for a week or two before eating so I tucked it in the back of the meat drawer to wait.

This really was some of the easiest work I have done with the grill (other than dealing with the 'tude of the girl at the deli counter).

I used Boars Head cheese.

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Yum, smoked cheese!
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:39 PM   #6
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Ok.. I swear I will let it sit now... but I had to have a bit and just see how it was.

Umm.. YUM! This is good.

I wonder how cold smoked peeps would be.
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Ok.. I swear I will let it sit now... but I had to have a bit and just see how it was.

Umm.. YUM! This is good.

I wonder how cold smoked peeps would be.
I read this and it took a few seconds before the horror set in.....NO SMOKED PEEPS. Remember what happened to the Sta-puffed marshmallow man?

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I read this and it took a few seconds before the horror set in.....NO SMOKED PEEPS. Remember what happened to the Sta-puffed marshmallow man?

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Ooo... neat...
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Ok.. I swear I will let it sit now... but I had to have a bit and just see how it was.

Umm.. YUM! This is good.

I wonder how cold smoked peeps would be.
Frank, save some cheese, and Peeps for me!
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