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Cold smoker of excellence!
on 9 October 2013
Grabbed a cardboard multi-pack crisp box, popped some bamboo skewer stick supports in the corners,having nabbed the wifes cooling racks for baking & assembled an ad-hoc cold smoker unit in a box with air intake slot & outlet hosed to the outdoors, sealed up with tap & left to get on with it. (cheese, ..lots of cheese)!!!
The unit even comes complete with a tea-light which it's best to add a small screw you can then easily place & remove the candle without risk of slopping wax / burnt fingers.
A toothbrush & tap-water scrub & dry afterwards (60 seconds ..no hardship) prepares it for next time (the mesh is very fine for the required smouldering air-flow to keep it alight, so cleaned well ensures it doesn't go out too).
Simple operation, low cost to run compared to other smokers, great for demonstrating the simplicity of smoking food, especially with youth groups such as cubs / scouts ..challenge them to make a cold smoker from clean recylable materials for instance.
A unit I always yearned for was a bradley smoker but could not justify the price! ...ok it does more but is SO expensive to run, & is somewhat flawed (but good after service).
I know of several people who now simply use this unit within their bradley smoker, reducing running costs dramatically.
an ad-hoc smoke box can be whipped up so easily, or take it round your friends & use it as an excuse to try out a cold smoke on a bbq over the winter (it's not called a cold smoke generator for nothing) ..start cheap with value cheese & experiment! (don't forget a beer).
You won't regret it.