I have been thinking of smoking cheese for awhile now and I'm really not sure I will like it, so I thought I would try the soldering iron/can thing to sample it. Today as a test, I took an empty beer can, inserted an iron, put just enough apple chips in it to cover the iron and after about 10 minutes it was smoking a lot. White smoke. My question is will this be to much smoke? I know on a meat smoke it would be as it is not true blue smoke. I am going to buy a new iron as I have used the one in the test with solder and I'm sure it is not safe and get a better can.