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Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by c farmer, Jan 11, 2016.
I have some bbb to cold smoke but its 21 degrees and dropping .
How cold is too cold to cold smoke?
man.. if you could put a light bulb in the smoker just to keep it above freezing... try different watts to get you in the right range.. you could leave it in all night...
I have a hotplate I could use in my sfb vertical.
Hi Adam. What are you intending to smoke?
I have a couple of ceramic reptile heaters on a thermostat (effectively hot light bulbs) that I use in my cold smoker to maintain temperature. Your hot plate would probably do a similar job.
Are you taking the BBB to a specific IT or just putting smoke on it, like Belly Bacon, to be cooked later? In any event Frozen meat will not take smoke so you need to keep the smoker temp above 29.3°F...JJ
Man I'm glad I live in Florida!
It has to be above freezing can you maintain a 45* to 90* temp if so your good to go from what I have read.
I will be watch mine should be ready in a few more days.
Think I will give it a go tonight.
Putting the hotplate in the vertical and the expandable tube in the firebox.
The tube with pellets should generate heat also, I estimate 20*-25* with my tray of pellets, throw a moving or welding blanket on it too. Shield the wind also...
Works for me in my Smoke Hollow, but it's double walled also.
How'd the cold smoking work out for you?
Haven't did it yet.
I use a small colander ($3.99 TJ Maxx) use a propane torch ignite 2 pc. charcoal put wood of your choice and cover with whatever so it wont erupt into fire. I put an old small cast iron pan over it. It keeps the temp where you want and smokes for about hour and half to 2 hrs before it needs more wood. Good luck.