Cold smoking

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by c farmer, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have some bbb to cold smoke but its 21 degrees and dropping .
    How cold is too cold to cold smoke?
     
  2. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    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...
     
  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have a hotplate I could use in my sfb vertical.
     
  4. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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.

     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2016
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    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
     
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Man I'm glad I live in Florida!
     
  7. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    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.

    Richie

    I will be watch mine should be ready in a few more days.
     
  8. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Think I will give it a go tonight.

    Putting the hotplate in the vertical and the expandable tube in the firebox.
     
  9. 1finder

    1finder Smoke Blower

    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.

    Good luck!!
     
  10. 1finder

    1finder Smoke Blower

    How'd the cold smoking work out for you?
     
  11. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Haven't did it yet.
     
  12. tino70

    tino70 Newbie


    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.
     

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