Electric briquette starter?

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by puckhed33, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. puckhed33

    puckhed33 Fire Starter

    Would one of those hoop style electric briquette starters work for cold smoking or would it get too hot?

    Also I have an offset smoker. Would I use the firebox or put the wood under the cheese?
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    For smoking cheese, I prefer the temperature to be around 60 deg. F inside the smoker... I use the AMNPS in a detached mailbox mod...
  3. i do not think these are designed to be plugged in and ran for an extended time. it could burn out or possibly over heat and catch fire? JUST My Opinion.

  4. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    If you are looking for a plug in element you should look at counter top electric burners. They are around $20 and you can adjust the temp on them. 

  5. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  6. puckhed33

    puckhed33 Fire Starter

    Thanks for the info.
  7. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That thing would get too hot...it gets red hot and isn't really designed to go more than 20 minutes.
  8. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just buy or make a pellet tube smoker. I honestly don't think believe there is a better solution for cold smoking.

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