Electric Burner for cheese?

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by ldroszel, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Has anyone ever used an electric burner (like a round oven burner) in your firebox with a metal/mesh pan in your firebox for smoking cheese? Does this still get too hot in your chamber?
  2. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    For cheese, you just need enough heat to make smoke. I don't know about the electric burner part, but lots of folks have rigged up soldering irons in coffee cans.

    Looking for a temp under 100*, perferably 70 - 90, otherwise you will need a stack of tortillas or nacho chips...!
  3. smokin' dick

    smokin' dick Smoking Fanatic

    Just cut up a bunch of Peach wood and saved some saw dust. The coffee can and soldering iron approach is what will be used. Works great. Just make sure it is a new iron. Don't want any lead smoke in there with the cheese.
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  5. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Your burner may get too hot but you could try it. I use to smoke cheese on my propane smoker but had a really hard time keeping the temps below 200 so I had to watch it all the time and flip it when it started to melt through the grates. I now use the soldering iron in a soup can and it works great. I am going to get one of the A Maze N Smokers though those are so slick.
  6. etcher1

    etcher1 Master of the Pit

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