Has anyone ever tried this?

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by big smoke, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. big smoke

    big smoke Newbie

    Has anyone ever tried cold smoking using and old can and a sodering iron? I'm just wondering how well it works.

     
  2. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have seen this before... But I have never seen it done in person though... Technically, it should work... But I wouldnt risk my meat for one, or my soldering iron...

    If you try it let us all know how it goes... Or shoot me a PM.
     
  3. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Someone here used it to smoke some cheese awhile back and it worked ok.
     
  4. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  5. scotty

    scotty Smoking Fanatic

    I tested it and it works but never smoked anything with it
     
  6. thadius65

    thadius65 Smoke Blower

    Works like a champ for cold smoking cheese in my GOSM. Just make sure to use a NEW soldering iron... Flux has it use, but not as a flavor in food! [​IMG]
     
  7. cruizer

    cruizer Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Cool idea! Thanxs.[​IMG]
     
  8. sea_munky

    sea_munky Smoke Blower

    I've tried it and it worked well for extra smokey cold smoked canadian bacon and some slices of salmon and something I call "quick ham" which is a smallish roast from the leg, cured and smoked. Never done it with slab bacon. Some things to consider:

    1. Use a NEW soldering iron

    2. Burn out your can as those things are lined with something

    3. Try to keep the air flow to the can minimal because I've returned to find the chips burning. You will want to keep the can open until the chips actually catch and start and then close it. However, if you close it right as soon as you see smoke, the tiny corners of the one or two chips that were smoking will go out. Wait till you got a good area the size of a quarter smoldering.

    4. My soldering iron got progressively worse so this technique became less and less effective. I guess my cheapie iron wasn't meant to be left on for 12 hours straight! When this became the case, I would light a small bit of lump on my gas stove and add it to the can.

    Good luck and let us know how it goes!
     

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