Hello all. Been lurking for a while and have gotten some great info from all the posts on these forums. I'm on vacation this week and just finished my first cold smoker build. I made it out of an old wooden barrel I found and used the coffee can and soldering iron method. I plugged the soldering iron in for 20 minutes then unplugged it. At the time it was 34 degrees outside and the smoker got to 71 degrees inside at the time I unplugged it. After an hour it was still smoking and it was 26 degrees outside and the temp inside was 78 degrees. I may try to plug the iron in for less time to see if i can keep the temperature down tomorrow. I will probably use this mainly for smoking peppers. nuts and cheese if I cant keep the temperature lower but would love to be able to throw a slab of bacon or two on there. Here are some pics.