My Cheap Way to Smoke Cheese

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by aquaduck, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. aquaduck

    aquaduck Fire Starter

    I cannot take full credit for this as I found a lot of the information in other places. However, I have done this several times now with really nice results. If you wish to attempt your will need:

    > A cheap electric soldering iron that has never been used. Harbor Freight sold me mine for about $3 bucks.

    > A Plastic storage tote.

    > A rack of some sort for the cheese to sit on. (Mine is a Wal-Mart plastic coated one)

    > A cheap coffee cup, never used is best.

    I used maple chips for the last smoke. I just placed a handful in the coffee cup, a little water and place the soldering iron in and plug in. 

    After about 5 min it will really start smoking. I test smoked the first time for different periods and have found that 3 to 3 1/2 hours is almost perfect.

    After you smoke let sit in fridge overnight and vacuum seal as usual.

    May work if you don't have another way to cold smoke!

  2. The price seems to be in line, but something seems to be a little "cancery" about this method.
  3. matt-n

    matt-n Newbie

    No replacement for some good old fashion ingenuity. Dosent seem like the plastic would get hot enough to cause any issues.
  4. aquaduck

    aquaduck Fire Starter

    No, not hot at all, warm at best.
  5. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I started the same way (kindasorta) ... I used a big cardboard box instead of the tote (just set down over top of everything on a cardboard table) .... I used a set of the stackable cooling racks from walmart ... and then I used a large soup can instead of a coffee cup .... drill a hole in the side at the bottom for the iron tip to go into the can... then put foil over the top of the can with a few slits cut in it... the chips seem to last longer this way....

    But we both accomplished the same thing... Thumbs Up

    (PS).. I still have this set up
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2014
  6. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Cheese looks good, what flavors do you have there?? 

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