New member with MasterBuilt hot smoker ... how do some cold smokes like bacon, too?

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by webpoppy8, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. webpoppy8

    webpoppy8 Fire Starter

    Hi everyone!

    I've thought about this for years and my wife surprised me on Father's day with a hot MasterBuilt 30" smoker.  I like the thing, but I don't know if I can cold-smoke bacon with it.  Or homemade sausage.  So I'm going to be bouncing around the forums while my bacon cures in its salt-sugar-water-whiskey setup.

    Glad to meet you all!

    Andrew Wolfe
  2. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum Andrew!  It may require mods, but lots of folks cold smoke with the MES.  i know the "mailbox" mod is popular.  Try the search magnifier and see what comes up.  Happy smoking.

  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    For true cold smoking you will need a smoke generator...  I use the AMNPS with a Mail Box modification....   This mod, does not increase the temp inside the smoker...



  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Andrew, morning.....  It's highly recommended to use Cure #1, which has nitrite in it, when smoking meats to eliminate the possibility of botulism...
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to the forum!

    Glad to have you with us!

  6. webpoppy8

    webpoppy8 Fire Starter

    Not sure what "AMNPS" is ??
  7. webpoppy8

    webpoppy8 Fire Starter

    Got a Masterbuilt Cold Smoker attachment.  Works quite well.  Gives hours and hours of smoke.  I cold-smoked some cheese with good results. Second run with bacon in progress (viz post in Pork).  First run was pretty good, but this run I got the pork belly custom cut.  I also got a meat slicer...!!

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