Poor mans cold smoker

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by yossarian, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. yossarian

    yossarian Newbie

    Picked up this bird feeder for 7 bucks,all metal. Going to try and use as a pellet smoker. Figure I'll put it in the grill at high temp to burn off Any
    nasties I don't want going with the smoke. Thoughts?
     
  2. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    I use two of the six inch "A-maz-n" tubes, (And, yea they are proud of them for what they are), but they work very well.

    The potential problems I see with your bird feeder is in lighting it without burning up the wire cage.

    Once lit, I think that your rig could work OK

     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep for the price the tubes from Todd are the way to go. I spent many years messing around with homemade smoke generators.


    I don't anymore...
     
  4. smokin phil

    smokin phil Smoking Fanatic

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  5. valleypoboy

    valleypoboy Smoke Blower

    What's wrong with a pineapple can? Poke a couple holes in the bottom for oxygen.
    I know it's no amzn tube, but at $2 it fits the poor man's buget.
    just my 2 cents of course but if you can afford pellets buy the amzn tube.
     
  6. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi yossarian, I bought one of them, but it was galvanised, so just be careful! I burnt the Galv off with a blow torch!
     
  7. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't mess around making my own either, but my preference for cold smoking is the AMNPS over the tube. The tube smoker I use for hot smoking.
     
  8. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The burning paint fumes will probably be more of a problem than the galvanised parts. As Steve says you should make sure that you burn that off before you use it.
     
  9. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Pellets ain't that high.  My first bag of these has lasted me almost two years.  (The tubes for cheese and bacon is about all I use these for).

     

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