Smoking in the Rain

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by walking dude, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    where's Gene Kelly when you need him to break out in a song, like, "Singing in the Rain"?

    wonder how many folks even know what i am talking about

    smoking some cheese for my moms 75th birthday end of this month......wanted to get it done now, so the smokey flavor can max out.......didn't know it was going to start raining........SO......i did some redneck engineering

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    smoking some sharp cheddar......cheddar/jack........and monteray jack
     
  2. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i need a better seal around the bottom of the main chamber.......

    any suggestions?
     
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What you got water getting in? BTW letting the rain hit the top dome is a good way to keep temps down if ya need to.
     
  4. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good looking set up Deud! Bet the cheese will be tasty.
    Ya shoulda threw in a pan of salt too. lol Just kiddin.[​IMG]
     
  5. He's salty enough CG, no need to add any...LMAO!!!

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  6. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    one thing........the top doen'st fit tite........never bother me before......this way no need to add a top vent..........but there.......plus looks like where the main body sits on the fire pan
     
  7. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL.......
    we still luv ya deud!
     
  8. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    whelp.......the rain has now turned to snow..........OH THE JOY OF IT
     
  9. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great idea when you need to shift gears, thanks for sharing.
     
  10. doctor phreak

    doctor phreak Smoking Fanatic

    dude its stilling snowing where u live...i live just below down 3 states and its like 75 degrees today....well good luck never tried smoking cheese might ask for help one day...sounds good....
     
  11. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    yeah........supposed to be smoking venison summer sausage tomorrow
     
  12. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That should be Iowa's State Motto:

    SNOW HAPPENS!

    I better copyright that quick......[​IMG]
     
  13. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    well.........since i am cold smoking..........looks like after the cheese is done..........going to put some kosher salt on for several hours
     
  14. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Ya just HAD to go and mention snow.......this is going on outside my house right now......[​IMG]
     
  15. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    In Colorado we just went from rain to snow to....hey, around here, you can ski and golf in the same day this time of year.

    As for sealing the smoker, I have used a heat resistent blanket out here when things get really cold and usually can get by just using sand to keep temps up. I will say sand is very consistent, much more so than water for what it's worth.
     
  16. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    at the moment.......smoking kosher salt, with nothing in the water pan......
     

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