Smoking when its Foggy outside.

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by hoity toit, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Ok folks., give me your opinion on this topic :

    How do you feel about hanging sausage and smoking when its foggy or rainy outside?

    I have always heard that its not a good idea, but since the meat is inside the smoker makes me wonder the reasoning behind what I have been told.

    I know when its foggy usually means its warm in my part of the woods (S. Texas) so I have try to avoid doing sausage when the weather gets that way...

    Please give me your input. Thank You.

    Dexter Gillespie

    AKA (Hoity_Toit)[​IMG]
     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't know what the reasoning behind that would be. I smoke all the time in any weather. On low temp smoking like cured sausage I still have no  trouble in the heat & humidity down here in FL. Cold smoking something like cheese or salmon for lox, is a little more challenging in the summer, but doable with a big pan of ice in the smoker.
     
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I can't find any info on this...Many put Water pans in Smokers generating 100% Humidity with Great results...Maybe it an Old Time No-No for DRY Curing Sausage...JJ
     
  4. dwolson

    dwolson Fire Starter

    The humidity might even help in my opinion.  Perhaps the creating a better substrate for the smoke particle??

    When I dry cure sausage I need make sure the humidity is up a little over ambient.  I had the casing dry to fast.

    Good luck.  keep us posted.
     
  5. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    what a great idea for cold smoking..Ice...I would have never thought of that. Thank you.
     

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