The Mailbox Mini Mod

Discussion in 'Mini-WSM' started by dirtsailor2003, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Need to cold smoke some eggs for a tater salad so decided to fire up the mini cold smoker.

    Pretty simple. 3" dryer duct. A few PVC parts and some duct tape at the joints. I didn't glue the PVC as I find it easier to screw the threaded adapter into the valve and leave the rest duct taped to the vent.

    I also have a 1" adapter for the UDS.






     
  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like your setup there ds, very nice !!Thumbs Up

    Justin
     
  3. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So ds, just curious how long you smoke your eggs & at what temp. ??

    Thanks,
    Justin
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No heat, so whatever the temp is outside. Usually 2-4 hours of smoke.
     
  5. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok, don't know a lot on cold smoking so ya just wanna pick a cool day then.... right ?? Sorry, that probably sounds like a weird question... Just wanna start venturing into cold smoking at some point here shortly .....

    Thanks
     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It's 64 here today. Kind of depends on what you are cold smoking. Raw meats and fish you need to keep the smokers below 40. Hard boiled eggs and cheese it's best to keep the smoker below 70. Same goes for cold smoking bacon I like it to be around 60.
     
  7. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the info ds, I really appreciate it..... I'am for sure making notes !! Can't wait to see how them eggs turn out....

    Thanks again

    Justin
     
  8. suie

    suie Meat Mopper

    Very nice!  I've been wondering how you got the smoke from the mailbox into the mini. Great info!
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They are awesome! Makes a great addition to potato salad. They make an awesome egg salad sandwee!!
     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Suie. I use this with the UDS too.
     
  11. Did you or do you need to remove the paint from inside the mailbox? Nice set up!
     
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They are awesome! Makes a great addition to p
     
  13. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The mailbox I bought didn't have any paint in it, except the on the door. I took my small torch and burned that off. If there was paint inside I would've burnt it off. But that's just me. Probably would be fine. I do know that the paint on the outside of the box where I light the tube is coming off. Lots of heat there!
     
  14. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Case, was gonna do a mod with an old Bradley cabinet & mailbox..... Is the dryer vent hose 3" ok from mod to smoker or does it need taken from 3" to the smaller 1" to do it properly ? Thx
     
  15. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I think I know what you are saying. At the mail box end, think just like normal smoker, airflow! So bigger hole. I really think the same for the inlet into the smoker. If the mini wasn't so small.. Into the GOSM it's the full 3" from mailbox to smoker.
     
  16. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Case !
     

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