What can you cold smoke?

Discussion in 'Info and Practices' started by grendel, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. I've just bought a ProQ Cold smoke generator to flavour my steak before i dry it to make jerky. But i wanderd what can you cold smoke besides fish & Cheese that dosnt then need cooking after?
     
  2. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Buckboard bacon or just regular bacon. It does need cooking after but you can vac seal and freeze raw...and who doesn't like bacon.
     
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nuts

    Sausage

    Bacon 

    Veggies

    Salt 

    Spices

    Butter

    and on and on 

    Good luck 
     
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  4. Don't forget barley malt. [​IMG]
     
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  5. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hmm, what can you cold smoke that doesn't need cooking afterwards...

    Add to those lists:

    Does require cooking after cold smoking:
    • brine-soaked dry beans such as pinto or red beans (for immediate cooking in smoked chili or other dishes);
    • soaked rice (for immediate cooking and use in dishes);
       
    Does not require cooking after cold smoking, but does require drying:
    • fresh chilies and peppers for powders;
    • fruits: apple slices, banana slices, pitted cherries, plums, peaches, figs, strawberries or other fruits suitable for drying after being prepped and dipped in solutions of ascorbic acid (vitamin C...antioxidant), citric acid or lemon juice;
    Does not require further immediate preparation or cooking:
    • dry beans or rice;
    • garlic, uncut, unpeeled whole heads;
    • fresh chilies and peppers for cooking at a later date;
    I'm sure there are tons more I'm not thinking of at the moment.
     
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  6. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  7. uechikid

    uechikid Fire Starter

    Hmmm, I hadn't thought about that.  Smoke a couple of pounds for a Porter or stout.  The wheels are turning now. :)
     
  8. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Most of this has been covered but chilli after you have dried it or as you are drying it. Salt & garlic are winners but I started with cheese.
     
  9. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group



    I guess you can do about anything with an AMNS or AMNPS
     

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