Has anyone made a cold smoker?

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Has anyone made a cold smoker?

Post: # 234875Post greenishfingers
Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:05 am

Hi all, I want to make a cold smoker,would be grateful for any advice of how to make one (as cheaply as possible) Cheers, Gaynor x
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Re: Has anyone made a cold smoker?

Post: # 234880Post boboff
Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:31 am

Yes I made one out of an old Gas "effect" woodburner.

I wouldn't worry overly, just think Fire box, long tube of duckting, smoker ( something enclosed you can put your stuff it)

You really need to look around you and see what infrastructure you can adapt. I made mine in the top of an old Shute for delivery of coal)
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Re: Has anyone made a cold smoker?

Post: # 234936Post oldfella
Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:25 pm


This is my smoker, and the only I needed to buy was the fire bricks, and most of the rest was found, in the scrap yard, and consist of an old tin box, some galvanized pipe, and a few concrete blocks, but if you have quick Google,you will find that you can make a good little smoker from an old oil drum , so really it depends on your own skills.
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Re: Has anyone made a cold smoker?

Post: # 238356Post minesamojito
Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:16 am

google cold smoke generator, it's a great piece of kit that makes cold smoking so much easier

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