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Re: Genius idea?
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2015, 07:51:36 PM »
 ???   I see what you are saying, but you would definitely have to find a way to cool the smoke, which would degrade the amount of smoke.  The smoke coming out of the vent hole is at whatever temp you are running your smoker - it vents the heat, too.  If you devise a way to pipe the smoke somewhere other than the top of the smoker, it might work.  But, it also may have an adverse effect on airflow through the smoker.  Just spit-balling  here, I'm not sure.
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Re: Genius idea?
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2015, 07:57:36 PM »
A couple things that will help are that the box no matter what you make it out of will not be insulated as well as the SI. So, you'll lose some heat that way.

I would also have more vents which will let more cool air in as well.
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Re: Genius idea?
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2015, 12:08:44 AM »
Just cold smoke here during the Iowa winter. When I did my Boston Butt's the other day it was -10. I'm guessing the smoke in a cardboard box on top with those kind of temps wouldn't be all that warm without the insulation and extreme cold temps.
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Re: Genius idea?
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2015, 01:51:55 PM »
I have been watching this thread. Personally, I am not sure if the SI pulls enough draft through it to make a separate smoke box worth while. In most of the setups I have seen for cold smoke, there is a fair amount of ducting between the hot box and the cold with enough draft to pull the smoke. Since the SI is so efficient, it doesn't pull a lot of air through it. I think I will stick with my cold plate.....it works great.  ;)
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Re: Genius idea?
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2015, 02:06:59 PM »
You wouldn't really need draft coming from the SI if you have proper venting in the cold smoke box.

There is plenty of smoke that comes out of the smoke hole and effective vents in the cold smoke box should get it moving through the cold smoke box.
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Re: Genius idea?
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2015, 02:12:07 PM »
My view was that the lid of the SI makes a helluva free cold plate. 

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Re: Genius idea?
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2015, 09:05:39 PM »
My view was that the lid of the SI makes a helluva free cold plate.

It would, if it didn't have that big hole in the middle to let the hot air through.  The cold smoke plate doesn't have any holes - total insulation.
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Re: Genius idea?
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2015, 10:38:15 AM »
Did anyone try this cold smoke idea?
Did it work?
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Re: Genius idea?
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2015, 10:24:41 PM »
Did anyone try this cold smoke idea?
Did it work?

Doesn't look like it, Boone.  The thread probably would have continued, if they did. :-\
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Re: Genius idea?
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2015, 09:49:09 AM »
I'd say smoking any meat would produce meat vapors along with the smoke.
Not necessarily a bad thing, or a good thing.  It just is.

To ensure a cold smoke, you could pipe the exhaust port with some metal pipe (plumbing copper) to the cold smoke box and run that pipe through a bath of ice water.
Another idea would be to run the smoke itself though a bong filter of ice water.  Would probably need a small fan for that.
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Re: Genius idea?
« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2015, 01:58:22 AM »
I agree that you would want to connect some sort of tubing to the hole on the top, and run it a short distance, possibly through an ice water bath (or the bong idea is interesting), to a cold smoke box off to the side. But I also think this would screw up the airflow for the interior chamber. The exhausted smoke/air would be too hot directly above the hole to cold smoke there. And things would probably end up dripping onto the top of the SI. I've made cold smoked Salmon Lox in my #1 with the cold smoke plate, using the "15-20 minutes full blast, 40-45 minutes off" (no preheat) method for 4 hours, and it worked great! My smoker temp never went above 80 degrees, and I got good smoke production. I do like the idea though... utilizing smoke you already have for multi-tasking.
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Re: Genius idea?
« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2015, 10:44:39 AM »
Done it...










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Re: Genius idea?
« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2015, 07:50:41 PM »
Wow.  That's creative!
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Re: Genius idea?
« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2015, 10:13:00 PM »
How'd it work for you? Looks interesting...
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Re: Genius idea?
« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2015, 10:17:32 PM »
That's what Pabst will do to an afternoon:)

Interesting


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