Planet X wrote: »
Anyone build a "wooden" cold smoker?
I've bought a Pro Q cold smoker and smoking wood "dust" and even though I can smoke in any of three Weber BBQ's I'd like to make a simple wooden smoker.
Can I pop up to a hardware store and buy a few planks of wood and go for it? Pine?
I know the structure will have to be (smoke) seasoned first etc etc. That's OK.
Going to do my own Smoked salmon and cheeses for Christmas.....along with smoked bacun :pac::pac:
chefy wrote: »
Avoid soft woods, especially pine. It releases resins. Apple, alder. Oak, hickory etc are fine.
If you live near a fishmonger that smokes their own salmon e.g. Wright's of Marino they will usually sell or even give some to you.
Remember to keep the smoke temperature low for cheese and butter.