well, today has not been my day, BUT i found multiple ways not to cold smoke. haha. Here is my setup:
all was going great. I have the cast iron chip box covered with HD foil, and tiny holes for the smoke to come out of. It sits about 1 inch above the heat source. The hot plate only has one setting.. high (possibly problem 1)
20 minutes into the smoke....
flames shooting out of the holes made by a small screw driver. im thinking that the wood was at the charcoal stage and the flames were just gasses that happen to catch fire.. anyway, gotta figure out why it is catching fire, even with HD foil and like 5 small holes in it..
thanks for looking. cheese got at least 20 minutes of good smoke. it is now wrapped in baggies. however, it did smell pretty good.. maybe it will taste good.