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Unread 03-15-2013, 04:28 AM   #1
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What do you guys think of this guys cold smoker? $99 shipped, or $129 for a cordless one that runs off of some kind of battery.




Seems to be made pretty well, I just don't know about buying from someone that no one has heard of, and don't know if $129 is a good price on something like that really. I know the Smokedaddy is about that if I ain't wrong. The cordless option if it will run a long time would be awesome. Be able to run the thing anywhere would be useful no doubt since where I smoke and grill I would have ti run a heck of a long extension cord to any kind of fan or air pump that was on one of these things.
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those types of generators are prone to getting plugged up with tar

I have an Amazen Smoker pellet burner, it works fantastic and costs about $40, and uses no electricity

http://www.amazenproducts.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=12
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That sucks, never heard of the tar problem. That would be a pretty big issue no doubt and aggravating.
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+1 for Amazen Smoker.
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Depending on what you are using it on ie home stand alone cold smoker or a pit would make the choice a bit more one sided . Looks to be overkill in some areas with that big ol fan hanging off it and exposed to the elements. I don't know anyone personally that has the unit you are looking at so I couldn't say if it was worth the investment. Where's it shipped from? ( sorry haven't clicked the eBay link )

I would go with a simple , proven and robust smoke daddy if I wanted air assistd or the ProQ cold smoke generator for a drum or WSM sort of cooker.
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+1 for A-Maze-N Pellet Smoker.

Plus pellets are more readily available from Treager or doitbest.com without any shipping fees. I use mine set inside my smoker without a heat source to cold smoke cheese, sausage, ham, and bacon. No special equipment needed to be plugged in.
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I would run something like this on The Meat Beast but change the fan to a simpler fish tank pump that I could easily keep out of the elements. I like that it's stainless.
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I would get the A-Maze-N pellet smoker, no moving parts or electrical widgets to break down simply light it, let it burn a bit, then blow it out and let it do its thing.
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Isn't that the unit made by woodpelletsmoker?

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=151795
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Isn't that the unit made by woodpelletsmoker?

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=151795
That's what I'm thinking.
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It looks like it to me.
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I use a £2.75 mesh sieve, pushed up in the middle and sawdust to cold smoke.
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I use a Smoke Daddy magnum,it does gum up a bit,just needs the occasional clean out
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Move up here to Buffalo, you can cold smoke all you want.
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I use a Smoke Daddy magnum,it does gum up a bit,just needs the occasional clean out
great unit
I'm a machinist and I made my own.How do you clean it?
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