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LT72884
10-21-2009, 04:26 PM
Some one taught me how to do this. I would have never thought of this cuz i hardly ever use this tool

Take a soldering iron and remove the tip. Take a round tall cookie tin with a metal lid and poke a hole in it big enough for the iron. poke 4 small hole in the back and one big one. fill with chips and plug it in. in about 15 minutes you have smoke.

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk186/LT72884/cooking/GEDC0532.jpg

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk186/LT72884/cooking/GEDC0533.jpg

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk186/LT72884/cooking/GEDC0534.jpg

Now its time to test it out. Smoked gouda with either apple or cherry

1FUNVET
10-21-2009, 04:48 PM
Keep us posted.

bigabyte
10-21-2009, 04:57 PM
What kind of chamber are you putting that smoker in to get the smoke to the cheese?

LT72884
10-21-2009, 04:57 PM
i for sure will

LT72884
10-21-2009, 04:58 PM
What kind of chamber are you putting that smoker in to get the smoke to the cheese?
not sure yet. maybe a cardboard box. lol haha.

bigabyte
10-21-2009, 05:55 PM
:biggrin: I may try this myself depending on the results. I like the ease and flexibility. I'm mostly curious to know how hot the container it is put in gets from the soldering iron and the smoking wood.

LT72884
10-21-2009, 06:05 PM
fter half an hour the container was cool enough to still keep in me hand

dennessey
10-21-2009, 06:23 PM
Nice Ghetto Smoker, I'm gonna try this one myself, cheese enough around here and Gouda is a good choice but i think i'm gonna use old amsterdam or maaslander :)

Paulmark
10-21-2009, 06:34 PM
Good idea LT...made me think...I am going to try using the ash catcher on my kettle. :-D

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab60/Paulmark123/Coldsmoker001.jpg?t=1256167829

LT72884
10-21-2009, 06:40 PM
Good idea LT...made me think...I am going to try using the ash catcher on my kettle. :-D

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab60/Paulmark123/Coldsmoker001.jpg?t=1256167829
Be sure to take the iron tip out so you dont poison yourself from the solder smoke

Paulmark
10-21-2009, 06:47 PM
Good tip...or I could use a wood burner craft thing I have and never use.
Thanks

Cabntmkr1
10-21-2009, 06:56 PM
Gotta love it!:mrgreen:

jeffjenkins1
10-21-2009, 07:44 PM
So... where is the cut cheese?

Jeff

LT72884
10-21-2009, 07:46 PM
So... where is the cut cheese?

Jeff
Have not bought any yet. Still trying to figure out what to use as the housing part. haha. i gotta go practice piano and guitar and then after that i will try it out

LT72884
10-21-2009, 10:25 PM
Have not bought any yet. Still trying to figure out what to use as the housing part. haha. i gotta go practice piano and guitar and then after that i will try it out

CRAP. i got hung up playing guitar and piano and relaxin that i forgot to smoke me cheese

jerrykr
10-22-2009, 08:14 AM
I've tried the ash pan thing, and the can works better. Just shake it after about an hour or so to get fresh chips against the hot tip. I use a smaller can, and it gets pretty warm, but not enough to get the temps up in the smoker.

I use my Smoke Hollow vertical smoker for the "smoke house", but anything with racks for the cheese would work. A cardboard box with racks in it would be fine.

Here's where I got my brilliant idea....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sivMMDnUEpc

This works great BTW.

Jerry

1FUNVET
10-22-2009, 09:21 AM
Looks like i have a new project for the weekend.:smile:

Paulmark
10-22-2009, 04:25 PM
I've tried the ash pan thing, and the can works better. Just shake it after about an hour or so to get fresh chips against the hot tip. I use a smaller can, and it gets pretty warm, but not enough to get the temps up in the smoker.

I use my Smoke Hollow vertical smoker for the "smoke house", but anything with racks for the cheese would work. A cardboard box with racks in it would be fine.

Here's where I got my brilliant idea....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sivMMDnUEpc

This works great BTW.

Jerry

Cool thread thanks, need to get some pellets.:smile:

Rookie'48
10-22-2009, 04:38 PM
Here's where I got my brilliant idea....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sivMMDnUEpc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sivMMDnUEpc)

Jerry

That's a great idea, but what's with the cover over the grill? I think that the cover would restict the air flow (exhaust) and that leads to bad things like "stale" smoke flavor. BTDT :icon_blush:.

Beast Drinker
10-22-2009, 05:23 PM
I have a coffee can that I when I get around to it maybe this weekend drill big enough holes for it to support like a 6 coal fire, the ones in it are too small. Then put a chunk or 2 on top. I have a steel plate to cover the can and the exhaust is routed into a 5 gallon pail through an 8 inch steel tube. I hadn't thought about stale smoke in the chamber, should I leave the lid off of the bucket or cut 4 or 5 one inch holes in it? Or should I put some ice around the smoke outlet. Boy this sounds like a discusion from high school shop class. :lol: