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Hot-smoking at home
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Aly
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Mine is a Cameron, American and runs with wood chips

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Sat 3-Mar-12
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SumpRat said:

Toffeeapple said:

Oh, I could almost smell that!  I bought some the other day from a supermarket £1.50 - but it is a very large specimen.  I keep sniffing it when I go into the kitchen.

I can smell them every time I open the fridge. The smell is fantastic.

I bought 8 garlic heads for £1.50 at my local Reading market.

I wonder how much it would cost to post a garlic head, I could go into business 🙂

This time 15 garlic heads for £3 from Reading market smile

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Sat 3-Mar-12
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Oops.

 

My computer mouse took on a mind of its own whilst browsing EBAY.

Some how it clicked on this, how it also got hold of my PayPal login details I'll never know.

 

doh

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Sun 4-Mar-12
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Putting temptation in the way again, don't you know I love kitchen gadgets!

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Sat 23-Jun-12
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My latest smoking experimentation brightsparklystuff

Instead of putting my smoker onto a heat source such as a gas hob with some oak dust in it

I have placed a charcoal disk in some foil with the oak dust on top of that.

It runs much colder, barely above room temp which is great, true cold smoking.

Just need to find a method of keeping the charcoal burning. If I can do that  I have a result.

 

Any suggestions. 

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Sat 23-Jun-12
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No suggestions at all m'dear - sorry...roll_eyes

I'll try that again!

Sun 24-Jun-12
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Have you tried good old google? I do not know much about smoking sorry.

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Sun 24-Jun-12
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Aly said:

Have you tried good old google? I do not know much about smoking sorry.

Yes but sifting through the huge amount of returns makes it tricky aargh

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Sun 24-Jun-12
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I know that feeling well!

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Sun 24-Jun-12
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the problem is that it needs an airflow to keep burning (I think) - remembering my days of smoking my hubbly bubbly that I brought back from Egypt.

Mon 25-Jun-12
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Thought it may be an airflow problem but was trying to visualize charcoal burners and wasn't sure if they maintain an airflow. Think they do as it works with a slow burn.

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Mon 25-Jun-12
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Terrier said:

the problem is that it needs an airflow to keep burning (I think) - remembering my days of smoking my hubbly bubbly that I brought back from Egypt.

That is exactly what I am thinking, and that the oak dust smothers the charcoal.

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Mon 25-Jun-12
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Aly said:

Thought it may be an airflow problem but was trying to visualize charcoal burners and wasn't sure if they maintain an airflow. Think they do as it works with a slow burn.

When they use charcoal to burn incense in church they keep the burner moving to maintain an airflow. 

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Mon 25-Jun-12
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 Could you not put the oak sawdust on a very, very fine grid above the charcoal  so that it allows the air to flow easily, as long as the sawdust smoulders. You would have to play around a bit to get the distances right. Somewhere in my workshop I have a piece of very fine mesh, the kind that used to used on meat-safes in the old days (to keep the flies off the meat).Once you got the mesh really heated up I am sure the wood shavings/dust would smoulder for hours.

I'm almost sure I got it at Isaac Lord's ironmogery & toolshop in High Wycombe, you could give them a ring to see if they still stock it. Now you have got me fascinated Simon. Once I am a bit steadier  on my legs (I have had a bad virus,which has left me wobbly) I will see if I can find this mesh & try it out.

Ah another thought, maybe an old metal steel fine food sieve would do, hung above the charcoal.....Hmmmm, what do you think ?! I have been wanting to do my own smoking for years & recently I acquired a perfect container too do it in....he put it in my skip & I took it out as I could see it's potential. At the moment it is just a cylinder of galvanised metal about 2'6" tall. I think it was a bin at some time & the bottom was cut out. I have a sheet of metal for the top & I could stand the bin part up on bricks. I can feel an experiment coming on......ponder laugh

 

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Mon 25-Jun-12
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Hattie said:

 I can feel an experiment coming on......ponder laugh

Steady on old thing, we don't want you setting your abode aflame!   big_laugh

I'll try that again!

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