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    Default Smoking food

    I got a hot smoker for Christmas, so thought I'd try it out last night.
    I has some venison I was going to cook anyway so decided to try and smoke them.
    The instructions say you only need about a teaspoon of sawdust which I was unsure about but followed the instructions anyway (unusal for a bloke I know). I expected it to take 30 - 40 minuets to cook but when I checked it at 30, not only was it cooked but a little over done ! I'll know for next time.

    A good pressie and I can see it getting regular use.

    Cheers

    Mark

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    looks like a cool thing, fast and doesn't use up a lot of sawdust.
    What did you smoke? I dried some moose meat some days ago and it came out great, would be a nice thing to try smoking meat next time.

    cheers
    Abbe

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    Default Re: Smoking food

    Sounds great. Do you know where its from?

    I've been looking for a small one for ages to smoke my own duck and things.
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    Default Re: Smoking food

    we got one of them it called an oven. Turn it on and it fills the kitchen with smoke - cann't be my turn to clean it already.

    Seriously, where did you get the smoker?
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    Default Re: Smoking food

    Did anyone see Hugh F-W's home made smoker on the River Cottage Christmas programme? Now there's a challenge.
    Stu
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    Default Re: Smoking food

    Missed that one. I know he usually just mods his chimney...
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    Default Re: Smoking food

    The smoker came from SWMBO (sorry Kath). She got it out of a catalogue, I'll find out which one and let you know. It's made from stainless steel, about 18 x 12 inchs by about 5 or 6 deep. Powered by 2 meths burners beneath the box.
    This is a hot smoker so it cooks the food as well.

    The cold smoker is the one HFW made with an old wooden barrel, a 5 gallen drum and some pipe. The metal drum burns the dust. The smoke goes through the pipe and cools down enough so when it enters the wooden barrel it preserves rather than cooks the meat.

    Cheers

    Mark

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    Default Re: Smoking food

    http://www.nauticalia.com/uk-info/ou...ker/93164.html

    This is it, it comes with a lid as well (not shown in the picture). You can fit a surprising amount into it and the notes are right, 2 bags a sawdust will last a long time...

    Cheers

    Mark

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    Cheers Mark.

    Just also found it at www.thebbq.co.uk, at 1 more.
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    Default Re: Smoking food

    Cheers for the link Buckshot :biggthump

    Ed

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    Default Re: Smoking food

    think I'll have a go at making one out of some old tins/cooking oil drums.
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    Default Re: Smoking food

    If you want to smoke larger quantities of stuff have a look at this http://www.downsizer.net/Projects/Cu...Cold_smoker/1/

    I've just got hold of an old filing cabinet and have this marked down for a project soon.

    george

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    Quote Originally Posted by falcon
    Did anyone see Hugh F-W's home made smoker on the River Cottage Christmas programme? Now there's a challenge.
    Yep, good program, interesting to see that they used to use cold smoking more than hot smoking (I was cooking for the family at the time so thought it a good program to watch in between times). :wave:

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    Default Smokin

    this is a catalogue that has several pages of smokers and the like.
    http://www.askari-fishing.co.uk

    yours Den

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