National Homebrew Day Giveaway - Enter Now - Weekend Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Food and Beverage > Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making > What to cold smoke?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-20-2013, 01:47 AM   #1
BamaProud
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: , Tennessee
Posts: 570
Liked 121 Times on 82 Posts
Likes Given: 105

Default What to cold smoke?

I now have the ability to truly cold smoke. What would yall suggest for my first attempt?
__________________
Wine-Down Brewing and Winemaking
Drinking White Zinfandel, Orange Hefeweizen, Apfelwein, Jawbreaker Pale Ale, Brown Ale
Ferm1-Blackberry Merlot Ferm2-Apfelwein
Ferm3 -Apfelwein, Ferm4 -Skeeter Pee, Ferm5 -Jawbreaker Pale Ale
BamaProud is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 02:17 AM   #2
adiochiro3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Dublin, CA
Posts: 568
Liked 175 Times on 99 Posts
Likes Given: 98

Default

Cheese is a great first cold smoke; no risk of getting anyone sick while dialing in your method. Also a fantastic treat! I can't keep enough of it on hand for my family.

Do you cure meats? I cold smoke all sorts of meats -- after curing.
__________________
James
adiochiro3 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 03:34 AM   #3
BamaProud
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: , Tennessee
Posts: 570
Liked 121 Times on 82 Posts
Likes Given: 105

Default

I haven't cured any meats but want to start. ...I was thinking maybe fish.
__________________
Wine-Down Brewing and Winemaking
Drinking White Zinfandel, Orange Hefeweizen, Apfelwein, Jawbreaker Pale Ale, Brown Ale
Ferm1-Blackberry Merlot Ferm2-Apfelwein
Ferm3 -Apfelwein, Ferm4 -Skeeter Pee, Ferm5 -Jawbreaker Pale Ale
BamaProud is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 10:20 PM   #4
Chadwick
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Chadwick's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Campton, Kentucky
Posts: 782
Liked 184 Times on 128 Posts
Likes Given: 91

Default

I make lox at home fairly often. It's much cheaper to make it yourself and it's usually better than the store stuff available in SE Kentucky. I would sure cold smoke some of it with alder wood. Oh my, now I need to go make some more lox.
Chadwick is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 12:10 AM   #5
chef273b
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 209
Liked 70 Times on 52 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BamaProud View Post
I now have the ability to truly cold smoke. What would yall suggest for my first attempt?
Bacon. Cure a pork belly, cold smoke it for 12 hours, then put it over hot smoke til it reaches 165. You'll be amazed.
chef273b is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 12:14 AM   #6
DanH
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
DanH's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,025
Liked 82 Times on 64 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by adiochiro3
Cheese is a great first cold smoke; no risk of getting anyone sick while dialing in your method. Also a fantastic treat! I can't keep enough of it on hand for my family.
Yep! Smoked Romano grated onto anything is extremely delicious. The regulars are good too; cheddar, Monterrey Jack, etc.
DanH is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 02:14 AM   #7
kingwood-kid
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: houston
Posts: 1,486
Liked 94 Times on 87 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Barley. Smoked ales are delicious. With a cold-smoker, you can choose the wood and time, and not worry about roasting your enzymes. Peanuts are also nice.
__________________
Say no to intolerance: love gluten and lactose.
kingwood-kid is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2013, 10:09 PM   #8
PsiNyde
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Manchester, NH
Posts: 62
Liked 15 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Definitely cheese, especially if it's homemade. You cannot screw that up.
__________________
.:[PsiNyde]:.



Primary:
Secondary:
Bottled: Smoked Peach pLambic, An Puc Ar Buile [Angry Billy Goat IPA], Hippy Stank DIPA
Kegged: Mango Fandango
PsiNyde is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2013, 07:10 PM   #9
cervid
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 215
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

For your first smoke... Getting used to the unit? I'd lay out a bunch of sea salt on some tin foil that you punch holes in. It is literally impossible to screw up smoking salt..

After that, well.. Now that our salmon run is over and it's fall I'd be doing pork bellies, pork jowl bacon... ESPECIALLY, pork jowl bacon.. You'll finish it hot, but order it, brine it, cold smoke it, and you'll never look back..
cervid is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2013, 12:12 PM   #10
gratus fermentatio
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
gratus fermentatio's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Montana
Posts: 10,024
Liked 1293 Times on 827 Posts
Likes Given: 3669

Default

FISH! Some nice salmon or trout, easy on the spices so you can still taste the fish when it's done. Just my 2 cents worth.
Regards, GF.
gratus fermentatio is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kettlehouse Cold Smoke Scotch Ale Recipe? osagedr General Beer Discussion 74 03-14-2014 06:45 PM
Cold Smoke Scotch Ale Clone Attempt II remuS All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 2 04-25-2013 09:34 PM
Cold SMoke Scotch Ale Clone Yeast agdoc04 Fermentation & Yeast 4 01-15-2012 03:01 PM
Cold SMoke Scotch Ale yeast agdoc04 General Techniques 0 01-14-2012 08:22 PM
Oak smoke? the_bird General Beer Discussion 3 04-13-2009 05:59 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS