Learning how to construct a homemade cold smoker maybe easy for some but not for others, particularly for people who do not know how to begin the entire job. However, if you are an innovative type of person, nothing will be impossible for you. Constructing a homemade cold smoker is an easy task. It will only require several minutes and a small amount of money to make one.
Tip #1: Prepare the materials you need in the process.
If you want to make your own cold smoker, all you need to do is to gather necessary materials for the project. You will need things like an empty can, knife, soldering iron, and a bag of seasoned smoker pellets.
Tip #2: Follow some construction procedures.
Do not open the can fully. It is best to open it only around 2/3 of the way around. The cover of the can will serve as the foundation of the soldering iron. Make sure that you get rid of the bonding agent on the facade of the can and that you had cleaned the interior properly. Using a tiny but razor-sharp and strong knife, make an opening that is sufficiently big for the soldering iron close to where the cover is fastened to the can. Make sure that the soldering iron is new, not the one you had been using already because it may contain dangerous materials that could pollute your food.
Tip #3: Trying your newly constructed cold smoker
If you want to try your newly created cold smoker, load it with smoker pellets around 1/3 of the can then curve the cover to close. Place in the soldering iron at a position when the can is placed on its edge, the hot slope of the iron will be beneath the pellets. Position the smoke generator in your grill that contains the food you are going to smoke. Shut the cover, but be cautious not to destroy the electric cord of the soldering iron. Hook up the soldering iron and you are ready to cold smoke your food. The generator will make chilly smoke for about one hour prior to requiring another load of pellets. You must also be conscious that one load of pellets will be sufficient for what you are smoking and take note that pellets can give a lot of smoke flavor to your food.
Tip #4: Make sure you maintain your cold smoker.
The construction process of homemade smokers does not end in trying the newly constructed barbecuing tool. The most common mistake made by those who have tried the DIY method of constructing one is that they do not focus much on how to maintain it. Make sure that you always unplug your iron immediately as soon as you finish smoking the food. Do not remove the pellets inside the can until the latter cools down for about 30 minutes.
Since you already know the materials and the procedures on how to construct a cold smoker, it is up to you if you are going to make it yourself. You also have the option to buy one or hire someone to do the work for you.