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Old 09-18-2010, 10:59 PM   #1
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Making a Cold Smoker From 2 Traegers

Hi all,

This weekend, I needed to cold smoke a couple of bellies that I had curing all week. I bought a galvanized trash can, and had every intention of running the exhaust from a Traeger (I own 2 L'il Tex's), into the trash can and calling it a day.

Then, I decided to try something different. Since I have two L'il Tex's, I turned one into a cold smoker. I removed the pellet hopper/auger assembly, created a template to hold the dryer duct and BAM, I was done! It cost me a total of $30 in dryer duct, and my cold smoker worked like a charm.

The 30' of dryer duct might have been a little overkill, but 8' wasn't long enough to dissipate the heat. The cold smoker ran 2 degrees higher than it's idle temp, so this was a success!

Here's a shot of my FrankenTraeger:

Here are a few posts chronicling my adventures in bacon making (will elaborate more in the appropriate forum)

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Old 10-01-2010, 04:10 PM   #2
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Re: Making a Cold Smoker From 2 Traegers

Groovy. I put a hot plate in my box smoker.


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Old 10-16-2010, 04:33 PM   #3
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That's cool as hell.
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