My Homemade Smoking/Cure Box
Hartmann last edited by
This is my homemade smoking/cure box. My smoke generator is a metal tube, once holding a bottle of whiskey, that has three drilled holes on the bottom. Load it 1/2 full of wood chips, light with torch and once going, creates good smoke for up to 6 hours.
@hartmann Looks good, love to see some ingenuity!
sstory last edited by
@hartmann Great job on the homemade cold smoke box. That should produce some really great results for you.
Markh last edited by
That’s awesome. Do you have a pic of the smoke generator?
How Cool. About how long will it take to cure those summer sausages? It looks to be about 3ftx3ft? Think I will copy most of your ideal.
demmerich last edited by
@Joe-Hell love it also. I am a project/Magyver guy all the time!
@mcherbies I find that when I use carrot fiber I like to use 1.5 qt to 25lbs of meat for snack sticks. It is boarder line too much water but the finished product is top notch and everyone raves at how much moisture is still in my sticks.
@mcherbies Yeah, 2 quarts of water per 10 lb is going to present a few problems for you for sure. We would recommend 1 qt per 25 lb batch. I’ve done as much as 2 quarts per 25 lb batch and even that was pretty soupy. Now, it DID stuff like a dream, hardly had to turn the crank but it gave me an odd texture…don’t remember if it did anything to the casing or not.
I will need to take a photo sometime.
I add a lot of water to the product. 10lb batch, maybe 2 quarts of water?!? I don’t measure it. It has to be wet to go through my 30lb stuffer. Even then, it tries to bust my stuffer from the pressure. (need to get a 11lb for the smaller casing stuff).
I don’t know the internal temp when I pulled from smoker.
It is likely due to understuffing as mentioned above. Hope to make more in a coming weeks.