If you are like me and love the flavored of smoked meat but don’t have the money to buy a smoker this is for you. Smoked meat can be made in a smoker that both infuses it with smoke and cooks it with heat. Here we see how to cold smoke meats, which also infuses the meat with yummy smokey flavor but does not cook it.
This method is fairly simple because you only need a place to hang or lay the meat away from insects and such in a box or small structure so that the smoke you will create will infuse the meat.
Here are two different example of how to make the box. In the first one from My Casual Homestead, she shows us how she made her cold smoker out of her kids old wood playhouse and a turkey fryer that uses propane.
In the second from American Grit we see how he built his out of scrap wood and he uses a smoker box made for a 55 gallon barrel. He gives a lot more in depth info for cold smoking as well.
Cold smoking must be done when the temperature outside is around 70 or lower so the meat won’t spoil. Now is the perfect time to build your cold smoker so you will be ready. Once those cooler fall temps arrive you can begin stocking the freezer with delicious smoked meats ready to be cooked all winter.
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