Food Storage & SkillsWinter is the Time to Cold Smoke Meats

Winter is the Time to Cold Smoke Meats

If you have been thinking of getting into the lost art of cold smoking meats this article will show you how its done. Cold smoking meats helps them to keep for a really long time because the moisture is gone from the fats and it is done over a period of time without any heat. Since the meat is salted on the outside this helps draw the moisture out while the cold smoke helps to seal in that delicious smokey flavor.

Winter is the Time to Cold Smoke Meats


In cold smoking you have a small building (smoke house) and the meat is salted and hung in there. Then best practice for the smoke is to have the fire outside and use piping to funnel the smoke into the smoke house. This way the smoke is all that gets to the meat, none of the heat. In this article from Meats and Sausages and two super interesting videos from Kyafield where he meets up with Bill Dixon in Kentucky and Bill walks us through the process of cold smoking meats. He tells us in the video that he had a ham that hung in the smokehouse for 7 years and the last of the meat from it was still just as delicious as it was 7 years earlier. I found this whole process fascinating and I am sure lots of folks will as well and it is always nice to see some of the ways our ancestors did things.

Click here to read about: 

Or See it actually being done in these videos”

[amazon-related-products keywords=”smoker”]

Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

Subscribe Today


Get unlimited access to our EXCLUSIVE Content and our archive of subscriber stories.

Exclusive content

Latest articles

Popular Articles

More articles