View Full Version : What is max temp for a cold smoke?

O B City
05-19-2010, 02:01 PM
What is the max temp for a cold smoke? If I do mine outdoors there are commonly 105 degree days. At what temp are you no longer cold smoking, but really really slow cooking?

05-19-2010, 02:26 PM
Depends on what you are smoking, really...
I hear that a pan of Ice beneath the food helps to keep the temps lower, as far as cold smoking on a 105 day...I'm not too sure.

05-19-2010, 02:27 PM
It depends on what you are smoking. Cheese wants to stay < 90. Certain cured meats and sausages, as well as fish go gradually up as high as 185.

O B City
05-20-2010, 12:42 AM
clear as mud... Is there a good book or website on the topic? This cold smoking stuff is totally new to me.

05-20-2010, 01:21 AM
you go above 85 and most cheeses are gone baby gone but with the fishys you can have higher temps so its all about what yer wantin to smoke I guess.