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Smoke Generator

Post by Brewery » November 17th, 2012, 6:27 pm

I'm thinking about making a smoke generator and was wondering if anyone has any experience with them?? I've never had my hands on one, just seen a few Youtube videos.


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Post by Tom_Heath » November 17th, 2012, 6:54 pm

The only thing that I have even seen is the a maze n smoker,,,, its a little maze that burns saw dust.

From what I hear its pretty slick.


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Post by Brewery » November 17th, 2012, 7:05 pm

I was just watching a video on them, they do look pretty slick. I also like the idea of it not being electric



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Post by Gizmo » November 17th, 2012, 7:24 pm

Brew I wish you would buy one so I could borrow it... I think they look great - if they work... :-??


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Post by maccas66 » November 17th, 2012, 10:45 pm

I think I like the Mac`s BBQ pro Q the best!, but holy crap 39 pound is alot of dosh!


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Post by Gizmo » November 18th, 2012, 8:34 am

Thanks Mac - I just checked out the cold smoker of which you speak - cool looking product and they offer PEACH dust!
Wow - might have to try that one... at least the variety pack ... :)

Brew that one is worth looking at - I just copied Mac's name mention from his post and pasted to search and found it first try... then you have to go to the USA page to order it but there's a nice video there to see it in action.

I think the key to this design is the fuel - small enough grind to light - dry enough to smolder - wet enough to stay under control.... anybody else on here that's fooled with this design much? Love to hear from you! :)


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Post by Rodcrafter » November 18th, 2012, 2:09 pm

I think I'd like to make one. But it will be one that has a pump, I like more smoke than the maze type products put out. At least for the size chamber I will be using would require more.


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Post by Tom_Heath » November 18th, 2012, 3:52 pm

I would like to try out the maze on my coal feeder, I get good flavor but its coal flavor and I would like just a touch more bite.

I have heard that guys use two of the maze in the bigger electric rigs.

Its gonna be next year till I can buy anything else. LOL


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Post by Brewery » November 18th, 2012, 4:06 pm

I was watching videos of the one smoke daddy.com offers. Looks nice but pricey. Thinking about getting my brother one as an Xmas gift for his traeger. He's mentioned doing cheeses in the past



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Post by maccas66 » November 19th, 2012, 2:18 am

I`m going to have a go at making one of these mazes, I have a S/steel grate left over from a job years ago and I think it might just work, well I hope it does anyhow!!.... :welder:


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Post by Rodcrafter » November 19th, 2012, 7:03 am

As big as that is, if you use 18 inches it would burn several hours if you just use it straight as is.


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Post by maccas66 » November 19th, 2012, 3:33 pm

Rod I was thinking of cutting some sides off and adding a fence down the middle with it, it`s about 2" wide and 1.5" deep and 1m long, the holes are .25" dia do you think the saw dust will fall through?


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Post by Gizmo » November 19th, 2012, 8:54 pm

That's a perty big hole size ... grab yourself any old sawdust and fill it and see...


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Post by crustyo44 » March 22nd, 2014, 4:35 am

Personally I like the New Zealand made external Ventura smokers made by Alec Upfold. I have the know how, experience and equipment to make one but NO spare time so I bought the Ventura 500. Adjustable air intake and suitable for small smokers to super large smoke HOUSES.
I have used it for several years and it's indestructible, all stainless as well.
A friend of mine copied the AMAZEN SMOKER SOMEWHAT. it works a treat but is fussy about chips, dust or pellets used, exactly like the original, they are like women!!



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