Sounds like Marine ingenuity right there.Since you guys are all following a theme of smoking in the cold.......in a cooking forum LOL
@jfields , @Keystone_Raider and I were at my cabin for a weekend in February and we were bound and determined to smoke by the fire despite it being 25 - 30 degrees out. We erected a tarp and sat under it the first night; we froze and our eyes and noses were stinging from smoke. The next day John went on a scavenger hunt and came back with my neighbors fallen down tin shed and built us an honest to God fireplace which reflected heat and took the smoke up above the tarp. We ended up being comfy in jeans and tee shirts. The neighbors thought we were nuts! Not good pics but you get the idea.
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My utlimate goal is to do cold smoked salmon but I am using cheese as the guinea peg until I get everything right. I am going to try some more today and I will keep you posted. I bought this smoke generator on Amazon for $10 and it works well but I haven't perfected the amount of smoke and the time yet. I just put it in the bottom of an old charcoal barrel smoker and it kept the temp at the top around 50 degrees F. From what I gather, Lox is slightly different than cold smoked salmon?Ahh, so then my suggestion won't work very well. I just read a bit on cold smoked salmon, and it makes me want to give it a try. I'm not sure I can get my smoker to operate at 80° but I'll see. I love lox, so if I could make my own that would be awesome!