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  1. Ruedeleglise

    Labelling foods.

    Thanks, I will have to up my game as was said on celebrity master chef!
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    Labelling foods.

    Advice please....as always! What labels do people use on their packaged produce. In my case smoked salmon, but this must apply to many other home produced products. Must be resistant to freezing and not peel off. Also what info do you put on the label if you are “giving away” packages to “friends” for a small contribution. Ie. “If frozen and unopened (as in the case of a vacuum packed product). Or if opened and kept in fridge.....etc....etc. Don’t want to be responsible for any upset stomachs, food poisoning or worse!
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    Smoking Salmon Commercially

    Sorry at the moment what with Christmas coming up, both are like rocking horse droppings!
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    Smoking Salmon Commercially

    Well I never as they say...just turn your back for a day and everything happens. Yes I am near Bishops Stortford so we are all within reach. I am very busy with the pheasant shooting and the deer culling « season » at present. No I haven’t smoked pheasant as yet and have only had one bash at venison. But we will see.
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    Multiple pieces being cold smoked at same time.

    Looks great.
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    Big chips, small chips?

    No go with the blitzer or coffee grinder! I really don’t want to be divorced after nearly 50 yrs!! Changed to the only other chips I have, Beech. Hope I am back on course as this is the first time I have strung 2 sides vertically! The large chip fiasco lasted 2 hours but most of the smoke appeared to be coming from the generator and not through the chamber! Also as my generator is a good 60cms from the chamber with a copper pipe connecting them, there was no heat build up in the chamber above 20c. Fingers crossed! Now to finding where I can get 5mm to 15mm max chips. Any ideas?
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    Big chips, small chips?

    Hmm what a good idea...wonder what the wife will think of that! Our coffe grinder isn’t that big I think I would be blitzing all day. I bought from smokwood shack but the chips are very big indeed. Shame as I have bought three 600g bags!
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    Big chips, small chips?

    Just starting smoking some salmon using larger Alder wood chips rather than the smaller ones that I have used before. I had the smoke production down to a fairly fine art with the small chips, but with the large chips.......!!! First of all I had trouble getting them to smoke, but then they went off like a bonfire out of control! i have reduced the air flow into the remote “tower”type of smoke generator I have got, and turned off my extractor fan on the top of the unit. Possibly there is less smoke now. But the tower and the tube to the smoke chamber has got quite hot. Do bigger chips ignite and smoke more readily once ignited?
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    Multiple pieces being cold smoked at same time.

    In my VERY restricted experience I find the taste of newly home smoked salmon improves..or changes quite a lot over 48 hrs or so. I am sure the taste gets absorbed from the surface and equates throughout the flesh. I am sure Wade or others far more experienced than a newbie like me will give you a definitive answer.
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    Multiple pieces being cold smoked at same time.

    No don’t quote mine as being all set up right! It is only where it is thanks to expert advice. It is still in the development stage!
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    Multiple pieces being cold smoked at same time.

    Go to a reptile / pet shop. Pay more but it takes the grunt out of it. The advantage of a ceramic bulb heater is...I think...that it heats up slower and poss that a light bulb enclosed could fail more quickly. More of the energy in a ceramic bulb goes into heat production and not to produce light. Just my thoughts....not an expert in any way!
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    Multiple pieces being cold smoked at same time.

    I went along to a reptile store and bought at stupid expense, (but don’t tell the wife) a “micro climate” thermostat and coupled it to a ceramic bulb heater. I chose the highest wattage he had, but can’t remember what it was! My reasoning was that it was better to have an over powerful heater controlled by the thermostat than an underpowered heater working its socks off and getting nowhere! In retrospect I wish I had either somehow got a more powerful ceramic bulb or installed 2, as I feel it does struggle a bit to get to the 20s.....but so far it does and has!
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    Multiple pieces being cold smoked at same time.

    Hi Justin. I am newish to the smokey art of cold smoking! It is bizarre that only 2 months ago we were worried about to high a temperature and needing to keep a good airflow. Now we have problems with too low a temperature! I installed a computer fan to draw air up the cabinet and this worked well. Now to keep a higher temperature I have installed a heater and a thermostat below the chamber that the smoke enters the cabinet from my external smoke generator. So far I have been able to maintain a temp of 22 to 23 degrees. This diagram is before the heater was installed, but it goes where the legs are. I have walled in this space. Just sharing ideas........ with thanks to original advice from Wade and others on the forum. oh yes....I smoked 2 halves of sides of Salmon, one skin down and one skin up to see the difference. I must admit both Wife and I preferred the skin down piece. I am about to smoke 2 sides suspended. I am going to use skewers and cord as advised by ....I think yet again, Wade. 7
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    Multiple pieces being cold smoked at same time.

    I know the problem only too well.....not smokey enough.....too smokey....texture not the same as last time. Oh well!
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