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Initial report on Cold Smoker 3 (7 pics)

First, let me assure everyone that I have no affiliation with the company that makes Cold Smoker 3, and I couldn't give a rat's Mangrate whether or not you buy one.  But, a few expressed interest in it, so here is my first attempt at using it.


I bought an 8 inch 1/2 in, pipe to replace the shipped 3 inch pipe so it would clear the table.
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Looking down the cannister.  The charcoal and chips will be put in here and the wire mesh keeps them in.
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Light it with some crushed Magic Light charcoal.
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When the flames die down, fill with wood chips.
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Put the top and bottom caps on.  Now, here's my problem.  The fitting that was supposed to fit a Big Green Egg doesn't fit.  To get it to even sit there, I had to bend it with a crescent wrench.  Still, as you can see, it leaks profusely.
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I don't get any draw out the top of the Egg.image

However, if I open the dome, it is saturated with smoke.  So, I think I'm happy with the meat getting smoked, but I need to work on getting a better fit at the bottom.
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Comments

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 8,689
    Hmmm..... They made it seem so easy in the video. Do you thing they may have sent the wrong adapter?

    Otherwise, it looks good to go.
  • Can you just stick the pipe into the Egg vent without the adapter?  shut the vent on the pipe or just leave it wide open.   The egg ought to draw an take the smoke with it.  With the a-maz-n I just put it in the egg and opened the vent all the way.  This would be the same principle.  an even longer pipe might be in order.
  • You could even put a hose on the end of the pipe if positioning the cold smoker was a problem.
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    edited January 2013
    Thanks for the suggestions.  I'm going to play around with it.  But, here's an update.  I noticed my air hose wasn't seated correctly, so now I'm getting some draw.  And, when it started drawing smoke out the top, it quit leaking at the bottom.  Still not happy with the Egg adapter, but the bacon is getting a LOT of smoke.

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 3,590
    Pretty cool VI. I see your egg has the strange hard gluelike substance around the bottom vent like mine. Wonder what it is? Mine only appeared after the high que went in.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • Chubbs said:
    Pretty cool VI. I see your egg has the strange hard gluelike substance around the bottom vent like mine. Wonder what it is? Mine only appeared after the high que went in.
    Gosh, I don't know, Chubbs.  I've got a high que too, but I never noticed the ring.  Maybe I need to pressure wash it.
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 3,590


    Chubbs said:

    Pretty cool VI. I see your egg has the strange hard gluelike substance around the bottom vent like mine. Wonder what it is? Mine only appeared after the high que went in.

    Gosh, I don't know, Chubbs.  I've got a high que too, but I never noticed the ring.  Maybe I need to pressure wash it.

    Only logical thing I could think of was having a ton of small prices of hot charcoal falling through high que and sitting in bottom of egg made a glue "melt" if they glued the vent into the ceramic opening and it dried out as soon as it hit the hot ceramic?? Who the hell knows. I touched mine with a toothpick as it was appearing and it was already solidified. Strange.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,147
    Looks like your egg is smokin' crack. 
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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,116
    If you get any more leaks, you can get some metal vent tape at the hardware store to seal around the vent.
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
  • BullibeBullibe Posts: 130
    Will the adapter turn 90 degrees and maybe then you could adjust it's vertical dimension with the sliding piece, then close the draft door onto it?
    Redneck Riviera, Gulf Shores, Alabama
  • 500500 Posts: 1,212
    I guess that's what you call blowing smoke up your @$$.
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 745
    They seal the vents with plain old silicone. The seal on my mini wasn't complete so I called the mothership. I have a High-Que on my large and mini and haven't noticed any of what I see in the pic. ...
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    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 3,590
    jlsm said:
    They seal the vents with plain old silicone. The seal on my mini wasn't complete so I called the mothership. I have a High-Que on my large and mini and haven't noticed any of what I see in the pic. ...
    Interesting. I havent had any performance issues but I definitely have the silicone creeping up my ceramic base like VI does. I guess if I have performance issues I will reach out to the mothership, otherwise I guess my egg will sport a mustache.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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