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Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2010, 11:35:45 AM »
That would give you warm smoke,  this is a cold smoker, great for fish


I believe he is speaking of using the aluminum vent for the smoke as opposed to drilling a hole in a perfectly good weber top.
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Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2010, 11:37:07 AM »
could you add a couple of detail photos of the connections,  and of your shelves

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Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2010, 12:21:50 PM »
could you add a couple of detail photos of the connections,  and of your shelves

thanks
I'll try to do that tomorrow.
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Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2010, 05:07:28 AM »
The box was made by a friend of mine several years ago.  It came with three shelves and was seriously water damaged, so I added a new front and back, sealed it up and made extra shelves.  He must have had a router to make those nice cuts.  My previous box supported the shelves with pieces of quarter-round.

I can't remember how I cut the hole in the lid because its been at least ten years ago, but the adapter came from the heating and air conditioning section of home depot.

Here's the underside of the weber lid


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Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2010, 05:18:08 AM »
Do you need to shuffle the racks around for more even smoking?

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Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2010, 05:39:53 AM »
Do you need to shuffle the racks around for more even smoking?

Thanks for the pics
No, I usually let it smoke, untouched, for an hour and a half or until I run out of wood chips.
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Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2010, 06:33:26 AM »
Do you wet the grains a bit to help with absorption of the smoke character?

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Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2010, 06:38:34 AM »
Pretty clever set-up there.  I might give this a try someday. I want to try cold smoking some fish and cheese some day.
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Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2010, 07:38:48 AM »
Do you wet the grains a bit to help with absorption of the smoke character?
I usually don't, but I spritzed all the trays with distilled water this time.  I think it will help.
I'm always worried that there won't be enough smoke, but in the end I have to blend the beer back with non-smoked beer to get a balanced result.
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Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2010, 08:43:03 AM »
It looks like it could almost double as a bee hive (and you got the built in smoker to drive them off when it comes time to collect).

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Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2010, 09:25:14 AM »
What type of material makes up the bottom of each tray?

I was looking at stainless stell mesh but it is pricey!

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Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2010, 10:02:11 AM »
What type of material makes up the bottom of each tray?

I was looking at stainless stell mesh but it is pricey!
It's simply aluminum window screening from home depot, cut with scissors stapled to the wooden frames.
I try to fill each tray evenly with malt so that the smoke has to pass through each layer to escape through the top of the box.  'Works pretty well.
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Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2013, 04:45:54 AM »
 What's burning in the grill? Charcoal bed with smoker box or . . . ?
 I've seen some setups that were as simple as a cheap soldering iron stuck into a tin can full of chips.

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Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2013, 05:31:20 AM »
What's burning in the grill? Charcoal bed with smoker box or . . . ?
 I've seen some setups that were as simple as a cheap soldering iron stuck into a tin can full of chips.

I use charcoal.
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Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2013, 07:38:25 AM »
Yes but what did you DO with the 3 bags of smoked malt? Share amongst the club? Or do you just REALLY like Rauchbier?
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