I'm planning to smoke some malt in the next couple of weeks for a darker beer I'll be making, so I'll let you know how it goes. I've built a cold smoke chamber for the grain, so it's all ready to go.
Tom, would you mind posting some pics/additional info? Was the smoker difficult to build?
I'll post some pics next week or two when I actually use it, but it was stupidly easy to "build". I have a cold smoking unit
that I bought for cheese and such (I see the price has gone up).
I have had good luck in the past with smoking cheese in an inverted cardboard box, so I wanted to stick with that, but the box I was using (an empty case of beer) was too small to get as much malt in as I wanted. I'm going with a moving box from uhaul.
I built a screen to fit in the box with some clearance around the sides, and I'll just use some bricks to hold it up. So, fire up the cold smoker, bricks in the corners to hold the screen, screen on the bricks, malt on the screen, cover it with a box.
My only concern is that the screen I built won't be big enough (16"x16") to hold as much malt as I want to smoke at once. But it was super cheap to make, less than $5 for the frame and clips I think, I had all of the screen materials from replacing a couple of screens in my house this past summer.
It's just a fabric screen, nothing fancy, but since I'll be cold smoking I'm not concerned about that at all. If this trial works and I want to smoke more at once in the future, I'll just get a bigger box and build a bigger screen. Easy.