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Offline AndyBoy

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Re: ProQ Cold Smoke Generator - Pure genius.
« Reply #135 on: February 15, 2011, 04:28:34 PM »
Well I finally got my ProQ smoker to do a full burn. I brined steelhead trout filet yesterday and smoked it for 5 hours today with the alder pellets soaked in water and dried in the oven. Just gave it a taste and all I can say is DAMN! If anyone needs some alder pellets I will be glad to share some, 20 pounds is a lot.

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« Reply #136 on: May 06, 2011, 01:46:50 PM »
Hey y'all,

I just found 285 by doing a google search for "ProQ won't stay lit". The provided packet would not burn so I bought 5# from Butcher & Packer. Tried it yesterday with similar results. Thanks to y'all I am gonna put a batch in the oven & see if that works. Seems like a PITA if I have to do every time but if that's what I takes I'll do it. I have a WSM & it's not exactly a five minute task to get it going.

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Re: ProQ Cold Smoke Generator - Pure genius.
« Reply #137 on: May 06, 2011, 02:57:58 PM »
Hey y'all,

I just found 285 by doing a google search for "ProQ won't stay lit". The provided packet would not burn so I bought 5# from Butcher & Packer. Tried it yesterday with similar results. Thanks to y'all I am gonna put a batch in the oven & see if that works. Seems like a PITA if I have to do every time but if that's what I takes I'll do it. I have a WSM & it's not exactly a five minute task to get it going.

Several folks have talked about having problems with the ProQ staying lit, but I have not, except one time when the fish dripped on the sawdust.  The other place (not Butcher & Packer) is the best place in my opinion to buy the "dust".. Here the old message and a link to the best sawdust.

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GG>-  ONLY USE THE MIXED HARDWOOD SAWDUST, it is the correct grain/chip size for the ProQ smoker.  I am ALWAYS pre-drying each load of sawdust I put in the smoke generator, it works like a charm, the last full load went for 9+ hours..

http://www.psseasoning.com/index.cfm/act/product.view/category_id/20/av/r/product_id/1572

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Re: ProQ Cold Smoke Generator - Pure genius.
« Reply #138 on: May 07, 2011, 03:18:34 PM »
butcher packer stuff is too coarse..i tried it as well.... the dust really does have to be pretty much dust...very fine.

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Re: ProQ Cold Smoke Generator - Pure genius.
« Reply #139 on: September 12, 2011, 01:04:48 PM »


I am preparing to crank my cold smoker up this week.

I have the brine (Jasons) printed out and have some of last years tuna thawing. 

The evenings and mornings are cold enough to give the tuna a 4 hour smoke.

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« Reply #140 on: September 12, 2011, 01:09:11 PM »
yup..it's almost cold smoking season! Yay.
Try cold smoking a rib eye for about an hour then grilling. I think Liz thought of it...it's amazing!

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« Reply #141 on: September 12, 2011, 08:31:43 PM »
yup..it's almost cold smoking season! Yay.
Try cold smoking a rib eye for about an hour then grilling. I think Liz thought of it...it's amazing!

Glad you liked it Jason but I have to give credit to my husband, Catfishthyphoon. In fact, he just got out the cold smoker this past weekend and smoked some salmon from BHFM to make gravlax. I think he also stuck a pork butt out there for a while.

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« Reply #142 on: September 16, 2011, 05:24:13 PM »


Jason did you tell me one time approximately how much sawdust goes into the Pro Q ?  I can't find that post.

1 1/2 cups or did you give it to me in Micro-grams ... ?     ;)

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« Reply #143 on: September 17, 2011, 01:24:27 PM »
Mike-
approximately 100g but that would be based upon the water content of the wood. By volume best estimate (by Jason) was  1.5-1.75 cups. Hopes this helps.
Marc

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Re: ProQ Cold Smoke Generator - Pure genius.
« Reply #144 on: September 17, 2011, 02:02:52 PM »


Jason did you tell me one time approximately how much sawdust goes into the Pro Q ?  I can't find that post.

1 1/2 cups or did you give it to me in Micro-grams ... ?     ;)

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I don't remember...VSSparky is probably close...

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« Reply #145 on: September 26, 2011, 09:13:01 AM »
BTW - that gravlax (sans the sugar) was fantastic! And it kept forever. I think that is going to become a regular staple around here.

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Re: ProQ Cold Smoke Generator - Pure genius.
« Reply #146 on: November 07, 2011, 03:17:59 PM »
Just a heads up. A friend bought PSS mixed hardwood sawdust and it no longer works on the pro-q. It's too coarse now.

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Re: ProQ Cold Smoke Generator - Pure genius.
« Reply #147 on: November 07, 2011, 05:16:23 PM »
Just a heads up. A friend bought PSS mixed hardwood sawdust and it no longer works on the pro-q. It's too coarse now.

Drat, I'm glad I bought 20lbs now...

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« Reply #148 on: November 11, 2011, 03:07:25 PM »
So what happened to the use of hardwood pellets? Believe the theory was to wet them to break them up and.... ?

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Re: ProQ Cold Smoke Generator - Pure genius.
« Reply #149 on: November 11, 2011, 03:29:48 PM »
yup...worked when i tried it.
Wet pellets, let them soak...they inflate and become crumbly and soft. Drain. Put in over for a couple hours to dry.
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