Cold smoking is mainly smoking the food without heat. Masterbuilt Cold smoking kit serves the purpose. This is ideal for smoking foods like bacon, fish, sausage and cheese. The smoking kit works very well with all the Masterbuilt Digital and Electric smokers. Attaching the kit to the wood loading port is easy and simple.
The smoking kit has a capacity to provide smoke up to 6 hours. The temperature during the process stays low at 100 to 120F. The smoker needs to be plug in along with the smoking kit if you are cooking the food.
The product has dimensions 9.8×8.1×16.8 inches and weighs 10.2 pounds. It is manufactured in China and is currently available to be shipped also outside US. It is rated with 4.5 stars out of 5 at amazon.
Pros and Cons
- This is an excellent solution for curing foods
- The usual wood chips can be used on the smoking kit
- Suites for curing and smoking foods
- Produces smoke for longer time with minimal amount of wood chips
- Good quality materials used for construction
- Properly insulated and smoke doesn’t come out of the smoking kit
- Holds lot of wood chips for smoking
- Also fits with non-masterbuilt smokers
- Produces smoke with negligible amount of wood waste. You can barely find ashes in the ash tray
- Great value for the money
- Smoking can be done very easily.
- Reasonably priced
- Easy gets attached with the smoker
- Easily cleanable
- Heats up very quickly
- Chip tube is narrow and needs some shaking to get the chips to the bottom for smoking
- Wood chips can clog if added in enormous quantity. Someone should sit beside and make it burn steadily
- Time required for smoking varies
- The difference in chip burning and fish smoking temperatures can cause troubles.
- Smoking kit requires separate outlet for functioning. So if you don’t have an extra power socket you would require an additional extension cord to insert the smoking kit.
- Cleaning of smoking kit is required before adding new wood chips
- Lack of smoke if chunks of wood are used. It needs wood in small chips
This is an awesome cold smoker. It is capable to provide smoke for 6 hours continuously at temperatures between 100 to 120F. For cold smoking you don’t have to plug in the smoker but for hot smoking it requires powering of both smoking kit and the smoker along with it. It is not confined to only master smokers but can also be used with smokers by different manufactures. Gets easily attached and detached from the smokers. It is available in black color and price of the smoking kit is $69.99. The product on purchase must be shipped separately and it involves no additional shipping cost. Product delivery usually takes 2 to 4 weeks. It weighs 12 pounds on shipping.