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old sarge

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Bella or Smoke Daddy Cold Smoke Generator
« on: March 21, 2020, 07:15:23 PM »
Not sure how many folks are thinking about getting a cold smoke generator or maybe replacing an existing one that is past it's prime but found a comparison between Bella and Smoke Daddy on YouTube.   It appears that a SI #4 is the smoker. Enjoy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os7XsxWUiqI
« Last Edit: March 22, 2020, 09:59:52 AM by old sarge »
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Re: Bella or Smoke Daddy Cold Smoke Generator
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2020, 10:33:21 PM »
I may have to get a Bella and do away with my MES/mailbox mod that I use only for cheese. That'll give me more room on the patio.
I like the side access more than the door. I also think I would get another exhaust fitting from Steve to put in the access hole on the side and make it a little nicer.  Course that would let me have a bottle of wine frequently so I could have a cork to close the opening when not using the Bella. :)
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Re: Bella or Smoke Daddy Cold Smoke Generator
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 10:11:29 AM »
Seems like Steve already had the video posted on the store's site with the Bella.  That I did not know.  He chose the door because it can be removed and taken to a drill press and also made it possible to save people the time and trouble of doing it themselves. A drill Gide like the one on the link would help in ensuring that the hole is dead on through both the outer and inner wall.  I have had a Craftsman version for 20 plus years and it does come in handy.

https://www.amazon.com/wolfcraft-4525404-Muilt-Angle-Attachment-Drills/dp/B000JCIMEA
David from Arizona
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Re: Bella or Smoke Daddy Cold Smoke Generator
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2020, 10:25:15 AM »
Thanks for the posts on these, David.

Are you thinking of gettting one? The door being removed so that you can have it done makes sense. I donít know if I have the tools to do the cut on m own, but I didnít look at the link you posted yet. Maybe that would just about do it for me. Need to think about this one.

Would be great to hear some other reviews if anyone else has this. I wonder how it works for hot cooks as well, saying that it can used for that in the description.
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Re: Bella or Smoke Daddy Cold Smoke Generator
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 04:28:10 PM »
Jeremy - I don't do any cold smoking so really have no use for it HOWEVER I do like it and may get one sometime down the road just because.................
I don't know how many folks have purchased one; when it was being discussed here there seemed to be a certain amount of enthusiasm as well as those chiming in about using a Smoke Daddy and/or an A-Maze-n device. After watching the video, I would go with the Bella.   Hard to tell how many have been sold. Looks like Steve has a winner there, regarding low temp and long smoke times.  There have been a couple of folks who ordered the Bella and the door so that they could swap out doors and not worry about plugging the door if they wanted to store the hopper when not in use.  As for tools, look at this video.  The same folks who did the comparison did a repair on their #4.  Drills and Dremel. Seems pretty simple to cut thru the stainless, but maybe time consuming. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBekePGihUY
« Last Edit: March 22, 2020, 04:35:43 PM by old sarge »
David from Arizona
US Army 70 - 95
SI 3D & Big Red Controller
CS 066 (retired to my son's home)
Lodge Sportsman Grill
Weber Kettle
Ducane Meridian 42 inch Grill
LEM MaxVac 1088A
LEM Big Bite #8 Grinder
Chef's Choice 665 and Rival Slicers
Old Hickory Knives
InstantPot Duo80 Plus