Retired157 I have a cook shack which is basically the same thing as what you have. Couple of things from what you are describing that you want to do. From the factory there is no vent adjustments, just a pinky sized vent hole on the top and same one on the bottom to drain grease. Now I see you added a vent to the door which will let some air in but it will probably get bottleneck with the small vent on the top. So you may have problems with the smoke schedule you described.
Also with this smoker you will have trouble getting wood chunks to smoke (if at all) at low temps. Especially with the low temps in your schedule. With this smoker you really need a smoke generator to do what you described. You mY be able to get away using a smoke tube and a fan since you added the vent on the door.
Get on youtube and watch 2 guys and a cooler videos. He has the smokin it brand of your smoker and has a smoke generator to do his sausages.
Cold smoked cheese
I cold smoked some sharp cheddar cheese A week ago using apple wood. It was my first time smoking cheese came out good. I have been cutting up my cheese in small piece then storing in freezer to use in my summer sausage. This has worked out well the cheese stays whole does not melt out. Has anyone ever added smoked cheese to A snack stick or summer sausage if you did how did it turn out?
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shoprat53 Walton’s has high temp cheese that you can add to your mix near the end before stuffing. It adds another level of flavor and visual appeal to the finished product. Many regular cheese’s have a lower melting point than the cooked point of the finished sausage leaving you a messy finished product. I haven’t tried smoking the high temp cheese, but that might be an option.