US 11,653,658 B2
Apparatus and method for smoking food products
Giovanni Bolzacchini, Desenzano Del Garda (IT); and Holger Landwehr, Bad Rothenfelde (DE)
Assigned to INOX MECCANICA-S.R.L., Goito (IT); and LANDWEHR SERVICE GMBH, Versmold (DE)
Filed by INOX MECCANICA—S.R.L., Frazione Solarolo (IT); and LANDWEHR SERVICE GMBH, Versmold (DE)
Filed on Feb. 13, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/790,096.
Claims priority of application No. 102019000002207 (IT), filed on Feb. 15, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2020/0260747 A1, Aug. 20, 2020
Int. Cl. A23B 4/044 (2006.01); A23B 4/052 (2006.01); A23L 5/10 (2016.01)
CPC A23B 4/052 (2013.01) [A23B 4/044 (2013.01); A23L 5/17 (2016.08)] 6 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for smoking food products, comprising the steps of:
providing at least one kiln with a rotatable drum having a treatment chamber,
loading the food products to be smoked into the treatment chamber,
making the drum of said kiln rotate,
introducing smoke into said treatment chamber of the drum of said kiln while said drum is rotated with the food products loaded in said treatment chamber,
evacuating, after a preset time, the smoke from said treatment chamber of the drum of said kiln to fully evacuate the smoke from said treatment chamber
after the step of evacuating the smoke from said treatment chamber, creating a vacuum in said treatment chamber with the food products loaded in said treatment chamber, and
unloading the smoked food products from the treatment chamber of the drum of said kiln.