Damn Fish Gods

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by ndogg, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. ndogg

    ndogg Newbie

    Howdie everyone.  

    I'm Nate from Portland Oregon.  I have been making gravlox for a few years, with mixed results, and wanted to start making cold smoked lox.  

    At the beginning of the spring salmon season I caught 2 fish in short order and said "I am going to make lox with the next one"  

    My original plan was to use my Weber Genesis and a small smoker box on on of the burners to make the lox, but after doing a few test runs with  a small smoker box I realized that it was to hot,  the smoke didn't always go where I wanted it and didn't last long enough.  I picked up a AMNPS and a maverick wireless thermometer with plans of making a cardboard box smoker.  The fish gods did not like that plan, as have lost the last 5 salmon I hooked.  To try to get out of that funk I am planning on picking up a gasser tonight in hopes I can appease the fish gods, and make some proper lox.  

    I will probably use the smoker for hot smoking too, but I am not thinking about that until I make lox.  
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  3. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sorry to hear you have had issues smoking some lox.  What problems did you encounter when using a cardboard box.  I assume you are cold smoking it.  Yes?

    When I do lox I use a gasser smoker with the burner off.  Just my AMNTS or AMNPS lit at the bottom.  Turns out perfectly.  When you are ready to start talking fish stuff, create a new thread in the fish board.

    Oh and welcome to SMF

    Last edited: Apr 29, 2015
  4. ndogg

    ndogg Newbie

    Thanks for the welcome.  I haven't caught any fish lately so I  never got to try the cardboard box smoker.  Using the gasser with a AMNPS on the bottom and the gas off is my plan.  Hopefully can find a salmon this weekend.  
  5. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Me too.  Wife is going out on Friday and I on Sunday  "HOOK UP!"
  6. sota d

    sota d Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the forum Nate! As you have already seen, help is easy to find here. Lots of nice folks who are always happy to help if needed. Good luck fishing!
  7. [​IMG]   Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a nice sunny and warm day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You could try putting all of your smoking tools away, and fool the Fish Gods into thinking you aren't ready?!?!

    And Welcome to SMF !!


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