Oak Wood Salmon?

Discussion in 'Fish' started by blkstallionbbq, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. I have some salmon I want to smoke. I have post oak wood from Texas, and I have some pellets that are a apple/hickory mix. Which would be better to smoke salmon with? I have read fruit woods are best but apple mixed with hickory sounds iffy. I hear hickory is too strong for fish. I have also heard that oak is better for beef and other meats. Decisions decisions! 
  2. red dog

    red dog Smoking Fanatic

    What type smoker do you have? I have never tried oak on fish but you will probably be o.k. as long as you don't pour the smoke on too thick.
  3. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Matter of taste really.  My wife and I actually like hickory and mesquite on Salmon.  We have white oak too, lots, and it works.  We use a sweet and salty base (brown sugar and soy sauce) and the stronger woods just complement it nicely. 
  4. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    I've used hickory on salmon many times as well. I flirt between alder, apple and hickory....... Mix and match as well
  5. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Between your choices, I'd go with the apple / hickory mix.

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