Well i smoked the pumpkin seeds over the weekend. they turned out pretty good. not as much smoke flavor as I was hoping for though. I think that next time I will smoke them longer at a lower temp. here is what I did.
seperated the seeds from all the goo. (ok I have to admit I had my wife take on that part of the project)
once they were all clean and rinsed i soaked them in a salt water solution for about 24 hours (dont really know how much salt just poured some in and stirred it up)
spread them on a grill sheet with small holes
sprinkled with finely ground sea salt
set the treager for 225 and cooked for about 90 minutes.
I think that one way to improve the smoke flavor would have been spread them out on a cookie sheet to let them dry (just on the surface) after soaking in the salt water. then coat them lightly in a melted butter olive oil mix and then sprinkle with the sea salt. I say this because the nuts that I have smoked in the past seemed to turn out well like this. I think the coating actually retains more of the smoke flavor than the nut, or in this case seed, could ever hope to take on. just my opinion...
any thoughts from all the experts on this?