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Help with salmon quickly

post #1 of 14
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smoking salmon as we speak. I rinsed it, dried good with paper towels and stuck it in frig for about 2 hours. it's getting a lot of white "stuff" on top.Do I scrape that off? Did I not dry it good enough? I am using the maple glaze and it's dripping off quickly due to the white stuff. Will take pic next time I open the smoker. Or is the "stuff" just normal?


Thanks in advance,


post #2 of 14

What temp is your smoker ?  I know that salmon does that and I think it is fat so your smoking temp may be to high...

post #3 of 14

Yea you might be smoking to hot. If you smoker at temps around 150-175 I usually don't run into that issue.

post #4 of 14
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yeah I was at 150. seems like it's coming along fine. I just bumped up to 200. Almost done.. 

post #5 of 14

Are you hot smoking it or cold smoking it? Or in other words is this a salmon filet dinner or a snack for football with beer? If it's for dinner don't let the salmon get above 140 or it will dry out. If it's for snacking your smoker is too hot.

post #6 of 14
too hot man, lower the temp
post #7 of 14

The white stuff is fat from the fish.... all good stuff.... omega 3's... heart healthy....  when the white stuff somes to the top, the fish is usually done .... Dave

post #8 of 14
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Man it seemed like I got the white stuff right away. Well in the first hour when i went to baste. I was at 150 degrees. I was hot smoking, I read some posts that said do between 200 and 225. Any way it's all done and taste great. Might be a little on the dry side, but I dip it in the maple and ginger glaze. That glaze is great, I think that stuff could make a turd taste good! can I say turd? Gonna up load my pics soon.  

post #9 of 14
oh i see we were hot smokin, my bad lol. did you save the fat? its really good for you and helps with the salmons flavor
post #10 of 14
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salmondone1.jpg i ate fat off the grate, it was yummy!!! 

post #11 of 14
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post #12 of 14

No problem?  How does the white stuff taste?


If you don't like it, you could send it to me?


Good luck and good smoking.

post #13 of 14

Keith, mornig... Glad all turned out OK.... Thanks for the pics...   Dave

post #14 of 14

It looks real good from here!


Nice job!

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