So with all the Pink Salmon in the local rivers I thought I would give this a go. I used a simple Brine 1 cup salt, 2 cup brown sugar and a 1/4 cup Worstchisier sauce. I soaked the salmon for 10 hours then placed in front of fan for 2 hours after drying pieces with what I found out later was my wife's good towel .
Right before going into the smoker I sprinkled brown sugar over the pieces.
After going into the smoker with alder smoke I mixed some pure maple syrup, brown sugar and a dash of cayenne pepper in a small pot and heated on low till well blended. I just kept adding small dashes of the cayenne until after the sweet of the taste there was a touch of heat on the backend. I then brushed this on the salmon at the 2 and 4 hour mark.
This is a picture of whats left of a full rack after dumping half of it on the ground in the back yard. YES Explitives were flowing freely!!!
Heres a pic of the other rack.
And finally a MONEY SHOT of the finished product.
I was very happy with the final product. I will try to modify the recipe with some tweaks to make the final product a bit less sticky but it was very tasty and moist.