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Newbie here, want to smoke salmon!

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Hi there. I'm new to this smoking foods thing. I want to finally start smoking some of this salmon we've been catching. Obviously I will probably be smoking other foods down the road, but for now I want to do some salmon!

 

I've pretty much decided on the Masterbuilt 40" w/ window Model #20070512, but have some other questions:

 

  • How well does the MES produce smoke at the lower temps needed for smoking fish?
  • Do I need the Masterbuilt Cold Smoking Kit or the AMNPS? Seems the AMNPS is highly regarded here.
  • Do I need mesh fish mats for smoking salmon?
  • How is the temp control on the MES? If I set it for 140°F, is it going to be 140°F in there? Or do I need an external thermometer? If so, what one is recommended?
  • Is there anything else I need, or need to know?
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I will be watching this thread.  I just got the MES 30 with the window, and we are waiting for the fish to arrive in the river.  I have done ribs, and a pork roast with good results.

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Originally Posted by HuskyKMA View Post
 

Hi there. I'm new to this smoking foods thing. I want to finally start smoking some of this salmon we've been catching. Obviously I will probably be smoking other foods down the road, but for now I want to do some salmon!

 

I've pretty much decided on the Masterbuilt 40" w/ window Model #20070512, but have some other questions:

 

  • How well does the MES produce smoke at the lower temps needed for smoking fish?
  • Do I need the Masterbuilt Cold Smoking Kit or the AMNPS? Seems the AMNPS is highly regarded here.
  • Do I need mesh fish mats for smoking salmon?
  • How is the temp control on the MES? If I set it for 140°F, is it going to be 140°F in there? Or do I need an external thermometer? If so, what one is recommended?
  • Is there anything else I need, or need to know?


I own the MES 30 digital Gen 1 without the window. I've only smoked salmon once in it but it turned out pretty well.

 

I'm one of the guys who loves the AMNPS. You just need to learn a couple of steps to light it correctly and after you do it will stay lit and producing smoke for about 6 hours, give or take.

 

This is my third try at writing this so I'm going to keep it short. There's a Fish forum which will answer your questions about smoking salmon and I suggest you post this question there.


Edited by daRicksta - 9/2/14 at 9:04am
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