I'm Nate from Portland Oregon. I have been making gravlox for a few years, with mixed results, and wanted to start making cold smoked lox.
At the beginning of the spring salmon season I caught 2 fish in short order and said "I am going to make lox with the next one"
My original plan was to use my Weber Genesis and a small smoker box on on of the burners to make the lox, but after doing a few test runs with a small smoker box I realized that it was to hot, the smoke didn't always go where I wanted it and didn't last long enough. I picked up a AMNPS and a maverick wireless thermometer with plans of making a cardboard box smoker. The fish gods did not like that plan, as have lost the last 5 salmon I hooked. To try to get out of that funk I am planning on picking up a gasser tonight in hopes I can appease the fish gods, and make some proper lox.
I will probably use the smoker for hot smoking too, but I am not thinking about that until I make lox.