Is this a mistake?
Ok, from what I can figure out qview stands for quote pictures? I hope so because I took some. Again this was my very first try at smoking so this is what I did.
I used Bearcarvers brine recipe.
Being the first time trying we did not get too much fish. We used what we needed to cover the fish and the rest went into the fridge for next weekend.
Flipped them every hour. The soy we have was a bit dark, hopefully not too dark.
Under the fan for a couple of hours.
Flipped them over after 1 hour under the fan, then into the fridge unwrapped for the night.
On its way into the smoker.
Well the smoking is something I am not clear on. "a pan of chips" what does that really mean? a full pan? I used about a half full pan of the alder chips. I did end up shaking the pan around after it seemed to stop, and later i did add a bit more. I guess this is where I need to get a few smokes under my belt to get a feel of it.
Brushed it twice with maple syrup twice (I'm Canadian eh!) first time at 2.5hrs and then after 4.5 when I moved the thermometer from the cabinet into a piece of fish. Removed it when IT was 145, the total time in the smoker was 6 hours.
Well it has been on the rack for 45 minutes and I could not wait any longer! Just had a taste and I am very impressed considering this was my first try.
I think I have a new hobby!
Thanks it was great! I do think I could have put a bit more smoke on it. i was watching the temps close and put in "a pan" of chips. Well I am not sure if a pan is a full pan or a little pile. I did about 1/3 full and added a bit more part way through. I could go with more, but as you all say on here it's a matter of practice and doing what tastes good!