This will be my first time smoking any type of fish. I have purchased approximately 4 pounds of salmon and it is currently in your brine recipe.
What wood do you suggest I use? I have hickory pellets and I also have alder pellets, but I'm not sure which one to use. I figure either one would be good, but what type of flavor difference would there be? Any advice or preferences would be greatly appreciated.
First of all----HICKORY IS NOT TOO STRONG FOR FISH !!! especially on a Step by Step that uses Hickory & Loves it !!!!
However if I had both handy, I would use the Alder, but if I didn't have Alder I'd be perfectly happy with Hickory, as I was when I smoked this Salmon!!!