First smoked salmon

Discussion in 'Fish' started by c farmer, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    With the help of WaterinHoleBrew. I used a 4-.5 brine. We don't use much salt.

    The slab of salmon.



    Here is the brine with some butcher pepper mixed in covering the fish.



    Brined overnight. Here is what it looked like in the morning.




    In the fridge to dry during the day till I could smoke it for supper.



    Ready for the smoker.



    Got some Italian spice from Todd. Sounded good to me for fish. Used the expandable tube in my vertical.



    Salmon in the smoker. Color is off cause it was dark.



    Took 3 hours at 150 to get 140 IT.



    Nice and flakey.



    Served with veggies.



    We loved this. Will be doing it often. The wife said once a week. Ha.

    The Italian spice is a great lite smoke that works good with fish. I could even see using it on my cured meats and sausage.

    If you noticed, no fat out. The white stuff. If you cook at a low enough temp it doesn't happen.
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2016
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  2. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Beautiful! :drool
    :points:

    My wife wants me to smoke some salmon after looking at your post, it's a high bar you set for me!
     
  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks. Trust me , this is easy of you can keep low temps
     
  4. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    That's my worry, ill have to use kettle or horizontal offset with charcoal. My MES will not go that low. It'll be a good experience to try!
     
  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You mes will go that low.
     
  6. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    ? Hm, I thought 200 was it? I feel dumb. I'll check it out after daughter is asleep!
     
  7. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use my mes as as low as 120.
     
  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Adam that looks great,I think my MES 40 runs almost 150 when I set at 100 Did you smoke the mixed vegies/ Points for having a first turn out great

    Richie
     
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job, Adam!

    Can't beat a meal like that!

    Tasty& healthy!!

    POINTS!

    Al
     
  10. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I didn't smoke the veggies all thou I should have.

    Thanks Richie.
     
  11. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Al.
     
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Your salmon looks great Adam. Nice smoke!
     
  13. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic

    Great looking salmon for the first time.[​IMG]

    POINTS!!!
     
  14. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job Adam, ya nailed that smoke... sure looks tasty ! Thumbs Up
     
  15. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice job there.  Should be very proud.  I bet the taste was unreal.
     
  16. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks all.
    That makes me happy coming from the salmon king.

    Thanks
     
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  17. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job on the fish......  You got it perfect !!!!     ..[​IMG]...
     
  18. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    Wow that looks great. :drool

    :points:
     
  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That Looks Awesome, Adam!!--[​IMG]-----------[​IMG]

    I never smoked any Salmon for "Dinner". I have only Smoked it "Hard" for Snacking.

    However if I did, I would want mine to look just like yours!!![​IMG]

    Beautiful !![​IMG]

    Bear
     
  20. Adam, that is some fine looking Salmon,  Perfect supper. My Wife has been asking me to do some, If it ever stops raining

    you gave me the push I needed.  Great job my friend  [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Gary
     

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