first salmon smoke

Discussion in 'Fish' started by clark337, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. clark337

    clark337 Newbie

    Did my first salmon smoke. Learned alot after it. First i thought i messed em up. But still turned out fine. They werent fresh salmon. They were freezered for couple days n thawed em out skined em put in a liquid brine i found on here. Was my first mistake. Didnt read up enough and the salmon fell apart. Got em on a cooling rack as good as i could let em sit for a lil over 24 hrs to form pellicLe. Smoked em with some apple chips till the hit 160 it lil salty from liquid brine next time i will be doing the dry brine of brown sugar and kosher salt. Cuz its store bought salmon.
  2. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    C337, Make sure you write down your smokes to avoid the same mistakes! [​IMG]  The salmon looks good !
  3. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Agreed, make lots of note as to what you did so you can go back later and study. I might suggest that next time, you consider smoking to an IT of 140-145 which is best for most fish.
  4. clark337

    clark337 Newbie

    Thats what i was going to go to was 140 it. But read that 160 was cooked for fish and 140 was if u were vacuum sealing which i have not purchased yet. Next purchase with slicer and grinder. And thanks for the advice. I did take notes. I will be using a dry brine from now on unless some fresh caught salmon fall into my lap in the middle of minnesota. Lol

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