first time

Discussion in 'Fish' started by grimreeper, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. grimreeper

    grimreeper Smoke Blower

    I am gonna do salmon for the first time. I have done some reading and i want some help. i need to now what temp and how long. the fillets are .44 lbs. Any help is great.
  2. duanes

    duanes Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I hot smoke salmon at 180 to 200 degress.  I usually have fillets about 2.5 to 3.5 pounds.  It normally takes 2 to 2.5 hours.  for a 1/2 pounder, I assume it would be less time.
  3. smokinal

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

    Much less. The worst thing you can do is over cook salmon. It's better to under cook it. You can always put it back on. But if you overcook it it will be dry. A good way to tell if it is done is the filet will begin to get a white fluid running out of it. At that point it is within seconds of being done. Take a fork & see if it will flake apart. If it will take it off. Smoking at 225, I would guess about 30 to 45 minutes for your size filet.

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