Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by j 2the w, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Hi everyone, I am going to smoke salmon for my first time on my kamado. I was wondering what type of wood chips to use and if I should use a water pan. If any of you could give me some advice I would greatly appreciate it because I am a rookie.

  2. I brine mine the night before and then smoke it with alder chips
  3. Do you think hickory would be too strong? Should I use a water pan while smoking
  4. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hickory is used more for beef, etc. Not so much for fish.   I use alder and apple.
  5. Thanks for the link. I still have a couple questions that I don't see in bear carvers instructions. Should I use a heat deflector in my kamado? Should I use both racks or just the top one for the salmon? I have like 4 fillets that would fit on one rack, but don't know if I should use both? Sorry for all the questions-I'm a rookie when it comes to this. Thanks for everyone's help
  6. redneck69

    redneck69 Smoking Fanatic

    use the deflector...your kamado is like my BGE..indirect heat will be the best, other wise you will get some crispy fish...if you have some wooden fish planks soak them in water for a few hours and use them...i tried some for the 1st time about a month ago and the fish came out awesome
  7. Thanks redneck, do you use a waterpan
  8. redneck69

    redneck69 Smoking Fanatic

    no water pan for me, i will place a disposable aluminum pan on the deflector plate to catch dripping on different things i q or smoke on the BGE to help make clean up easier

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