Simple Salmon Qview

Discussion in 'Fish' started by ajthepoolman, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    A successful salmon smoke.

    I used Dutch's Maple Glaze and just threw in a chunk of cherry wood on my electric Brinkmann. Went on at 11pm and came off just after 1am. I mopped the glaze sauce on about every 45 minutes.

    I didn't brine the fish and have never really considered doing that. I see others suggesting it though so next time I will try a brine.
  2. dirt guy

    dirt guy Smoking Fanatic

    Looks good!

    Thanks for posting.
  3. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    Yummy looking' eats [​IMG]
  4. bigslick

    bigslick Smoke Blower

    That looks like it came out great!
    I have always brined and been happy with the results, but know it can get over salted if not careful.
    I have not tried Dutch's maple glaze, but it is now on the list for the next salmon smoke!
    I have not tried cherry either...hmm time to go shopping!
    Thanks for sharing.
  5. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great Looking Salmon...
  6. langemr

    langemr Fire Starter

    that looks good. Question, Do people usually brine their salmon? I haven't tried salmon yet but wondering if that would get to salty or still be a good piece of fish.
    Either way I'd take a bit of that one!
  7. bustintires

    bustintires Smoke Blower

    now your in my wheelhouse. hot smoke no brine can be very good, but if your looking for a traditional slow smoked salmon a brine is a must. my grandfather would just use rock salt with the fish layed out on a table(usually 2- 4x8 sheets of plywood as he was a commercial fisherman) for a couple hours then spray down with a hose and smoke for as much as 16 hours for the big kings. any way you look at tho salmon is the bomb, eat it every day.
  8. point blank

    point blank Fire Starter

    a basic brown sugar based cure mixture works great. Can get salty if brined too long however. Couple days seems to be plenty.
  9. cheapchalee

    cheapchalee Smoking Fanatic

    What kind of temps were you smoking at? Looks like you smoked for a little over 2 hours. Nice looking salmon.


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