Since reading Scarbelly's thread on Chipotle & Garlic nuts & Jeff's newsletter I have been wanting to try smoking almonds. So I thought why not try both? I brined per Jeff's newletter & then seperated each for their own seasoning. The Brine The Rub Pre-Smoker & Seperated All Smoked Up IMHO I will not try the brining next time. Seemed too soft for me? Not big on the Almonds with the rub, but Gary's Chipotle/Garlic Almonds are a hit!!! Nice little sneak up kick on the end.. I will be doing these again for Thanksgiving!!