Traditional smoking in Alaska

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by wdchurchjr, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. wdchurchjr

    wdchurchjr Newbie

    Hello from Alaska,
    My wife and I have been drying and smoking salmon here in bush Alaska for the last 24 years. We have a 8' x 16' fish drying rack and a 7' x 11' plywood smoke house. We usually dry and smoke about 50 King salmon per season and this season we are smoking Silver salmon fillets. Talk about tasty smoked salmon, they are great eating. We are considering trying some experimentation with brining recipes on the next batch.
    Looking forward to reading and learning more about smoking meat, fish and poultry, well in our case ducks, geese and ptarmigan. This fall we are hoping to try our hand at smoking some caribou and/or moose meat. Thanks
  2. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! Sounds like you can give us some lessons!!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  3. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Welcome to SMF WDChurchJr!!! I look most forward to your participation in the forums. Anyway of posting some pics of the salmon set-up and the smokehouse? What part of Alaska are you in?
  4. short one

    short one Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    WD welcome to SMF, and hope you enjoy being with us. I for one would like to see pics of your equipment if it would be possible. Ask any questions you may have and the friendly folks on the forum will supply the answers.
  5. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    WD that sounds interesting, you'll need to post some pics of you smoke house.

    And WELCOME!!
  6. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard WDChurchJr. Glad to have you with us and look forward to hearing about your smokes. I too would like to see that set up you have. I can only imagine the great tasting food that comes from it.

    Keep Smokin
  7. wdchurchjr

    wdchurchjr Newbie

    Our home is in a Yup'ik Eskimo village located on the coast of Kuskokwim Bay Southwest, Alaska. My son and I usually catch the King salmon in our 50 fathom gillnet, we fish out of an aluminum skiff powered by a Yamaha outboard motor. While we are watching the net, we usually clean the salmon so by the time we are done with fishing for the day the salmon are firm and clean, when my wife and three daughters fillet them out it makes the filleting so much the easier. I will post a few photos in the next day or two. Thanks
  8. coleysmokinbbq

    coleysmokinbbq Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF!...[​IMG]...We're glad to have you aboard!!...

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