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Offline skearney

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135 max temp??? Help
« on: July 05, 2009, 06:48:49 pm »
We just did our 1st smoke. Used some older salmon and our liquid brine that we used with our little chief smoker. We were unable to achieve any higher temp then 135....  Could our salmon been to wet? Should we have used a dry rub...or i read that drying until glazed...

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Re: 135 max temp??? Help
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2009, 06:58:53 pm »
Look to see if the heating element on the back of the unit is glowing red.
I suspect it it not and you may not have a good connection on the plug going from the smoker generator to the oven unit.  Check both ends, plug and unplug several times.  Push plugs in hard.
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Re: 135 max temp??? Help
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2009, 07:14:04 pm »
omg...you were so right.... the plug did not have a good connection..... i just went out and unplugged and plugged it back in and guess what???.... the temperature is already increasing.... not sure whether we have ruined our first smoke.... but we will certainly keep trying.... Thanks so much, Susan

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Re: 135 max temp??? Help
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2009, 08:49:16 pm »
You should still be O.K.  Cold smoked salmon is great.   :D
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Re: 135 max temp??? Help
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2009, 01:23:54 am »
I'm glad Giz got you going, the only thing I can add is with a wet brine be sure to leave the top vent wide open. You need to allow the moisture to get out. Welcome to the forum.

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Re: 135 max temp??? Help
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2009, 03:57:40 am »
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