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Offline Rainmaker

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Salmon Results
« on: June 24, 2011, 03:38:37 pm »
I finished a full OBS load of salmon yesterday.  I soaked in a brine for 12 hrs using Kummok's brine then dried for about 3 hrs with a fan, then put them in the OBS with 3 hrs of smoke (mix of apple and cherry).  I did 2 hrs at 120 deg then raised to 140.  After 3.5 hrs at 140 deg I did a taste test on a small chunk during one of the rack rotations.  I felt they were done enough to my taste, since I like smoked salmon that is still quite moist.  So out they came and cooled in the fridge for a while.  My son gave a taste test to the Atlantic and the Sockeye and gave a thumbs up.  I quickly vac sealed before he could get any more and put into the freezer.  I'm like many others on this site that find the taste improves after being frozen.  I had a mixture of Atlantic (sorry, I feel guilty even saying I used that) Fresh Sockey and some Pinks.  I thought the Pinks, which are my least favorite fish, might just be good enough for making salmon cream cheese, but the sample I had wasn't too bad.  We'll see what they are like after a few days.

Pictures follow:
Drying after being in the brine
 

Near the end of smoke


Just out of the OBS.  A little white stuff (didn't appear until temp went up to 140 deg)



Vac sealed and ready for the freezer
« Last Edit: June 24, 2011, 07:32:51 pm by Rainmaker »

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Re: Samon Results
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2011, 04:23:41 pm »
Perfect

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Re: Samon Results
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2011, 04:30:05 pm »
Very nice Job RM!!!!! I Had a fathers day party last weekend and everybody that tasted Kummoks recipe on my fish said it was the best they ever had, Even the aunt the boasted she dated a lot of fishermen said it was the best she ever had ;D ;D She must not of dated Kummok :o

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Re: Samon Results
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2011, 04:49:37 pm »
One of my son's friends is a professional chef who runs a BBQ restaurant and he raves about some smoked salmon made with Kummok's recipe that I gave him.

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Re: Samon Results
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2011, 05:59:25 pm »
WOW !!! what a really great lookin bunch of salmon, that wouldn't last long with my family they eat that like candy...lol
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Re: Samon Results
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2011, 07:08:44 pm »
Done to perfection ... Great Job!!

 
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Re: Salmon Results
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2011, 11:28:34 am »
Great looking batch, Rainmaker!  ThanX for sharing the salivation ;) ;)  In my own experience, I think Pinks and Chums are too often overlooked (because of the name???) and are a great choice if/when Kings/Reds/Silvers aren't available.

P.S. to Keymaster .....Your aunt isn't from Sitka is she?!?!?  ;) ;)

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Re: Salmon Results
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2011, 12:48:19 pm »


P.S. to Keymaster .....Your aunt isn't from Sitka is she?!?!?  ;) ;)
I think her run was Coos Bay to the Puget Sound, great Gal for 75 years old  ;)

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Re: Salmon Results
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2011, 01:22:11 pm »
Oh man !! looking good. ;D

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Re: Salmon Results
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2011, 05:14:50 am »
Yeah looks nice