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Offline aerostef

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Cold smoking salmon, freezing question
« on: November 07, 2011, 08:19:20 AM »
I am planning on trying some cold smoke salmon for the first time using the cold smoke adapter.

Having read a few threads/recipes I am wondering if it is best to freeze the salmon before or after the brine/smoke process?

Ideally I'd prefer to freeze it afterwards as I won't be able to eat it all at once!

Maybe I can freeze the salmon first, then brine + smoke it, then freeze it again? Or is it a big no-no?
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Offline JZ

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Re: Cold smoking salmon, freezing question
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2011, 08:24:10 AM »
I don't know about cold smoking, I haven't tried it yet, but with hot smoking I always use frozen salmon, thaw, smoke, vac seal and freeze again.

Good question - I think it should be safe since it has been smoked. But hopefully someone that knows for sure can chime in here. Don't want to take any chances.

Offline TomW

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Re: Cold smoking salmon, freezing question
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011, 08:44:51 AM »
My current supply is freeze/smoke/freeze.  Works just fine.

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Re: Cold smoking salmon, freezing question
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2011, 02:32:07 AM »
Thank you all for your answers!
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