Author Topic: Why the wet brine after the dry in Spyguys lox recipe?  (Read 2119 times)

Offline Scott The Primate

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Why the wet brine after the dry in Spyguys lox recipe?
« on: June 06, 2013, 08:13:47 am »
I did this recipe a couple of weeks ago and yes, it's fantastic. The timing is a bit of a pain, as he's very specific, but still worth it.

However, after looking at dozens of recipes for lox, I haven't yet come across any that reference a second brine. Most just use salt and spices in a dry brine, then smoke.

Is it just a flavour issue, or texture? Anyone done a single dry brine only?
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Offline Habanero Smoker

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Re: Why the wet brine after the dry in Spyguys lox recipe?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013, 01:45:31 pm »
I'm not sure, I thought he had answered this more fully on his original post. I do know that part of the reason was for the texture he was looking for.


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Offline scubadoo97

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Re: Why the wet brine after the dry in Spyguys lox recipe?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2014, 10:18:48 am »
There are generally two curing methods. Wet or dry. Gravlax is done using a dry cure. Some lox use a wet brine. The dry cure will pull a lot of water from the fish giving you a firmer texture.  I usually just to a wet brine. I like the silkier texture