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Offline Smokin Soon

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Re: Salmon.... Kummok's Salmon!
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2008, 07:05:29 PM »
That looks soooo good. Too bad that salmon has gotten to the price level it has in the past year. I still crave it though.

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Re: Salmon.... Kummok's Salmon!
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2008, 07:42:19 PM »
The salmon is looking incredible! What were the final time and temps that you decided to use?

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Re: Salmon.... Kummok's Salmon!
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2008, 08:58:07 PM »
The salmon is looking incredible! What were the final time and temps that you decided to use?

Thanks Buck. The taste is fantastic as well. It's really a must do.  ;)

Here's what I did...

(3 hours of Alder)
2 hours at 110
3 hours at 140
1 hour at 175

I had already gone a little longer then what Kummok suggested because I didn't see his last comment till then. Having said that I'm extremely happy with how it turned out. This is the first batch of salmon I've done and now that I have it under my belt I feel real confident in getting it dialled in perfectly in the future. Not that this batch isn't excellent, just thinking ahead. I think one of the biggest things that can change your timing is the size of the pieces.

I can't wait to do this again... Man is it good!  ;)

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Re: Salmon.... Kummok's Salmon!
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2008, 09:09:31 PM »
WTG  Mr W --I did a batch of nuts and cheese this weekend but I'm going to do a batch of salmon before xmas and your pics are certainly an inspiration--I was going to try to get out and catch some salmon to smoke today but it's blowing a gale and snowing today so I decided to stoke the fire and fire up the bradley intead.
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Re: Salmon.... Kummok's Salmon!
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2008, 09:19:43 PM »
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Man... I envy you guys catching them fresh and smoking them... I'm sure they would be absolutely killer! Let alone the catching part.  ;)

I have no idea why it took me so long to try Kummok's recipe. It will definitely be a regular now though!

Mike

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Re: Salmon.... Kummok's Salmon!
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2008, 11:45:45 PM »
That looks fantastic Mike!

I put about six pounds of sockeye in to brine tonight. Got my Auber OBS programmable PID also so it will be first time with that.  Haven't done salmon in about 18 months. Hope it turns out as good as the last time.

I'm visiting with family in eastern WA/northern ID area for Christmas. Any suggestions on the best way to pack my finished, frozen salmon along?

Tx

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Re: Salmon.... Kummok's Salmon!
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2008, 01:45:00 AM »
I vac pac mine then freeze it. I wonder if you could keep it frozen in a cooler during the trip. How long is the trip?

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« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2008, 11:46:04 AM »
I meant to add that I used the High Temp Screens on my racks from Bryan at Yard & Pool for this project. They worked outstanding! I did the salmon with no skin on and had absolutely not sticking whatsoever. I did give them a quick shot of Pam as well.

I gotta say I use these screens for everything and they work fantastic.

Mike

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Re: Salmon.... Kummok's Salmon!
« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2008, 11:48:51 AM »
I with ya Mike the screens are one of the best things I've added, and use them with everything!  Makes clean up alot easier too!  Salmon about to go in!

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Re: Salmon.... Kummok's Salmon!
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2008, 11:59:17 AM »
Looks great Mike, now your probably wondering...... why did I wait so long to try this?  ;D

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« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2008, 01:11:24 PM »
I vac pac mine then freeze it. I wonder if you could keep it frozen in a cooler during the trip. How long is the trip?

Mike

Pretty much what I thought I might try. I'll be flying Southwest airlines. About a 5 to 6 hour trip in all. I don't really see a problem with that as long as the airline will let me bring a cooler of smoked salmon on board... I might get mugged and molested... and have all my fish eaten...

Just put it in the smoker about 15 minutes ago, with the new Auber programmable PID. How convenient! It comes pre-programmed for Kummok's Salmon!

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Re: Salmon.... Kummok's Salmon!
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2008, 02:00:22 PM »
No Nick, you will never make with that plan of yours. I'm only 25 minutes away from you, and will guard the salmon for you while you are away. Ok???.......Pleeese!.....

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« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2008, 05:11:03 PM »
No Nick, you will never make with that plan of yours. I'm only 25 minutes away from you, and will guard the salmon for you while you are away. Ok???.......Pleeese!.....

Well.... I've got a pretty big family and they might be disappointed...  ;).  This batch should come out of the smoker in about 45 minutes. I've pulled the rest of the sockeye out of my deep freeze so I'll be starting another batch tomorrow night. Maybe I'll leave some in the mailbox when I go out of town....   ;D

Just got about 7.5lbs of beef into the Reveo. Have to clean trays etc... but I'll turn it into some awesome beef jerky tomorrow.   :P

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Re: Salmon.... Kummok's Salmon!
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2008, 06:09:51 PM »
Looks great Mike, now your probably wondering...... why did I wait so long to try this?  ;D

Boy... ya can say that again Pens!  ;)

Just a slow learner I guess!  ::)

Oh well! It's in the rotation now!  ;)

Mike

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« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2008, 06:34:47 PM »
Trying to figure out photobucket here. Would use my own webserver but I don't keep it up and running all the time...



Not as pretty as some batches but pretty good for salmon that's been in the freezer for a year. A little garlicky and salty because I accidentally used garlic salt instead of onion powder in the brine. (Got to read the label I guess). I made sure to rinse the fish well after brine and was able to turn out something rather tasty!  Also had to deal with a sudden rain storm. Just made a little tent out of aluminum foil to keep the rain from entering the draft...

Cheers....

~Nick
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