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Title: Hello from Belgium
Post by: Wouter on December 21, 2021, 04:44:21 am
Hi,

I'm Wouter from Belgium.
I am new to smoking and would like to start smoking salmon. I wonder which Bradley would be the best investment for me. Am I going for an original or a digital one? Or should I go for a DIY build? Cheaper, but what do I need for that?

A lot of questions...  ;)

Thanks!!

Wouter
Title: Re: Hello from Belgium
Post by: manxman on December 21, 2021, 09:57:47 am
Welcome to the forum Wouter.

I currently have several sides of salmon cold smoking in my Original Bradley Smoker. The salmon was cured with rock salt and molasses sugar, rinsed and allowed to sit for a while before a 4 hour oak smoke. It will be sliced and vacuum packed in time for Christmas Day.

The point is what type of salmon do you want to produce? I.e hot or cold smoked? What other things may you want to smoke and would that involve predominantly cold or hot smoking?

I am on my second original BS, do mostly cold smoking using the cold smoker attachment with a bit of hot smoking from time to time (I do have an Auber PID to improve temp control) and the original has proved perfect for my needs. However if I was doing mostly hot smoking I would think seriously about a digital version.

I have tried DIY food smoking which is fun but does lack the consistency of results, is more time and effort dependent and doesn’t have the ease of use of a Bradley or indeed other purpose built smokers.

Hopefully this will help you start to fine tune your thoughts as to which will be best to suite your needs? ;)

Title: Re: Hello from Belgium
Post by: Habanero Smoker on December 21, 2021, 01:30:20 pm
Hi Wouter;

Welcome to the forum.
Title: Re: Hello from Belgium
Post by: Wouter on December 23, 2021, 02:47:59 am

The point is what type of salmon do you want to produce? I.e hot or cold smoked? What other things may you want to smoke and would that involve predominantly cold or hot smoking?


I mainly want to cold smoke salmon... maybe Eel
Title: Re: Hello from Belgium
Post by: Edward176 on December 23, 2021, 08:36:21 pm
Hey Wouter and welcome to the forum....
Title: Re: Hello from Belgium
Post by: gizy-CA on December 25, 2021, 10:47:02 am

The point is what type of salmon do you want to produce? I.e hot or cold smoked? What other things may you want to smoke and would that involve predominantly cold or hot smoking?


I mainly want to cold smoke salmon... maybe Eel
Can you share the way you prepper Eel and salmon for cold smoke? Thanks. 
Title: Re: Hello from Belgium
Post by: MSK2193 on December 27, 2021, 08:22:25 pm
Welcome Wouter,

Lekker Paling! 

I have the digital 6 rack with the cold smoke adapter.  Made some great (cold) smoked salmon last season and waiting for it to cool down enough to do more this winter.  Still summer-like here in Texas.  You will enjoy the delicate results from the Bradley. 

Never done eel, only buy it when I am home to the north of you!

Much success,

Michael