First Smoking – Salmon

Some notes from the first time I used the smoker – I made smoked salmon.  The result was awesome – I’ve made it a couple times since then, and am just dropping this here for future note.


I really just followed the instructions.  I used Diamond Crystal Kosher salt, as he recommends – which, BTW, is probably going to become my goto salt.  I used Costco salmon without the skin on – it worked perfectly.  I brined in Ziploc bags – no problem.  The whole thing came out perfectly.  I think I only brined for a few hours, then dried for a few hours.  Since then, I’ve brined and dried for longer, but this first batch of fish really needed no improvement.

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