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Old 05-06-2013, 11:17 AM   #1
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Talking cold smoking some sockeye salmon

found some nice sockeye salmon and it was time to smoke a side of it..

brined for 2 days in Pickle salt, Brown sugar and Morton Tender Quick

rinsed off the brine and patted dry.. ready to brush on some Calvados

here the Calvados I used..

and it's time to dust on some spices..

let it rest overnight in the fridge to form a pelicule and starting the cold smoke the next day .. with a sieve of Apple wood sawdust..
note : although my smoker is a gasser - for "cold smoking" I use no heat - I just only start the sawdust in the sieve..

checking in after ~ 2 hours..

and almost done after 3 1/2 hours..
as you can see here - with that large rectangular sieve -
here for this session, I started the sawdust on both sides and this is how it looks after 3 1/2 hours -
so if you only start that sawdust on one side you will easily get 8 hours of smoking out of one load of sawdust !!
whoever came up with that idea - it works great !!

I took the salmon out of the smoker after 4 hours and cut up some the next morning for breakfast..

and here you go - some bagels, Cream cheese and home made cold smoked sockeye salmon for breakfast !! mmmmm....
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:20 PM   #2
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Pictures don't work. Might be my work though. Sounds very good. I need to get the rest of my sockeye cleaned out of the freezer by August when I go back to Alaska. Will have to try this method too.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:22 PM   #3
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Looks delicious.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:24 PM   #4
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:30 PM   #5
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:48 PM   #6
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Excellent work
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:43 PM   #7
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That looks great! I love your cold smoker too!
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:31 PM   #8
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Looks tasty! I kinda wondered from time to time if you could "cold" smoke like that.

Nice job!

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Old 05-06-2013, 06:57 PM   #9
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Heck yeah that's the way to do it! You don't need any fancy equipment to put out good smoke. Looks delicious!
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:58 PM   #10
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Yumm, bagel cream cheese and lox! Well done!
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