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smokeyw
04-12-2011, 02:16 PM
I know a lot of people cold smoke salmon, vacuum seal, and freeze it for later. Can you also freeze hot smoked salmon for later consumption? If so, how long can you keep it? Any tips on this subject would be appreciated.

sfbbqguy
04-12-2011, 02:24 PM
I've only done hot smoked (kippered) salmon so far. Next salmon I do will be a cold smoke. This one...http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=75692

After the salmon cools in fridge I vac-suck then date and into the freezer. Never had any problems but I don't think we've had in freezer for more than about 3-4 months max. I suppose it would last longer but may depend on the pre-smoking process. I think it may last longer if it was cured somehow before you smoked...but I'm certainly no expert.

Brewer
04-12-2011, 02:27 PM
Yes and it will keep for a few months. I've found that if I keep it more than a couple months it gets a little mushy after thaw.

smokeyw
04-12-2011, 02:53 PM
That cold smoked looks great! I have cured salmon before in a similar manner and just sliced it up and ate it. No smoking at all. It is good that way.

I've only done hot smoked (kippered) salmon so far. Next salmon I do will be a cold smoke. This one...http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=75692

After the salmon cools in fridge I vac-suck then date and into the freezer. Never had any problems but I don't think we've had in freezer for more than about 3-4 months max. I suppose it would last longer but may depend on the pre-smoking process. I think it may last longer if it was cured somehow before you smoked...but I'm certainly no expert.

rocketmanray
04-12-2011, 06:11 PM
I hot smoke mullet in the winter, I cast net them from the dock.... I concur with the 3 -4 months in the freezer or it gets a bit mushy. It usually doesn't make it to the freeze though.

If it does get old, I have party crowd pleasing dip that's never gotten a bad review. PM me it you want it. Works best with hot smoked fish.

RMR