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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-17-2009, 03:11 AM Thread Starter
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Got a fish smoker made.
Also made a fish cleaning table outside to process salmon. (running water, set up for filleting, gut catcher etc) (May work for moose also with a little modification)
Got 14 (avg size 8-9 lbs) sockeye salmon yesterday.
Smoked 3 today for an hour & canned in 1/2 pint jars with various additives, jals, tabasco, hot-med & mid picante sauce, tomatoes etc. Searching for a recipe we like.
Got 20 fillets in brine to be smoked tomorrow.
Ate 1 fillet for supper & neighbor got a fillet for supper also.
Haven't posted much lately but summers here have/are a busy time.
Prep for our winters.

Just say'n hi & all is well & have been busy with garden etc & now fishing time is here.

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Hi Dave

Sounds good! Will this fit?

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Good score Dave. Best salmon we ever had were caught off Homer. I'm jealous!

I save all my alder chips for my son (3 smokers) hoping he will remember his poor old dad with a sample of Puget sound salmon.
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Smoking fish? Aren't they hard to light?

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I think if you cut the head & tail off it would fit.
24" wide, 8ft tall, door 2X5 ft
Flaps cover holes to regulate air/smoke/heat flow
Hard to light, NAW. Just use a propane torch
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Dave,

I hope your grates aren't galvanized, I understand that can be dangerous.

But those filets sure look good.
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a1:
You are right, no galvanize or used metal.
Was going to make some from maple but too much work so
I got a 4 X 8 foot piece of plain mild steel, 1/2 expanded metal. Cut the grates 19-1/2 X 23. (simple)
ran them thru the dish washer (after wife went to bed)
coated with cooking oil to help prevent rust & not stick to the fish.
Heated them in the smoker to help oil soak in some to cure & hold oil coating by themselves,
I spray with a little "non stick" cooking spray.
Use a cast iron skillet, charcoal brickets, lit with a propane torch, for heat.
Then add Hickory chunks for the smoke.

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Smoked Salmon.....<drool>.

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Smoking fish? Aren't they hard to light?
Mike,

If you're having a hard time getting yours lit, you're sucking on the wrong end of the fish!

(Old Alaska joke!)

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