Smoked Salmon Help

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  1. clarktar

    clarktar Newbie

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    Well, I got about 60 tail pieces of sockeye all brined, and was ready to put them in the smoker today and come to find out my smoker was broken. Haven't buuilt a smoker here at the house yet, been using the traegar in the meantime. Tore it apart today and turns out the control module is ruined. Got one ordered. Anyone near the Port Angeles area have a smoker I can use tomorrow? I would gladly give ya some fish, some home made sausage, ground venison etc...
     
  2. Kitsap Fish hunter

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    If you want to come to Silverdale, I will let you use my big chief....
     
  3. lkatdpelicanfly

    lkatdpelicanfly Lizard Fish Slayer

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    There's all kinds of videos about how to make cheap smokers out of big cardboard boxes. I haven't tried it yet but if I was in your situation, I'd consider it. You could modify a large cardboard box to use your existing smoker racks. Just need a pan to throw some hot coals and smoking wood at the bottom. Or you can take an existing barbecue...rig some aluminum ducting tubing to your box from the barbecue...and cold smoke it. The farthest you might need tomdrive is to your local hardware or building supply store and then when its all done..just toss the box...all you have to clean is the racks and maybe the pan. Just an idea.
     
  4. Reel Hooker

    Reel Hooker I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Walmart, or Fred Meyer both selll big chiefs and chips in stock usually
     
  5. Reel Hooker

    Reel Hooker I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    100.00 and you can’t buy your time back my friend
     
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  6. sgwill122

    sgwill122 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I second the big chief, I prefer it over the traeger for smoking salmon. I am in Redmond so not much help.
     
  7. TimeZoned

    TimeZoned 24’ Hewes Alaskan

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    The real question here is where did you get all of the sockeye?
     
  8. Waterdog~

    Waterdog~ Just one more

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    In the water...….:frehya2:
     
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  9. clarktar

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    Saltwater to be more exact
     
  10. clarktar

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    Thanks for the ideas. I think I will go buy a big cardboard box and some dowels..
     
  11. Reel Hooker

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    You can buy a big chief, it comes in a large cardboard box, and then if for some reason you realize that the fish is brined and needs to be smoked ASAP and the damn CARDBOARD BOX isn’t working you have the big chief as a back up plans. Leaving the best part! you don’t have to go back to the store, cause your box came with a smoker:imdumb:
     
  12. clarktar

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    Took fish out of brine yesterday morning. Put on rack and a nice pelicle has formed . It needs smoking asap. Maybe I just go buy big chief...
     
  13. Fireball

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    If you buy the big chief you can then use the box around the outside of the smoker for extra insulation in case it gets wind or to cold to hold any type of temp.

    Good Luck
     
  14. clarktar

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    Im an idiot! Just realized I can just fill and light one of my amazing smoker tubes and stick that into the traegar with the salmon. Wont get to warm but it will smoke.
     
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  15. Mpizzle

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    If you go that route I would cold smoke it for about 2 hours to get the smoke on it then you can throw it in your oven at 170* to actually do the cooking process.

    It'll make your house smell like smoked salmon but there are worse things in life.

    I've finished batches in the oven on a few occasions, works just fine.

    I would just go buy a Big Chief anyway. They smoke better fish than the Traeger and they can hold more at one time. I use the Pellet grill for low and slow on meat, but always use my electric(s) for salmon.
     
  16. clarktar

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    Thanks. It is now in the oven. I don't like them big chiefs too much. I think I rather build a big smoker at some point that I can use for sausages, meats, and fish.
     
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  17. Team Sency

    Team Sency Unleash the hounds!!

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    You broke Benjamin’s heart!!! And now he won’t meet his Big Chief sales quota!!!
     
  18. Odin7

    Odin7 Odin7

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    If/when you do, post it up. Interested in doing the same at some point. I'd like to know how it goes.
     

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