Lacking a good idea for a friend's birthday, I decided to make her something that I know she would enjoy since she's always raving about my Q. What do you get someone who has everything? How about a batch of smoked almonds? Sounds good to me! Oh, and her husband agreed that it was a good idea so off I went. Not wanting to do the usual salt, I decided to experiment with some flavors... further fantasizing about turning my addiction to my smoker into something that could be a living some day OK, so now here's why you clicked on the link. My Recipes (measurements are pitch and throw... sorry, no absolutes here) Spicy Asian Persuasion: Sriracha hot sauce Soy Sauce Garlic Sesame Seeds Bee Sting: Honey Cayenne Tapatio Hot Sauce Classic Q: Salt Onion Powder Garlic Powder Pepper Paprika Garlic Pepper With a Kick: Garlic Pepper Salt Jalapeno Powder 6Lbs of almonds brined over night with a simple 1 gallon of water and 1 cup of kisher salt then divided into 4 equal batches. I used egg white and water to bind the Classic Q and Garlic Pepper rubs to the almonds. The Bee Sting and and Spicy Asian were wet already so no binder needed. The Q View: Classic Q Spicy Asian: Bee Sting Garlic Pepper With a Kick All the kiddies ready for the heat Added a mix of hickory, mesquite, pecan and threw in a couple of charcoal briquettes for good measure. Roll the smoke at 250 – 300 for 30 minutes, stir, and then let go until done. Off the smoke and cooling down... Can't wait to try them!