Can't get smoke on almonds

Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Vegetables' started by skhunter, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. I have tried smoking almonds a couple times but I can't get any smoke flavor. I have used brine on some and not on others. Smoke  at 225 for 3 hours like most guys here. I start with raw almonds, use hickory. They roast up nice but zero smoke flavor. Any ideas?
     
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  3. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would suggest trying "Cold Smoking" for 2-3 hours, and then turn the temp up to 225° to finish

    Smoking with heat causes the smoke to dissipate into the hot air, and it moves faster thru your smoker

    Todd
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2012
  4. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I think you need a little something to "hold the smoke on".  On almonds, I brine them and rinse.  then use a mixture of little butter, franks red hot, and molasses.  mix it up good.

    Seem to get a pretty good smoke flavor, at least they always disappear.

    O walnuts I use butter, dark brown sugar, salt.  brine only a short time as they get soggy.
     
  5. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I like the brine idea, but worroed about the nuts getting waterlogged or soggy

    What in the brine?

    Todd
     

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