Getting ready to smoke all this salmon. I need a big smoker

Discussion in 'Fish' started by ted in alaska, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. ted in alaska

    ted in alaska Newbie

    Had a great year here in Alaska. Total probably have about 400+ lbs of fillets. My smoker only holds about 5 lbs per load. We hit the dip net season for sockeyes and got close to our limit. Total of 36.  Then I started fishing for Coho's and limited out most days over the run. Fished everyday for 2 months. Did catch 2 big Kings but they don't compare to the others so I gave them to a family that wanted them.

    I will be using a basic dry brine of 4 parts brown sugar and 2 cups of kosher salt, with garlic and black pepper corns. That is the way we like it best. Will be loading the smoker shortly.

    If anyone wants to recommend a smoker I would be happy to listen.

    Some of the Coho. These fish were huge this year. Smallest was around 7.5 and the largest 14,3

    http://www.myhostedpics.com/images/...9279606705525458157446118996711035nsalmon.jpg

    http://www.myhostedpics.com/images/IdahoElkHunter/smokefish3.jpg

    This was 5 fish

    http://www.myhostedpics.com/images/IdahoElkHunter/smokefish2.jpg

    A start on sealing the sockeye. This took the whole day to do

    http://www.myhostedpics.com/images/IdahoElkHunter/smokefish4.jpg

    http://www.myhostedpics.com/images/IdahoElkHunter/smokefish5.jpg

    Sockeye headed to the smoker

    http://www.myhostedpics.com/images/IdahoElkHunter/smokefish.jpg
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2014
  2. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    Man you struck gold! I would love to smoke a few of those!

    You better give us some QView when you smoke em!
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2014
  3. Hello Ted,

    Beautiful fish...mouth is watering!

    Can you tell me what brand of sealer you have? Been looking to replace my old one and yours is beautiful!

    Echo
     
  4. ted in alaska

    ted in alaska Newbie

    Foodsaver Gamesaver Titanium G800. It double seals and has double pumps.Got it at Costco for $325 which was a savings from every other place by $135
     
  5. How delicious indeed! You HAVE had a great year!!! That's wonderful! So fun to see! Cheers! - Leah
     
  6. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ted,

    Save some for me.  I'll be in AK during the week of 9/7 for some Halibut, cod and silver salmon fishing.   All that workout will for sure cause an appetite which will help you reduce some of your excess inventory.  Yumm!
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2014
  7. ted in alaska

    ted in alaska Newbie

    You will be fishing around Homer or Kenai. The salmon run where I am is just about over...   :(
     
  8. thatcho

    thatcho Meat Mopper

    Get with lisa for vacuum sealer on this forum everything is great price and u get the smf dicount!
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2014

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