Mr Big Chief back in action w/Salmon

Discussion in 'Fish' started by cmayna, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah, The masterbuilt MES40 is a nice smoker in all but ever since I got it, I've really missed using my two Big Chiefs until yesterday. Our fishing buddy ran out of Salmon snacks and gave me one of his fish to turn into more "oh my goodness"

    Slicing up some future jerky and chunks which include yummy belly pieces
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    Team Auber/Chief doing their thing. Wish I had gotten the Auber PID years ago. So easy to control the temp of the Chief.
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    Jerky being jerkyized.
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    AMNTS half filled in height really reduced the amount of smoke.
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    After pulling out the above Jerky, in went the chunks and belly pieces.
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    Finish product cooling down.
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    A little diluted honey mopped on while the fish was still warm right after being pulled from the smoker.
    Followed by a light dusting of coarse pepper.
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    Last edited: Apr 17, 2016
  2. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    All that from one fish? OMG

    Great -jerky you got there.
     
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks awesome......   I should get me a PID for my Totem Smoker....
     
  4. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah, about 8# of fish from one of his later season monsters.    Doing another fishing buddy's monster next weekend,,,,,,,unless I go fishing.
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yum!!! Looks great Craig.

    Points!
     
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Awesome looking salmon, Craig!

    Al
     
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wonderful smoke!

    Disco
     
  8. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice Salmon, nice smoke, looks delicious.
     
  9. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks everyone.   I really enjoy my smoking weekends, doing yard work or working on my truck while the smokers are doing their thing.  Talking about fun multitasking.  Yesterday did a friends Salmon turning it also into jerky and chunks.   Next weekend might do it again so I can feed the boat people on the following Monday.
     
  10. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang it man that looks great, (even thou I don't like fish) but I love to smoke it for others,,, May have to try the jerky - I have two fillets in freezer may pull out to do this weekend. How long does it usually take to smoke the jerky strips?? 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker - stay happy - [​IMG]

    DS
     
  11. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    DS,

    I smoke them for just 2 hours at 135 then 150.  They then go into a dehydrator for 4+ hours at 160.

    Craig
     
  12. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That jerky looks delish, Craig.  That was one BIG fish to give you 8 pounds of meat.

    POINTS!!!!

    Gary
     

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