Smoked Salt-What did I do wrong?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by woodman3, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. woodman3

    woodman3 Smoke Blower

    I smoked some salt in my offset.  I decided to use multiple species of wood.  This batch tasted like creosote.  I put another batch in only using mesquite and apple.  This didn't have creosote taste but didn't have a strong smoke flavor.  I am new to smoking.   Are apple and mesquite a milder smoke flavor.  What caused the creosote taste?  I had TBS while smoking both.

  2. Mike.....I'm thinking green wood. Apple is mild Mesquite is very strong

    Happy smoken.

  3. doctord1955

    doctord1955 Smoking Fanatic

    The last batch of Kosher salt I smoked I used just hickory and smoked it 3 evenings in a row then put in a ziplock bag for a little over a month!  Mellowed out and tastes great
  4. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Salt is a crystaline structure, super dense!
  5. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    And..........   does that have something to do with the flavor....  like creosote or something....  ???
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2013
  6. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL, Noooo.... but has a direct effect upon the salt taking the smoke flavor. Refering to Doctord's statement about three evenings smoking then a month in a zip-lock.

    Should have been more specific ......
  7. thoseguys26

    thoseguys26 Master of the Pit

    It takes a good amount of smoke to penetrate it, depending on the size of crystal.

    Better question :) What does everyone use smoked salt for? I smoked some last year and I've only used it on burgers and steaks so far.
  8. doctord1955

    doctord1955 Smoking Fanatic

    I use it on about anything!  Good on taters!  Does it get absorbed into the salt or does it just coat the crystals!  I stirred mine at least once every evening!  Shallow pizza pans is what I used salt was never more than  quarter in deep!
  9. I use it on nearly everything. I smoke it 3 times or so on a grease splatter screen. 
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  10. what Alesia said

  11. woodman3

    woodman3 Smoke Blower

    I have already thrown it out.  So did yours have a creosote smell and taste to it?  I didn't think of putting it in a ziplock back for a while to see what happens.
  12. doctord1955

    doctord1955 Smoking Fanatic

    No it didn't.  Did u have vent open when u smoked ur salt and how heavy of smoke did u have?  Im wondering if you had to heavy of smoke for to long!
  13. I use smoked salt on everything that I use salt on.

    When smoking salt, use very thin layers of salt, too thick and it will not get any smoke on the bottom crystals.  Also, you need a long smoke, full smoke for 6 to 8 hours, or longer, depending on the flavour you're looking for.

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