SOCKEYE (red) Salmon are IN!! (Q-view Heavy)

Discussion in 'Fish' started by alaskanbear, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Well, the personal use sockeye salmon dip-netting season hit with a huge bang!!  32 fresh netted fish ready for some attention!


    Thats a 4 x 8 plywood board on two saw horses.


    Wasnt a whole lot of time for washing up and taking pics--so bear with me.


    8 fish there and 8 more to go..


    6 hours of dry brine and ready for air drying



    14 hours of air dry and 1st batch smoker bound


    6x6 dust and the new pellet A-MAZE-N SMOKERS!!


    GOSM without heat for some good ol' cold smoked salmon


    SUPERB smoke and a heat of 110 for the entire 11 hours 40 minutes that the pellet smoker provided!!  What an AMAZING tool!!!


    TBS at its very best, thanks to the A-MAZE-N Pellet smoker!


    17.5 hours later, time for the cool down..


    Nice pile, one of two total for 16 of the 32 fish..


    Vacuum sealed and freezer bound..


    second half of fish ready for canning..


    talk about fresh and beautiful


    a grand total of 30 wide mouth pints


    love this stuff!!


    again to the pressure cooker  110 minutes at 11 lbs.


    two loads of 15 each


    looks good enough to eat LOL


    Thanks so very much for looking,

  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    WOW !!!!

    Alaskan Bear,

    I made my share of Smoked Salmon, but this is unbelievable!!!!

    I never saw anything like this, or the post you made awhile back!!

    AWESOME !!!

    Thanks for showing!


    PS: I love the Birch trees too----I don't have any like them!!
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2011
  3. smokinal

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

    Boy that's beautiful Rich!

    Not just the salmon either!

    Your property looks great & I would love to see a photo of your home!

    The salmon is the best I've seen!

  4. pokey

    pokey Meat Mopper

    Beautiful! How long can one cold smoke salmon at temps above 40*? I've been reluctant to go over 4 hours or so. I would love to try some smoked as long as you got!

    Thanks for sharing.
  5. I'm not big on fish or seafood much, but those are beautiful and I

    would definitely have a plate of it, nice going. Love the back yard.
  6. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


     I am sooo loving those pics and salmon..

  7. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Beautiful!  As always.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  8. shooter1

    shooter1 Smoking Fanatic

    Very nice Rich, great pics, and thats a lot of salmon!
  9. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Man thats what I am talking about..Thats to good for words....GREAT JOB !!!!!!
  10. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    You lucky dog er Bear ! I'm ready to pack my bags and head to salmon country, man that looks so good. [​IMG]
  11. tjohnson

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

    I Bow To You  [​IMG]

    Awesome Job Rich!!!

  12. beautiful fish and beautiful property!!!!  Im jealous!!!!
  13. shortend

    shortend Meat Mopper

    WOW!  Bear, that is truely a beautiful sight to behold! [​IMG]  
  14. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    A hardy thanks to all. I am humbled by the great compliments and sincerely appreciative..


    A pic of the area that was dip netted..

  15. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Absolutely beautiful fish and a very comfortable looking home and grounds.  If SWMBO didn't hate the winters so much, we could have been neighbors, well at least fellow Alaskans.  Ah well, perhaps in another lifetime.
  16. Good looking fishes my friend and I agree with everyone else too on you house and land!
  17. I am having a hard time typing what with the tears in my eyes. It has been well over 30 yrs since i have seen such a beautiful sight.[​IMG]

    Thank you

    Home sick


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