The 1st batch was so well-received, I had to do another one quick to make sure it hadn't just been some accident. I liked the brine I made so I stuck with it. I did 4 fillets this time instead of 2, hoping for another lucky break. I smoked longer and lower this time, my hubby preferred the taste of the 1st batch that I took up to higher smoke temps. brined about 5 hours then onto racks overnight love my foodsaver! thanks to mudduck! A couple pieces stuck and lost their skin; their loss=the dog's gain. thanks again, Bear and Bilder for helping me find my salmon way!