Whole filets or individual portions

Discussion in 'Fish' started by huhwhat, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. huhwhat

    huhwhat Fire Starter

    I have some salmon to smoke. Would it be better to cut it into individual portions before brining and smoking, or leave it in whole filets?

    Oh, and while I'm asking - apple or pecan?
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2014
  2. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When you say individual portions, please clarify.  I suggest filet pieces that are 2"-4" wide.  I would never smoke a whole side unless I am planning to entertain a big crowd of friends.  I'll see if I can find a pick of the size I normally smoke.

    I'd choose apple over pecan.   I normally start out with Alder using it for say 25% of the smoking time and then switch over to apple.
     
  3. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here's a couple picks
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  4. huhwhat

    huhwhat Fire Starter

    It was last night, but that's pretty much how I did it...

     

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