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Old 04-11-2011, 06:35 PM   #1
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Default Cold Smoked Salmon and Gouda

So I'm brewing yesterday with Spawn #1 and friends and I'm smoking some ribs. And I get the idea that I'll smoke some salmon at the same time. But I want to cold smoke the salmon. What to do, what to do? I think I McGyver-ed quite the nice solution.

First, the ribs...



Next, the salmon...



Next, the McGyver...








And the results...



I also did a cold smoked Gouda cheese that Al made last week. I didn't put it on till late afternoon and it was dark by the time I took it out so I didn't get a picture but it came out beautiful!!!

The temp inside the McGyver when I was dfoing the cheese was 125*F +/- , it was close to 200 for the fish. The cheese took on all the smoke and got a wonderful light brown color. Can't wait for the time to go by till we can try it.

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Old 04-11-2011, 07:12 PM   #2
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It's no megatun but as long as it works. And clean-up is a snap!


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It's no megatun but as long as it works. And clean-up is a snap!
Good grief!!! If it were the Mega Tun of smokers I could be serving up an apple smoked sperm whale come Masstoberfest!!!!!!!


Hmmmmmmmmm

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Well done Paul.

I'm putting together a UDS with teh DataZ kit and was looking for a way to configure it to cold smoke some cheese and bacon.


Did you line the cardboard w/foil?
No problems w/the cardboard giving some off flavors?
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I put some foil on the bottom but that was just to prevent getting fish schmutz on the railing. I didn't notice any off flavors at all. I'm dying to try the cheese but she makes it with unpasturized milk so it needs to sit/cure for 120 days before we can eat it
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wow! And you didnt even need a coat hangar or stick of chewing gum. McGuyver would be proud. That salmon looks damn good
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I never thought of using the stack as a means of cold smoking! I am going to run a length of metal flexy pipe to a box and cold smoke a few slabs of bacon.
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Oh, that's a thing of beauty. Too bad you're already married, or I'd proposition you!

Oh, wait. I'm also married. Never mind.

Make sure you report back on the smoked cheese!
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Go ahead an proposition to your hearts content. But I need to let you know that apparently I come with underwear/hamper issues.

I've also been lead to understand (from my work wives) that as a rule, you of the fairer sex have become used to that, so maybe I'm a pretty good catch after all?


(Can I use that as a defense the next time this comes up? Cause we all know it will. I'm not the freakin' smaht. And apparently a poor shot.)
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Nice fish Paul!


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