Smoking Pinks

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by wyofly, May 31, 2013.

  1. wyofly

    wyofly Active Member

    What is the preferred wood for smoking pink salmon? Also, I have been offered oak chips for the purpose of smoking pinks and have never heard of anyone using oak for smoking anything, comments please.
  2. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    Any wood works well as long as it's alder... And only alder.
  3. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

    That is the standard, I believe, and if it works well, don't fix it.
  4. joint paper hard to keep lit tho
  5. rotato

    rotato Active Member

    Debarked alder and dry brine
    A comercial buddy saw hordes off the coast two weeks ago
    Four to five fish in the air at one time

    Getting stoked
    Time to clean the chum skua off the smoker racks
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  6. Gary Knowels

    Gary Knowels Active Member

    That might as well be straight from my grandpa's mouth.

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  7. SOPoker

    SOPoker Banned or Parked

    That is not always true though, I have smoked with Dried Cedar and it was nice... Tasted alot like a hamster cage. I think I might try Wormwood on Chums next year because the only way I would eat a Chum is if there were a possibility that I might become intoxicated enough to not realize what I had just done.
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  8. I like to make chips out of treated lumber for humpies
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  9. Dipnet

    Dipnet aka Tim Hartman

    "Smoking Pinks"????

    Oh man, I clicked on this thread thinking is was one of those XXXX sorta things!!! ;)
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  10. wyofly

    wyofly Active Member

    Thanks guys, Alder it is.
  11. constructeur

    constructeur Active Member

    You need to not puss out on Paul Deiter's smoked pink GTG this time around.
  12. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

    I like alder but when I want to mix it up a bit, I'll use cherry. Reminds me that I need to go get some more.
  13. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    I was there last time
  14. constructeur

    constructeur Active Member

    I best go get some sort of memory booster!!
  15. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    Beveridge Place pub. You and I discussed your fondness of the pickled pink.
  16. aaronk

    aaronk Member

    One pan alder and one pan apple.
  17. hikepat

    hikepat Patrick

    Guess I am diffrent I like maple or fruit woods to smoke pinks. I keep a maple tree around just to smoke and barbacue with.
    What I really would like to try is cannng some this year for a great sandwich spread
  18. wlai

    wlai Member

    You know fly fishermen are classy when not one of them will tell the "eat the plank" joke
  19. BRYORS

    BRYORS Member

    The key ingrediant is to catch, bleed, and ice all within a couple of minutes. I like the Luhr-Jensen recipie of 2/3 apple and 1/3 cherry. It adds a sweetness to the fish that is excellent. It also helps that I keep my apple and cherry prunings for smoking various protiens. I am a woodworker so I have used many different woods and it's fun to experiment.
  20. P.Dieter

    P.Dieter Just Another Bubba

    I've been throwing some plum chips in with the apple alder mix too with fine results. We'll have to do the Beveridge Place gig again it was fun.

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