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Cold Smoked Salmon

CatwomanCatwoman Posts: 7
edited 3:07AM in EggHead Forum
Is it possible to cold smoke salmon on the BGE? If yes, how does one go about doing this? Thanks!


  • Catwoman,
    Depends on what you call "cold" smoked....I routinely smoke salmon @ ~ 100-120 deg F. using my GURU...If you really want COLD smoke, I have heard of people attaching a hose of some sort to the top of the BGE & running it to a box of some sort outside the egg where the fish is...good luck & maybe some Eggsperts will follow up better than I.

  • Chef ArnoldiChef Arnoldi Posts: 974
    i cold smoke quite often to make lox. after curing, washing, drying & brushing with rum/sugar & drying, then cold smoking is needed.
    I connect a aluminum dryer hose by using aluminum foil to the chimney (making a small fire with lump & soaked alder wood chips. the other end of the hose is lead into a oven tray on which the salmon is placed & surrounded with aluminum foil. The hose is about 3-4 ft away from the BGE entering the aluminum "tent" and a hole left open on the other end of the "tent" for the smoke to escape. Smoking takes about 45 min
    i will post a photo as soon as i find it
  • Chef ArnoldiChef Arnoldi Posts: 974


  • Catwoman,
    Just in case you are interested, Chef Arnoldi posted a response that isn't showing up here (the wormhole effect). You can see it using [p]I have always hot smoked my salmon and now I'm very interest in trying out his method.

  • paulettepaulette Posts: 10
    Cannot get on the web. Can you help...
  • paulettepaulette Posts: 10
    Thanks for your reply on smoked salmon. Would you know between what degrees exactly I should cold-smoke the salmon in order to prevent botulism ? I also have a few other questions for you :

    To prevent cooking the salmon I guess I must create the 'tent' shown on your picture to make smoked salmon, right?

    Can one obtain and maintain such low degrees in the BGE without using Gurus and such things?

    Would appreciate all the input you can give me.
  • CanduCandu Posts: 2

    I have cold smoked salmon several times on my BGE.

    I found a smoker box at a local BBQ store called  the A-Maze-N-Pellet-Smoker.

    You fill it with pellets and get one end smoking before putting it under the plate setter.

    I use the plate setter because it distributes any heat that comes from the pellets.

    I then placing the grill and a grill extender over the plate setter with a fillet of cured salmon on each.

    I then let it smoke for 1 - 2 hours before wrapping it in plastic to sit overnight in the fridge.

    The next day it is ready for slicing.

  • BigWaderBigWader Posts: 670
    @unknown - do you do anything special to build the fire for that low temp?  I've heard some say collect the small bits and build with that - what do you find works?

    Toronto, Canada

    Large BGE, Small BGE


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