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Wood for Salmon

GramblerGrambler Posts: 143
edited September 2013 in EggHead Forum
I caught 5 beauties yesterday in Puget Sound (3 coho and 2 pinks). Im brining a few filets right now for smoking on Saturday. I see some folks use alder but was curious what others use for salmon. I have pecan - how would that do?
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  • pineypiney Posts: 615
    I like cedar have had very good luck with it.
    Lenoir, N.C.
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  • AcnAcn Posts: 1,008
    Cedar is pretty classic with salmon too. I've used maple too. Pecan would probably be pretty good, that is usually my go to wood for just about everything.

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

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  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 1,829
    Also alder is a good choice.
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  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,292
    Cedar is my go to alder is good,maple is solid. Depending on seasoning you can go light with a fruitwood (a small chunk or few chips). I have had success with peach and apple.
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  • AquacopAquacop Posts: 468
    Grambler - where are you located, so jealous you have the ability to pull them from the water and put them on the egg.
    LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia
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  • CP92CP92 Posts: 200
    Ditto on Aquacop's query.  Just left from out there. Lived in Lake Stevens and worked at Everett Naval Station.  You frequent Blood Decks at all?
    Chris
    LBGE
    Laurel, MD
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  • I usually do alder and maple, for cold smoking and cedar alder and maple for hot smoke. Sometimes a nice peach or cherry. For something different.
    HFX NS
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  • Here in the Pacific Northwest alder is plentiful and great for salmon, it's also hard to beat this area for fishing unless you live in Alaska. Right now humpies (pinks) are in full swing , silver (coho) are starting to show up and we just got done with Kings (chinook). Not to many places in the states can compare. The pic is from the Columbia river about 14 days ago, fishing at the Astoria bridge.
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  • Aquacop said:
    Grambler - where are you located, so jealous you have the ability to pull them from the water and put them on the egg.

    I live in Kent but we went out of Everett actually!
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  • GramblerGrambler Posts: 143
    edited September 2013
    Here in the Pacific Northwest alder is plentiful and great for salmon, it's also hard to beat this area for fishing unless you live in Alaska. Right now humpies (pinks) are in full swing , silver (coho) are starting to show up and we just got done with Kings (chinook). Not to many places in the states can compare. The pic is from the Columbia river about 14 days ago, fishing at the Astoria bridge.

    I actually caught a 25lb king as well but they put a stop on kings last week, unfortunately. Fun times bringing those kings in! How big is that one? Looks huge!
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  • Here's how the two filets turned out. I already ate one hunk and it was fantastic. Ended up using peach and pecan hunks.
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  • GATABITESGATABITES Posts: 1,102
    looks good. what did you season it with?
    XL BGE 
    Joe JR 
    Reisterstown, MD
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  • TaterTater Posts: 16
    Alder is my choice wood for salmon smoking....mmmmm
    Always having fun with the BGE!
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  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    Jealous

    Ball Ground, GA

    ATL Sports Homer

     

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