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soaking almonds ?

can someone please explain the benefit and procedure to soaking almonds before smoking them ? ?

I have had great succsess smoking almonds without soaking them , but i am always up to try new things .



  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,959
    I used to soak for 10 minutes before roasting on the grill.  The almonds were great, but not much of a crunch.  Now, I cold smoke for 3 hours and then roast, no soaking... Awesome!
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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 980
    If you soak, you can rub off the skins. They absorb smoke better without the skins. 
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,130
    I don't soak.
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