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Smoked salmon too salty! Help!

I brined and smoked a salmon filet and even though I rinsed the salmon, soaked it for half hour and rinsed again, it’s still too salty. I was Using kosher salt so I dont Get it. Anyway, anyone know what I can do now? Can I still Soak it again? 

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 30,990
    use less salt or soak longer
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  • First off, is it too salty to eat?  If so, you have nothing to lose and a second rinse won't hurt.
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 19,640
    Nothing further to add about today's crisis.  Don't know your brine composition but my generic brines are all 16:1 water to salt, FYI.
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  • what kind of kosher?  I use diamond crystal which is one of the less salty salts 
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  • XC242XC242 Posts: 1,177
    I dry brine for 4-8 hours with equal parts salt and sugar with a little black pepper. It always works. The only time I ever had an issue was when I kept one in the dry brine for 12+ hours. To me these issues are more a function of time rather than salt concentration of the brine. At least for dry brining. But, I’m the last person anyone would ever call an expert on these things.  
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 30,990
    For salmon I typically use a brine that's 2:1 sugar:salt.
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  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,480
    For salmon I typically use a brine that's 2:1 sugar:salt.
    This what I use too.  You need to recalibrate.
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  • vb4677vb4677 Posts: 606
    edited July 13
    Less 'salty' salt
    Less salt, more water
    Less brine time

    First one I did I brined according to the recipe - 24 hrs - way too salty
    Here's what I do now...

    2 gal water - hot
    2 cup kosher salt
    2 cup brown sugar
    ½ cup pure Maple Syrup

    Mixed into stainless bucket the day before, then refrigerated
    Brine in refrigerator for about 4-6 hours (closer to 4 than 6)
    Air Dry with fan to create pellicle
    Smoke at 150F-200F for 2-3 hours

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  • FlyOverCountryFlyOverCountry Posts: 410
    That’s because it’s from the ocean you dummy.
  • mahenryakmahenryak Posts: 1,260
    I have a dry brine recipe that I have used many times and that yields a kippered style product.  I used to do this on my Big Chief Smoker when I lived out in Bristol Bay and had access to more salmon than I knew what to do with.  I've only done it a few times since I moved to the big city.  Anyway, It is very light on the salt.  It's designed to be eaten within a few weeks, though.  Not great for canning or long term storage.
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