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Re: ProQ Cold Smoke Generator - Pure genius.
« Reply #150 on: February 18, 2013, 05:29:01 AM »


I have about 4-5 lbs of Bluefin tuna in the brine at 6:15am prepping for a cold smoke later today. 

I dried my sawdust in the toaster over at 175º for 1 1/2 hours yesterday preparatory to this smoking.
I am using my regular Weber 22" grill as my smoke chamber.
I will put about 4-5 hours of smoke on these fairly thick, fairly large chunks of wonderful smelling fish.

More later...................

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Re: ProQ Cold Smoke Generator - Pure genius.
« Reply #151 on: February 18, 2013, 11:55:55 PM »


I have about 4-5 lbs of Bluefin tuna in the brine at 6:15am prepping for a cold smoke later today. 

I dried my sawdust in the toaster over at 175º for 1 1/2 hours yesterday preparatory to this smoking.
I am using my regular Weber 22" grill as my smoke chamber.
I will put about 4-5 hours of smoke on these fairly thick, fairly large chunks of wonderful smelling fish.

More later...................

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So now the tuna is off from the smoke.. It is almost 1am and I have an hour to wait to wrap the filets in plastic wrap and give them a day to equalize. 

It has been a long patient day.

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Re: ProQ Cold Smoke Generator - Pure genius.
« Reply #152 on: February 19, 2013, 04:14:06 AM »


I have about 4-5 lbs of Bluefin tuna in the brine at 6:15am prepping for a cold smoke later today. 

I dried my sawdust in the toaster over at 175º for 1 1/2 hours yesterday preparatory to this smoking.
I am using my regular Weber 22" grill as my smoke chamber.
I will put about 4-5 hours of smoke on these fairly thick, fairly large chunks of wonderful smelling fish.

More later...................

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So now the tuna is off from the smoke.. It is almost 1am and I have an hour to wait to wrap the filets in plastic wrap and give them a day to equalize. 

It has been a long patient day.

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5:03am
Okay, okay.........    I feel back asleep on the couch, but the tuna/yellowtail is fine, it is cold outside, and NOW it is wrapped with cling-wrap and tucked away (after a tasting) for a day or so to regulate it's taste.  If the initial bite was an indication, it will be WAY good..

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Re: ProQ Cold Smoke Generator - Pure genius.
« Reply #153 on: February 20, 2013, 08:46:16 AM »
should be awesome. Did you do anything to the chunks before smoking?

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Re: ProQ Cold Smoke Generator - Pure genius.
« Reply #154 on: February 20, 2013, 11:36:12 AM »
should be awesome. Did you do anything to the chunks before smoking?

The standard (your) cure for 8 1/2 hours, rinsed them for 30 minutes, dried them for 4 hours,  smoked them a little bit long but it is really flavorful.  They could have done with 3 hours in the smoke rather than 5. 
I had 4 slices with some eggs for breakfast this morning, it is really tasty.   cold smoked Bluefin rocks.


Here is a sneak peek at the smallest of the fillets after smoking.




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Re: ProQ Cold Smoke Generator - Pure genius.
« Reply #155 on: February 20, 2013, 01:24:33 PM »


Here is a "set" I made on Flickr of the process.  It get easier each time I do it. 

Click on this Cold Smoking some tuna pictures

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Re: ProQ Cold Smoke Generator - Pure genius.
« Reply #156 on: April 28, 2013, 07:02:02 PM »

I have never done Bluefin nor Yellowtail bellies on the cold smoker, the tuna and yellowtail are in the brine, I am waiting until later tonight to brine 3 nice salmon slabs that will be on the smoker at the same time.  I am using my WSM (Weber Smoky Mountain) grill 'cause it has several levels of real estate that I will fill up with this much fish.  One of the Yellowtail bellies is HUGE, I hope I was the one that caught it last year in August. 




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Re: ProQ Cold Smoke Generator - Pure genius.
« Reply #157 on: April 29, 2013, 06:27:30 AM »


 I have decided to hot smoke the tuna on the Big Green Egg, but cold smoke the salmon...  All things change..


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Re: ProQ Cold Smoke Generator - Pure genius.
« Reply #158 on: May 01, 2013, 07:57:46 PM »


My recent fish smoking.

Click on this for more Smoking some fish pictures






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Re: ProQ Cold Smoke Generator - Pure genius.
« Reply #159 on: May 02, 2013, 01:36:49 PM »
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Re: ProQ Cold Smoke Generator - Pure genius.
« Reply #160 on: December 11, 2013, 08:20:38 PM »

Setting up to do 3 nice racks of salmon very soon. 

Should I throw in any twists or do it like I've been doing it.. ?

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Re: ProQ Cold Smoke Generator - Pure genius.
« Reply #161 on: February 05, 2014, 05:12:47 PM »

3 sides of those Loomi Island Salmon going in the WSM with the mixed wood smoke doing it's thing for 3 to 5 hours.

Going on the cold smoke either later tonight or tomorrow morning, they are resting, developing their pellicle, having been brine/cured for 8 1/2 hours in the JaMo brine mix X2...    I added no seasoning or herbs nor spices. 

I love this trade off.. I get free salmon for curing and smoking some, what a country.    8)


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Re: ProQ Cold Smoke Generator - Pure genius.
« Reply #162 on: February 06, 2014, 06:22:34 PM »

3 sides of those Loomi Island Salmon going in the WSM with the mixed wood smoke doing it's thing for 3 to 5 hours.

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I don't know why the salmon cracked open, do you have any experience with that ?

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Re: ProQ Cold Smoke Generator - Pure genius.
« Reply #163 on: February 07, 2014, 01:47:05 PM »


9 hours (nothing in the smoker) just checking on the burn.. 

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Re: ProQ Cold Smoke Generator - Pure genius.
« Reply #164 on: February 11, 2014, 01:00:01 PM »

Fixin to cold smoke some Water Buffalo filets later today Thursday the 13th   , same wood, no brine, just drying them well in the fridge for a almost 2 days (because of the ice storm).   I think I'll smoke them about 4 hours, I am only filling up the smoke generator with 4 runs.   It is 43º outside, time to smoke 'em.

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