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abe


I built this smoke house in about 4 days useing mostly recycled materails that i had scrounged up over the last year.
abe


I picked up this hot plate at canadian tire for $20. it works great.
abe


I used 2 smoke stacks because when your smoking lots of fish at once you need to get rid of the humidity in the smoker. these modified exaust pipes work great as smoke stacks i put end caps on them so i can regulate the air flow in the smoker. works great and looks sharp.
abe


a little look inside
abe


When the smoke clears its time to eat yummy smoked sockeye.
if anyone is building there own and has any questions hit me up i would be happy to help out other smoke enthusiast.
canforestguy

Looks awesome, Abe! Puts my little chief smoker to shame lol. How long does it take you to smoke whole fillets at a time?
BEEFEATER

HOW DOES A SMOKER WORK? YOU JUST FILL A BOX WITH SMOKE AND IT COOKS THE FISH? HOW LONG DOES THAT TAKE? HOW LONG WILL THE FISH STAY GOOD FOR WHEN IT IS DONE?

UNTIL LAST YEAR I DIDNT THINKI LIKED SMOKED SALMON. THE FIRST TIME I TRIED IT I WAS LIKE 7 AND DIDNT LIKE IT. THEN, I WAS BEING POLITE AND TRIED SOME AND REALISED HOW GOOD IT WAS. NOW I'M NOT REALLY SURE HOW IT ALL WORKS
abe

smoking is a type of cureing. first you need to brine your salmon a basic brine consist of one part course salt to two parts brown sugar. this brine is the first step in cureing your catch. the next step is to cure your fish useing smoke your also removeing the moister out of the fish at the same time, so you need air flow in your smoker. i smoked these fish for about 30hrs and would add more wood chips to the pan about every 4-6hrs. i used a mix of cherry and maple chips that i had soked in water first.
BEEFEATER

SO YOU JUST POUR A SUGAR/SALT MIX ON IT FIRST AD LET IT SIT AROUND FOR A BIT? THEN WHAT, IT'LL HAVE A CRUSTY SLUDGE ON IT AND THEN YOU PUT IT IN THE SMOKER AND ITS DONE?
abe

no you wash the "crusty sludge" off with water and then dry the fish with paper towl before you stick it in the smoker....
cheers happy smoking
who knows what I've been smoking
coto

how hot does it get in there? . cant wait to put some in my big cheif this sunday.
ripoffbottom

Trivium

lol nice smoker, it looks like a campground sh*tter.
abe

it gets about 75-80 degrees in there.
it does look like a shitter my mother in law wants me to put one of those little half moons that you allways see on out houses over the door. lol
flymike

Abe , your a great guy. Always enjoy your post. Very informative. Now I have learned how to make a smoker . TERRIFIC !
fishin fool

I love your smokehouse. What did you use as a burner on the bottom
Gecko

Nice work Abe! The neighbours must love you or do you pay them off with a fish?

Do you place a tray on top of the burner?

Is the burner adjustable or is it low, med, high?
Dogbreath

Great looking unit!

Thanks for the pics.
abe


this is the burner i picked up at canadian tire for $20
i put a small cast iron frying pan on it with a good handfull of chips. i left the dial at 3 and that would make good smoke for about 3-4hrs
fishinyvr

what was your temperature in there?
BEEFEATER

HOW DO YOU GET YOUR FISH LOOKING SO NICE? MISION ACCOMPLISHED, BUT OH MAN DID I EVER MASSACRE MY FILETS. IF I'M GONNA BRING PEOPLE OVER FOR SOME FRESH CAUGHT FISH I WANT IT TO LOOK AS GOOD AS IT TASTES
b_man360

Stop yelling BEEFEATER. How about you read these rules about forum etiquette, concentrate on rule number 4. http://www.ehow.com/how_2106033_use-proper-forum-etiquette.html
BEEFEATER


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