How long does it take to smoke salmon?
about 3 hours
How do they smoke salmon?
The salmon can be covered in spices or a dry rub after curing, then smoked in one of two ways:
- Cold-Smoked Salmon: The salmon is slowly exposed to smoke in about an 80°F environment for a few days.
- Hot-Smoked Salmon: The salmon is smoked with heat in the same way meat gets smoked.
Do you have to cure salmon before smoking?
Brining the Fish
You don’t have to brine salmon before smoking it. You can just toss it in the smoker, I guess, but brining adds a lot of good things to the fish. It gives the salmon more flavor and the sweet/salty components of the brine go really nicely with the smoked flavor.
How long does it take to smoke salmon at 225?
Smoke your salmon around 225 F / 110 C for about 90 minutes to 2 hours per pound. Watch the internal temperature. The salmon will be safe to eat when it reaches a temperature of 145 F / 65 C, but it is ideal to have it reach around 175 F / 80 C so that the salmon has time to absorb as much smoke flavor as possible.