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Old 04-07-2012, 06:40 PM   #61
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Ham.........Oak & Hickory.
UB, I've never smoked a ham. How long does that take? And do you brine first?
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:28 AM   #62
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:20 AM   #63
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Alix ~~ I buy the best quality "Smoked" Ham I can find and "Smoke" it again. In some circles this is called a 'Double Smoked Ham'. ~~ I 'cook' the ham to a 140*+ internal temperature. ~ At 250* more or less, this can take several hours depending on the size of the ham...or portion thereof. ~ If the ham has (most do) a layer of fat I trim it off...Not gonna eat it anyway. ~ To me, this process makes the ham more dense in texture due to the 'added water' being cooked out. ~ Obviously the process lays on another layer of smoke flavor ~ During the long (hours) cooking process, caution should be exercised so as not to 'Over Smoke' the ham...A little dab will do ya!

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Old 04-12-2012, 12:19 PM   #64
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UB, thanks so much! Do you think I could do this in my BBQ? I don't have a hot smoker, so I was thinking that if I turned the heat to low in the BBQ, put a pan of chips down on top it SHOULD work. Any idea?
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:29 PM   #65
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Alix......

My experience on a 'Gasser' is very limited ~~ I would sure give it a whirl however...Nuttin to lose.
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:32 PM   #66
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Alix, you use a conventional smoker? I've been anxious to try salmon in my stove top smoker, but my husband claims he doesn't like salmon. He loves his bagels and lox, so I don't get it. I don't like grilled salmon either, but smoked salmon is another story I think.
I have an assortment of wood chips that came with the smoker so I'm paying close attention here. Good to know about the pecan wood, Frank, and I have some!
What is being discussed here is a hot smoked product. Cold smoking yields a moister fish, however it must be eaten soon. Lox is neither hot smoked, nor cold smoked. It is simply brined then kept in the fridge with a heavy wieght on it for about 5 to 7 days and it is ready. Gravlox is similar but flavored with dill. I realize this is too simple, just do a search of recipes.
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:39 PM   #67
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Nova lox is smoked.
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Nova lox is smoked.

When I was doing some looking into this I think the traditional lox was not smoked, just brined. It also appears historically that "lox" was any brined fish in this manner and not just salmon. I think times they changed.
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I prefer the smoke flavor of the Nova. I've had both and both are delicious.
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I think "lox" is Yiddish for salmon. In Danish the word for salmon is "laks". Lox is usually smoked. Actually, I've never heard of lox that isn't smoked. Brined and not smoked is gravad laks. That means "buried salmon". That's how they used to do it before refrigeration.
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