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Smoking Salmon on a Gas Grill. [moved from Minneapolis-St. Paul board]

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So I'm thinking about trying to smoke a side (or two) of salmon on my gas grill. Has anyone attempted this? and if so, how did it turn out and do you have any tips?

Smoked salmon is really expensive.................but so damn good when done properly!

Please do not recommend buying/building a smoker or charcoal grill, I know that would work better, but I don't have the time or funds for that.

Wood chips or cedar plank? any suggestions would be awesome.

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  1. Take some time to learn your grill. I smoke salmon and brisket on a cheap charcoal grill and it takes time to figure out how to keep the temp correct for the length of time required. Have fun I learned a simple brine 1/2 kosher salt 1/2 light brown sugar overnight in frig is great. A quick rinse or a least a rub off with paper towel. Have done them without rinse and they are really salty. I first smoked salmon in an old enamel fridge with charcoal and cedar chunks. you can do it and it will turn out great.