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What is the best wood chips to smoke salmon?

Asked: Arnaud Fileppi, Date Created:

Hardwood chips. Alder is the traditional wood used in the Pacific Northwest for smoking salmon, and I generally use hickory, but apple, oak, maple, and pecan are other good options. Mesquite burns too hot and fast for this low smoking. Whichever kind you decide on, you'll need about eight cups of chips.

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