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Skin off salmon to cure?

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I have been dreaming for a long time of cold smoking a salmon filet with my Amaz-en pellet tube.  Finally got the alder pellets, the salmon, and the time.  Noob question here though - do I take the skin off the back of the filet before putting in the salt/brown sugar cure overnight?  Thanks in advance for any help.  I am really excited about trying this

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I think you get a better cure with skin off.  I tried trout with skin and used a dry brine on and it was ok but not great.  I then used a wet brine and it came out better.  All the salmon i've done has been skin off and its come out well.

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You can do it either way.  There are plenty of videos out there using both methods.  Personally I think I like cold smoking better with the skin on but that's my preference.

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