Here is an easy to follow smoked salmon recipe for each step to perfect smoked salmon. Learn how to dry brine salmon, how to develop a pellicle film on the salmon, and how to smoke your salmon so it is flavorful, tender, flaky, and delicious. Tips for how to tell if your salmon is done. Smoked Salmon in the Masterbuilt Electric Smoker is one of my favorite foods. Set up your Masterbuilt Electric smoker for easy clean up, tips for choosing wood chips, and see how to smoke your salmon with the best flavor ever. Salmon needs to smoke at 200 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the size of your fish.