Step 1: Materials
A clean, food grade tub to soak the salmon in.
3/4 cups salt (Kosher or pickling salt)
3/4 cups sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
6 cups water
Food grade needle nose pliers (not from your workbench)
3 cups Hickory chips and a container to soak them in.
Charcoal briquettes, lighter fluid or charcoal chimney
Charcoal grill, coal tongs, spatula
Paper towels, tray (for carrying the fish), oil (for the grill), and an old, clean can (tuna works nicely)