So today my Mrs decided she wanted to try smoking some salmon filets. She got the last bargain filets at the store and picked up some chicken to fill up the second rack. We poked around online and found this recipe for the smoked salmon. https://honest-food.net/how-to-smoke-salmon-recipe/
The filets were brined overnight and the chicken went into my wife's secret marinade. Before smoking, the fish was dried and sat on a wire rack for an hour with a small fan blowing on them to form the pellicle. The chicks went on the bottom rack of our small bullet smoker with the marinade still on them.
Everything stayed in the smoker, undisturbed for the first hour.