I smoke the salmon for just 20 minutes so it has the smoke taste but still retains enough moisture that it can be canned without adding any liquid. I just smoke it for 20 minutes with heavy smoke and then pressure can it for 75 minutes. I use 8oz jars. I take one bar of softened cream cheese and mash the salmon into it to make a great dip (when its still warm) or a spread (after refridgeration). I have a canning club called the "Pensacola Can Can Club". we have a Facebook page under that name if you wanna take a look.