Brook Trout

Discussion in 'Fish' started by dwane oliver, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. We caught a mess of Brookies and wanted to smoke them.

    Cousin said to brine them in Cure #1 , so I made the following brine.

    1 Gallon water

    1/2 cup non-iodized salt

    1 cup brown sugar

    1 tsp Prague powder ( pink salt ) ( Cure #1 )

    It took about 3 gallons to cover them in a 5 gal bucket , weighted them down with a bowl.

    Let set in the fridge for 6 days

    Took them out and let em get a pellicle , then to the outhouse smoker with them. ( my wife said it looks like an outhouse , lol )

    Outside temp was about 45 F , started the smoke at about 90 F.

    Kept a heavy smoke going for 2.5 hrs and the interior of the smoker reached 160

    Opened the door to goodness , DONE

    I put them in the fridge for about 20 hrs and then vac  packed them this morning.


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  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking Brookies, Nice Smoke! Will make some good smoked trout dip!
  3. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Love brookies and will have to try them smoked next year !
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice looking batch of Brookies , haven't had Trout in years
  5. OH yeah! That looks fantastic.

    Happy smoken.

  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This looks like something I have to try. Thanks for posting it, Dwane,

  7. java

    java Smoking Fanatic

    Nothing better than a bunch of Brookies, nice job!
  8. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks great, nice job, you got some great smoke on them it looks like.

    A full smoker is a happy smoker


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