Catfish Fillets

Discussion in 'Fish' started by meat-man, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. meat-man

    meat-man Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I am wanting to smoke some catfish fillets, but what temp does fish have to be ? I have worked with meat and fish for 10 + years and I can't remember what the temp needs to be. Maybe I need to lay off of the Budweiser .......or maybe not[​IMG]
  2. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i know i am going to get alot of grief for this answer..........but this is one food you cook to time.......not temps......

    i did my last at 250 for 2 hours, and it turned out dry as a pop corn fart......this is even after brining for 4 hours......i would smoke for a hour, then test for flakieness.......i had several small pieces, which i should of checked to see if done, and i didn't, and payed the price for it......basically ruient the entire smoke (yes ruient is a werd.......heheheh, least in my household.......lolol) if you have smaller pieces, try that.....if not, take a fork and test after a hour to see if it flakes......and then test every 20-30 minutes after that, depending on what your first test was like...........
  3. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well! I am not sure what that is like but I am sure I only want to serve one of those to my 15 year old boy..(...who btw did just that..) so I say ditto with the time and then the testing of the flakiness, fish is so easy to "ruient" ....
    We luv ya W/D great post! [​IMG]
  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Maybe you need another Budweiser... I sure could use one.
  5. meat-man

    meat-man Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Hey thanks all I will try that. Yes I had me another budweiser after work today mmm it was good nothing better than a cold beer on a hot day[​IMG]
  6. I'd have to disagree, theres nothing better than a cold beer on a hot day, unless that cold beer invited 29 of his ice cold buddies to come too.[​IMG]
  7. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    There are just some things that need finess. Fish is one and my wife is another. When fish flakes easily it is done. When my wife is flaky I stick a fork in her. LOL
  8. meat-man

    meat-man Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member


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