Smoked Rainbows

Discussion in 'Fish' started by ryan y, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. ryan y

    ryan y Fire Starter

    Took a dozen trout out of the freezer and thawed them out.

    Dry brine: 4 cups dark brown sugar, 1 cup salt, 2 tbsp black pepper

    12 hrs later (pretty sure this was way too long)
    Are they supposed to look like that after coming out of the brine? I know I left them in too long...are they salvageable?
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Smoke them and eat them....    maybe soak in fresh water for a bit to get rid of some of the salt....
  3. ryan y

    ryan y Fire Starter

    Tried smoking them but after less than two hrs they were hard as a rock. Next time going to use a wet brine and reduce the time.
  4. I used 2 cups brown sugar to 1 cup Kosher salt, and brined for 12 hours also.  My trout did look similar to yours after I took them out of the brine and rinsed them off.  My trout turned out dynamite.  Not sure why yours didn't?  What temp did you smoke them at?  I was at 160 for the last two batches, got the internal temp up to 140, and they were perfect. 

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