smoking trout

Discussion in 'Fish' started by ouachitasmoker, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Hi I'm new to the site and can't wait to meet all you guys. I hate to start out this way but I need some help. Saturday me and my son went and caught a nice mess of trout. Naturally I wanted to try them on the smoker. So first if any of you guys have any good recipes to share that would be great. But the problem goes like this, I cleaned the fish and put them in a simple salt and brown sugar brine to soak over night. I was planning to have them for Sunday dinner. But sat. night my back got to hurting and by Sunday morning I couldn't get out of bed. Long story short I'm just now getting around again and I'm wondering if my trout is still good. Its been soaking in the brine for over 3 nights. I appreciate the help.
  2. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If it was kept in the fridge or kept (for sure) below 40* F , I would smoke it, and test it.

    We smoke ours at 220-240, skin and bone on/in. Smoke for 2 hours, flip, smoke for 2 more and done.

    Head to roll call and give us a proper intro! Welcome to the Forums!
  3. do you do anything to your trout other than the brine?
  4. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nope, it is so good too!
  5. col thanks I just put in on I'll let you know how it turned out latter
  6. OK as promised here's a pic of the finished product. The trout was good but a little salty I guess from soaking in the brine to long. I also threw some venison on the smoker to go along with it and in case the trout didn't turn out to good. My wife made a rice dish and some good ole spinach and we had a great meal. I hope you guys had a great day today.[​IMG]
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks delicious!
  8. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    looks good from here
  9. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    it looks great
  10. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great! Stupid question, but did you soak the fish in fresh water for an hour or 2 prior to smoking it?
  11. No I just pulled it out of the brine rinsed it and patted it dry with a paper towel and put it on the Smoker.

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