cold smoke trout

Discussion in 'Other' started by johnyd, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. johnyd

    johnyd Smoke Blower

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    Well i got brave and did a full cold smoke on some trout, theywere 5 1/2 and 6 1/2 lb fish and in really great condition.

    Only did 6 hrs in the brine and then sat in the smoker for 13 hrs before being taste tested

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    After the 13 hrs it was still a little "raw" right down by the skin so I remembered in a utube video I watched (while doing some research) that they skinned the salmon first, so I did this and let her smoke another 4 hrs.

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    So you know how it goes.... all the other bits are residing with someone else now and they all loved it.

    Was going to do a few shots finished in the smoker etc etc but it was dark and I was on shift hrs, soo it got vacuumed and distributed before I realised what I had done!

    Heres a shot of it sliced

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  2. bratrules

    bratrules Smoking Fanatic

    nice!!!!!
     
  3. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice Trout, Looks like it came out great...
     
  4. johnyd

    johnyd Smoke Blower

    As I am new to this I have a few questions

    Should I have brined it for longer and then been able to reduce the smoke time?

    Do you think skinning the fillet works best?

    I found that the top rack seemed to have a better smoke on it so swapped the trays around to even it out, does anyone else find this with cold smoking?
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Most guys leave the skin on to hold it together, and to have less trouble getting it off the smoker racks.

    I always remove the skin, so I get more smoke on the part I'm going to eat, the same reason as I remove the rind from Bacon first.

    It's really a matter of taste, and personal preference.

    BTW: Very nice trout !

    Bear
     
  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Thats some meaty trout, I kept thinking it was salmon. [​IMG]
     
  8. johnyd

    johnyd Smoke Blower

    Thanks for the replys guys i will be sure to check out Lox.
     

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