First time smoking trout.

Discussion in 'Grilling Fish' started by guruatbol, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. I went as an advisor with the scouts to Kolob resivour and the kids caught some great fish in the 20" plus range. I caught one tiny one I had to keep because of how it was hooked and four 16-18" rainbows. They caught hard and that was fun and the four that got off during the fight were fun too.

    Anyway after some searching around I decided on 170 degrees and red oak. I decided to scale the fish and season with kosher salt, pepper, onion and garlic.

    Now they are in the MES 30 smoking for dinner. I am thinking now that I should have rinsed them off after they sat on the counter with seasoning for an hour and a half.

    Live and learn.

    Here's the start picture.

    Mel
     
  2. OK, after an hour at 170 and then 225 for 2 hours we were ready but they were not quite. I put them on the gas grill for about 3 minutes a side and served!

    I used red oak pellets.

    They were awesome! I thought cedar planks were my favorite! I have a new favorite!

    Here's the qview.


    Enjoy! I don't think I missed the brine. They only sat for an hour or so and were incredible!

    Mel
     
  3. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    They look great Mel, good job!
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice Job, Mel !!

    Looks Mighty Tasty!!

    Bear
     

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