smokeing bullheads

Discussion in 'Fish' started by johnny1, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. johnny1

    johnny1 Fire Starter

    how long should it take to smoke or cook bullheads and is cherry a good wood to use? I have tons of cherry wood here....And about what temp is good for the smoking of bullheads? Thanks for your help here...John
  2. johnny1

    johnny1 Fire Starter

  3. 5lakes

    5lakes Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    OK, calm down... [​IMG]

    I've never smoked bullheads, but then before last weekend, I said the same thing about catfish.

    Smoking fish can be a bit of a challenge, to me anyway.

    But, I would set them in a brine (Cowgirl's is my favorite) for a few hours. When I did the catfish, I brought my smoker to about 200-225. They took about 2 and a half hours, maybe not quite that. Didn't worry about the temp of the fish, just checked them at about 2 hours, waited a bit and took them off when they flaked.

    Find the thread "Holy Smoking Catfish Battle" for a link to the brine.

    Good luck and I'm begging for some Qview. [​IMG]
  4. johnny1

    johnny1 Fire Starter

    Hey thanks for the tip..I appreciate it very much...john
  5. indyadmin1974

    indyadmin1974 Smoking Fanatic

  6. johnny1

    johnny1 Fire Starter

    Only in your own mind...Thanks...I didn't even realize it at the time...Can you ever forgive me? [​IMG]
  7. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I think you are forgiven. Now so back to the real quesiton. How are the bullheads coming? My parents live on a lake and I was back home a few weeks back with my wife and we had a bonfire and several beers and caught bullheads until midnight and had a good old time. We put some lights up so we could see our bobbers and just kept pulling them in left and right. My parents lake is very shallow so it freezes out every year so bullheads are abot the only thing that makes each year. They were too small so we didn't eat any of them. I actually love bullheads as long as I don't have to clean them. We just fry them like I would any other fish. Good stuff!
  8. mnduckhunter

    mnduckhunter Newbie

    never thought about smoking bullheads.

    cleaning them is a pain
  9. johnny1

    johnny1 Fire Starter

    tried smoking the bullheads..they came out pretty good.I will be doing more soon...I just used cherry wood chips and smoked them at 200 degrees until they, the meat got flaky...all I did was skin them out and lay them on the racks,bones and all..They were really pretty tasty...
  10. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No pics?????????????
  11. zug

    zug Fire Starter

    That's right you know the rule no pics it never happen. [​IMG]
  12. i just learned what a bull head was...thanks
  13. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

    The misses has been after me to try smoking cats or bullheads.
    I didn’t think it would be worth while.
    Looks like I may have to rethink that.
  14. johnny1

    johnny1 Fire Starter

    That's right you know the rule no pics it never happen. [​IMG]

    who's stupid rule is that...not all of us have a camera-duh[​IMG]
  15. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It's not a rule, just a fun way to get some Q view out of folks. No need to get your shorts in a knot over it.[​IMG]
  16. txfshrmn

    txfshrmn Fire Starter

    I was going to build a smoke shed , but my landlady wont let me have it on her property .
  17. txfshrmn

    txfshrmn Fire Starter

    Hello . There is not any difference to preparing channel cats and bullheads in the same type of brine . Just less time in smoker because of smaller size . ( common sense ) .

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