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Brook Trout

post #1 of 8
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We caught a mess of Brookies and wanted to smoke them.

Cousin said to brine them in Cure #1 , so I made the following brine.

1 Gallon water

1/2 cup non-iodized salt

1 cup brown sugar

1 tsp Prague powder ( pink salt ) ( Cure #1 )


It took about 3 gallons to cover them in a 5 gal bucket , weighted them down with a bowl.

Let set in the fridge for 6 days

Took them out and let em get a pellicle , then to the outhouse smoker with them. ( my wife said it looks like an outhouse , lol )

Outside temp was about 45 F , started the smoke at about 90 F.

Kept a heavy smoke going for 2.5 hrs and the interior of the smoker reached 160

Opened the door to goodness , DONE


I put them in the fridge for about 20 hrs and then vac  packed them this morning.











post #2 of 8

Tasty looking Brookies, Nice Smoke! Will make some good smoked trout dip!

post #3 of 8

Love brookies and will have to try them smoked next year !

post #4 of 8

Nice looking batch of Brookies , haven't had Trout in years

post #5 of 8

OH yeah! That looks fantastic.

Happy smoken.


post #6 of 8

This looks like something I have to try. Thanks for posting it, Dwane,



post #7 of 8

Nothing better than a bunch of Brookies, nice job!

post #8 of 8

That looks great, nice job, you got some great smoke on them it looks like.


A full smoker is a happy smoker



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