OK, here's a question. Got me two nice Lake Erie Steelhead today (12/4/2014), brought them home, steaked them and now they are sitting in the brine. I usually brine my Steelhead for at least 24 hours, then an hour of drying time, then a good 4-5 hours in the Smoker. No problem, but "there's a problem". Forgot about my schedule and right when they should be coming out of the brine, seasoned, dried and place in the smoker, I will not be home (previous schedule), so no time to put in the smoker. So, my question(s):
Q. Can they stay in the brine longer and if so How Long?
Q. Can I bring them out of the brine (I'll be home after the 24 hr.s) and simply season and place them in the refrigerator and smoke the next day?
Appreciate any ones opinion.