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post #1 of 17
Thread 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
post #2 of 17
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i CAN'T BELIEVE THAT NO ONE ON HERE KNOWS HOW TO SMOKE BULL HEADS...SMALL CAT FISH...PDT_Armataz_01_03.gifCOME ON NOW----HELP ME OUT HERE WITH COOKING TEMPS AND LENGTH OF TIME NEEDED TO COOK WELL...JOHN
post #3 of 17
OK, calm down... PDT_Armataz_01_01.gif

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. PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
post #4 of 17
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Hey thanks for the tip..I appreciate it very much...john
post #5 of 17
Easy there...caps=yelling...

Try this search:
http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...archid=1075864
post #6 of 17
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Only in your own mind...Thanks...I didn't even realize it at the time...Can you ever forgive me? icon_redface.gif
post #7 of 17
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!
post #8 of 17
never thought about smoking bullheads.

cleaning them is a pain
post #9 of 17
Thread 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...
post #10 of 17
No pics?????????????
post #11 of 17
That's right you know the rule no pics it never happen. icon_smile.gif
post #12 of 17
i just learned what a bull head was...thanks
post #13 of 17
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.
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
That's right you know the rule no pics it never happen. icon_smile.gif


who's stupid rule is that...not all of us have a camera-duhicon_question.gif
post #15 of 17
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.icon_rolleyes.gif
post #16 of 17

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

post #17 of 17

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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