Hello from Hastings England

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by bloater, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. bloater

    bloater Newbie

    Hi there my name is Les. I live in Hastings in South East , England. Hastings is a small fishing port and I`m the boatman at the East Hastings Sea Angling Association so as you can imagine I get lots of fish, so I made myself a hot smoker out of an old stainless steel dishwasher and became very popular in the area especially in the club house bar on a Sunday afternoon where we take up smoked mackeral, herring, pollock, cod, prawns, beef , chicken , lamb, pork and by far the best, conger eel. Im just venturing into cold smoking.
  2. whittling chip

    whittling chip Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard ! This site love pics of what you cook. I'd love to see some smoked conger eel. I guess you smoke that in a horizontal stick burner? [​IMG]
  3. Hello Les and welcome to SMF! Oh boy all that seafood! We love pics here!
  4. bloater

    bloater Newbie

    hi ya i only smoke the bit from the back of the head to the vent which on average is about 2 ft long but i tend to fillet it and stake it, next one i get ill get some photos for you
  5. bloater

    bloater Newbie

    Next lot of smoking i do ill take some photos for you and spend half of next week trying to upload them ex miners and computers dont get on
  6. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  to SMF. You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge.
  7. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Les!

    Can't wait to see the QVIEW of some of your fish smokes!  Also, maybe some pics of your area?

    Good luck and good smoking.
  8. big andy a

    big andy a Smoking Fanatic

    Conger eel??  Not something we get to see every day.  Like the others, looking forward to some pics.

    Welcome to the SMF party.

  9. whittling chip

    whittling chip Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I see what you mean....but what do you do with the rest of it?


    Happy Smoking
  10. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

  11. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Les, it was great chatting with you last night. I'm looking forward to you sharing some of your fish smokes. I've yet to try it.
  12. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No traditional caldeira (Portuguese fish stew) is authentic without conger eel. A portuguese fish seller told me without eel I can only sell the mix to Australians my own people wont buy it.
  13. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF Les!

    Would you do us a favor & update your profile info to include your location. Thanks!
  14. bloater

    bloater Newbie

    The remainder of the eel, including the head is normally taken away by some Filipino chap who we call the man from Manilla, who hangs around the boatyard looking for the bits we dont want , I think he makes soup out of the flesh and a pair of shoes out of the skin, lol.
  15. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hello and Welcome to SMF 
  16. welcome bloater thats the first one one those eels i ever saw ty...we have sturgeons that big here. im not much of a fish eater do like flyfishing though

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