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Old 05-29-2010, 12:30 AM   #1
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Help me smoke trout.

i love smoked trout, and being a newbie at smoking i was wondering if anyone could give me tips on how to properly smoke a few whole trout.

i have a small, gas smoker (the 36" perfect flame from lowes) , and chips and chunks of apple wood, hickory, and mesquite at my disposure.


time, temps, and seasoning help would be appreciated.

also, is smoking a salmon or steelhead filet much different than a whole fish?

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Old 06-04-2010, 10:09 PM   #2
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bump.

no one.

nada.

zero trout, smoked.
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:13 PM   #3
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I would think smoking a filet would be easier to smoke than a whole fish because the flesh is exposed to the smoke.

Alton Brown did a show on smoking salmon using a make-shift smoker on a fishing trip. As I remember it, there was a lot of good info aside from 'McGiver-ing' a smoker with odds and ends.
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:16 PM   #4
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lol, andy. i remember how much he irritated you by making simple cooking things into rube goldbergs.

thanks, i'll go look for rube, er, alton.
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BT just tried cedar planks for salmon the first time 2 days ago for my mom, and she raved about the flavor... Just a thought...
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:31 PM   #6
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thanks, mimiz.

cedar planks are on my list for grilling, but i was thinking about smoking. you know, low and slow, lots of smoke making the little guy look kinda wrinkly and tasty.
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thanks, mimiz.

cedar planks are on my list for grilling, but i was thinking about smoking. you know, low and slow, lots of smoke making the little guy look kinda wrinkly and tasty.
Kinda like, never mind, anyway I don't know much about smokin (on a grill ) I just tried those the other day and lots of smokey flavor said Mom, I don't eat salmon it's like veggies it will kill you
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I always have a hard time keeping them lit.
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...cedar planks are on my list for grilling...
While there is no harm in grilling cedar planks, I've found that attaching some salmon to them first is a better way to go. That way, you not only have the joy of burning wood, you have food to eat!
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Old 06-05-2010, 01:37 PM   #11
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lol, weisenheimer!

update: i found a cure for whole fish to be smoked from the site that chef munky posted in my smoking ribs thread.

http://www.thesmokering.com/Recipes/FishDryCure.jsp

and some other instructions:
http://www.hotsmokebbq.com/064_grill...oked_trout.php
i will be tring this soon.
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Which end do you light and which end do you puff on?
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Which end do you light and which end do you puff on?
Depends on how much "trout" you've had already... Just throwing that out there...
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I was just wondering where he got the papers...
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It came from the shop all rolled up already!
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