Whole Smoked Trout or Kokanee, Wet & Dry Brine

When it comes to smoking fish, you can't go wrong with the Little Chief Smoker or Big Chief Smoker. These smokers keep the fish at a constant temperature without the worry of heat fluctuation that may cause the fish to "cook" instead of "smoke." The Smokehouse Gas Smoker will also smoke fish at lower temperatures but must be monitored more to keep temperatures low. The temperature gauge located in the door of the gas smoker, makes checking temperatures very easy. Once you have smoked a few batches of food, it's easy to regulate temperatures and find the sweet spot on...

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Best Brines for Smoking Salmon or Trout

When it comes to the best brines for smoking salmon or trout, there are lots of favorites that everybody has. However, we are going back to the old original brines that your great grandfather used to use. We're going to give you three simple ways to brine your fish. The first is the old original brine that works great on fresh fish. The second, and our favorite, is the old original brine that works excellent on both fresh and frozen fish. And the third, which is our Smokehouse Trout and Salmon Brine Mix for those of you that may be...

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Smoked Trout on a Budget

Use your “freezer fish,” and avoid fishmonger sticker shock! Depending on where you live, it seemed like a long and cold winter, where cleaning out the freezer of last season’s salmon and trout fillets just wasn’t in the cards. Now that most of the “arctic blasts” are over, it’s time to start reliving some of last year’s great angling memories and making room for some of the fresh fish from springtime adventures that are just around the corner! The big bonuses for doing some “refrig-rummaging” is that not only are you going to win a few points from your significant-other...

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