Hey guys. I wanted to share these pictures and this smoke with you.
I was up at lake erie flyfishing yesterday and caught a beautiful steelhead which is basicly a large rainbow trout. This fish was gorgeous chrome and put up a heck of a fight. My goal was to preserve the freshness of this fish so i caught it, filleted it, and put it on ice. a few hours later it went right from the ice to the brine mixture ( salt, brown sugar, garlic powder, water). After 10 hours in the brine I dryed it with a paper towel, let it sit out in 65 degrees to get that tacky coating which is crucial for smoking, and it went into the UDS for 7 hours at 140-180 degrees over hickory and charcoals.