I have smoked alot of salmon in cold weather and didnt do anything to it other than smoke it. My fear in smoking paddlefish in warm weather is smoking it fast with enough heat that the center didnt get spoiled. If you semi- cooked it and then smoked it then fine. We used to grind buffalo fish and mix with lard and put the patties on the smoker and start out with high heat and back it off and let them drip and flare and my-my-my.....
Smoking fish that is not greasy comes out dry but dont let that stop you. Brine your fish first. A good overnight Salmon brine will work good. Let your fish get hot before you add smoke or the smoke will stick to them.(makes them black) If you are using a BBQ grill put heat on one side and fish on the other. Smoking should only take 2 hrs or so.--RESOMAN--
Back in old days I got this from fred he told me in north woods the indian didn't have teepee they use birch bark for a hut and one hut is for their meat and fish to smoke .He said that they hang all there meat and fish off the raffer inside their hut and let smoke cure them from their camp fire .He also said they never let the smoke go out thew top it alway come on the side for that reason.I don't know if they use brine before they hang it up or not .
Depends on what you are doing. If you are just gonna eat it then throw it on the weber in a thick chunk and grill/smoke it for an hour or so. These primitive folks would hang meat in thin pieces and smoke it to dry it out. They would smoke it for a couple days and maybe just leave it hanging. This was a cold smoke. Huge mistake is to oversmoke on high heat as that will be like eating out of a stovepipe. Fish spoils real easy so I would say to smoke it fast and hot and eat it.
Dont know about spoonbills as we dont have them but i smoke lots of fish every year.Our weather stays hot and i smoke my fish slow with nothing but wood.It often stays in the smoker 8-10 hours with the outside temp often over 90 and i have yet to have a single piece go bad.Down here smoking was the way they kept fish back in the day. I have kept smoked fish weeks in the fridge and several days inside without having them go bad.I have even seen them grow mold on the outside without spoiling after being smoked and still be eatible,although i would not recommend it.And i have never heard of them turning black from smoke if you use a good hard wood.The more oil a fish has the easier it is to smoke and dont let it get too dry
trapper660: what wrong with buzz?he never hurt noone.lol
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trapper660: whoops i thought it would bleep that.
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bobcat: well 660 u no u can edit it ..... LOL...
May 9, 2013 22:53:44 GMT -5
trapper660: what the heck?no one posting at all for a day or two and no one shouting for a long time.is everyone hibernating for the summer or what.
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64 bobcat: must be 660..... everyone is busy , I guess
May 13, 2013 21:29:03 GMT -5
trapper660: i guess so hows everything with you bobcat
May 13, 2013 21:38:40 GMT -5
mg: Fur Buyer...Hello fellow trappers and hunters I was in the fur business for over 18 years and my son also is in the business. We are interested in your fur. My son works the east coast while I work south west area.
May 14, 2013 12:52:03 GMT -5
mg: Please contact us if you are looking to sell.
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silverfox: I looked into the deal and it would be around 120/month for three years for a 4000 loan at 4%.
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krank: the heck you say....
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bamamudpie: i sure wished some one would come to bama and buy fur but i know it want happen the out of staters fees is way to high ,which in my mind was set to keep buyers out
May 19, 2013 14:52:08 GMT -5
trapper660: anyone out there tonight?i will be off and on here for awhile. i hurt my back earlier and have nothing else to do.lol
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trapper 660 i know how you fee: Enter your reply here...
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krank: Do you know just how I fee? Enter your reply right here.....
May 21, 2013 18:40:08 GMT -5
trapper660: sometimes the fee is high sometimes its low.lol
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trapper660: my reply,..... who the heck is this.
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trapper660: feels good to shout dont it.lol im off to a ball game.
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