First catch a Chinerk - this one will do -

I like to use the front part of the filet

Cut in to 3/8 - 1/2" strips

Gather up ingredients for Brine

1/2 batch of Granny's brine
8 cups water . Start with 6 cups hottest tap water
add 1/2 - 3/4 cup salt
3 tbsp garlic powder
3 tbsp onion powder
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup Karo corn syrup
4 tbsp Mapeline

Mix it up good. I like to use a cooler

Add fish and other 2 cups of water in frozen form

Tomorrow or the next day ( be sure to add more ice) drain off brine

Do you have the plastic smoker racks? No? Get them. Spray each one as you go

Rack it up and pepper. I like cracked black pepper, some with Cayenne. Red Pepper works too.

Time for the Smoker. Be sure not to burn hole in deck. Use ceramic tiles under Smoker

Smoke until it is hard to the touch. Rotate racks. Sampling recommended


Edited by GutZ (08/04/13 10:27 PM)
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