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Re: Prague powder

Posted By: TC
Date: Sunday, February 22, 2004 at 2:29 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Prague powder (Larry Hall)

I tried using TQ in my fish brine once and was not happy with the results. It seemed to make the fish heavy and mushy. I smoke in excess of 200lbs of salmon every year and just use 1/2 cup Kosher salt to 1 gallon of water for 12 hours brine time. (Too much brine time will make the fish meat mushy) Most recipies I see call for 1 cup per gallon for an overnight brine or 2 cups per gallon for a quick 4 hour brine. The most important part of smoking fish is about a 2 hour dry time prior to smoking. You have to dry the fish until the "pellicle" has formed. This is the shiny, slightly tacky, coating that your fish will get after it has dried. The pellicle helps the smoke to coat evenly and most importantly helps keep in the juices and retain a firm texture as the fish is smoked. If you don't have a fan in your smoker than use a house fan aimed toward the racks of fish, flipping after about an hour.

Hope this helps!
Tom

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Joe Ames -- Friday, December 17, 2004 at 7:46 a.m.
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Linda Sedall -- Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 9:16 p.m.
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Larry Hall -- Sunday, February 22, 2004 at 6:36 a.m.
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TC -- Sunday, February 22, 2004 at 2:29 p.m.
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Larry Hall -- Sunday, February 22, 2004 at 3:10 p.m.
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Zena Weinthrop Ford -- Friday, February 4, 2005 at 12:36 p.m.
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Joe Ames -- Friday, February 4, 2005 at 12:48 p.m.
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Richard L. Kimball -- Thursday, August 28, 2003 at 9:06 a.m.
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Scott -- Saturday, October 2, 2004 at 3:43 p.m.
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Joe Ames -- Saturday, October 2, 2004 at 3:54 p.m.
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Scott -- Saturday, October 2, 2004 at 4:52 p.m.
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Joe Ames -- Saturday, October 2, 2004 at 4:59 p.m.
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