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12-27-2011, 08:38 AM
I got a Masterbuilt XL propane smoker for xmas. Im ready to put it to use. I would like some recipe/brines. Have smoked anything before(anything successful). I have ten rainbows, 3 cotton tails and 20 dove breasts. Not even sure if cotton tails or doves are any good. Any recipes or brines would be greatly appreciated as well as which wood would work best. Thanks for any advice

12-27-2011, 05:57 PM

1 tsp garic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp allspice
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup corse salt (sea salt)
2 T lemon juice
1 liter cold water
1/2 cup apple juice


1/2 T garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 T coriander
1 T chili pepper
1/2 T salt
1 tsp cumin
1 T paprika
1/2 T oregano

Brine for 4 hours in frig. remove and rinse off fillets and place on paper towels and pat dry.
let fillets dry in room temp. for 2 to 3 hours (should be nice and shiney)
springkl rub on fillets and rub in.
Spray grill rack with Pam to keep from sticking. Smoke with cherry wood or apple, alder for
4 hours,Spraying lemon juice in the fillets every hour.

On the brine i double it and add 1 hole box of brown sugar and with the rub
i times by 6 to have more for the next time.

Makes about 20 fillets
You can go to youtub to see how to fillet the trout
Good Luck
Smoke at 160 to 175 temp.

12-29-2011, 12:44 PM
Thank you very much. Very detailed recipe. Thanks

12-29-2011, 02:26 PM
Not sure about smoking dove breasts or cotton tails but know they are both darn good fried or stewed. Here is my favorite for trout.


2 cups soy sauce
1 cup white wine
1 cup water
1tsp garlic powder
1tsp onion powder
1tsp ground black pepper
a few good shakes of hot sauce
1/4cup non iodized salt
1/4cup maple syrup
1/2cup brown sugar

Brine overnight completely covered in brine. I like to use a large zip lock bag. Smoke to desired doneness. I like mine a little soft and not to the jerky stage. I only use alder wood on fish.

12-31-2011, 03:26 AM
Fishmeister can you give me a recipe for cotton tail stew? Im down to try them anyway possible. I have a pretty good dove recipe. Thanks for the trout recipe.