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Offline ArnieM

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Re: Why Texans eat Brisket and not Salmon
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2009, 06:01:36 AM »
Q,

I've done Salmon on a cedar plank and it was quite good.  Of course, you have to use a plank made for the purpose not chemically treated and ready to go on a house.  ;)
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Re: Why Texans eat Brisket and not Salmon
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2009, 06:44:50 AM »
I'm starting to think I just need to start shipping frozen briskets out,   ::)  seeing what you guys are paying!

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Offline dbrown1

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Re: Why Texans eat Brisket and not Salmon
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2009, 08:25:22 AM »
Not saying this for sure but maybe a few of you would like to do a bit of bartering next salmon season, I mean I get mine for the low low price of FREE !! Just a thought..

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Re: Why Texans eat Brisket and not Salmon
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2009, 04:05:15 PM »
Hmmmmm......in a post quite a while back, I did some "figger'in" on the real cost of "free" fish and, not counting the real cost of living here, it went something like this:

The Boat:   $10,000 to $80,000 average
The Boat Puller Truck: $25,000 to $50,000 average ("Spit" trucks average $25[Wink])
The Tackle: Rod: $100-$500 avg, Reel: $150-$500, Lures/Flashers/Hooks/Line/etc. $500-$100, Lead sinkers/cannonballs/etc: $200, Bait/Bait handling: $250, Nets/Gaffs/Clubs/Snakecharmers/Ammo: $200-$500
The Guv'ment (licenses/boat/trailer registration/etc.) $300-$400
The Fuel: $2000-$4000
The Food/Snacks/Beer: $800-$1000
And so on and so on.......

Amortized, Annualized, and Averaged makes the price of our "free" salmon about $3 zillion/lb and worth TWICE the price


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Offline dbrown1

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Re: Why Texans eat Brisket and not Salmon
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2009, 06:37:19 PM »
LOL yeah Kummok this is true !!

But when you go dip netting for those reds, as much as I like em 80 fish is a LOT !!

The silvers and kings well that's another story all together.... aka I'm keepin those  ;D

Just thought maybe a little bartering might be worth the time/effort.

And at 6 zillion a lb. that is a heep ob briskets and butts secret sauces etc. YUMMM !!
« Last Edit: October 01, 2009, 06:43:23 PM by dbrown1 »

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Re: Why Texans eat Brisket and not Salmon
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2009, 10:52:02 AM »
While I have two boats too many,one can easily arrange for Fresh Salmon on the cheap.

I can walk from my house and arrange dinner in but a few casts,or a smoker load with but a few more.

Speaking of which,I've fish that need cleaned now.

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Re: Why Texans eat Brisket and not Salmon
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2009, 11:08:56 AM »
Hey Big Stick, welcome to the forum. Hope you enjoy your time here talking about great smoked food.   CRG

Offline Hopefull Romantic

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Re: Why Texans eat Brisket and not Salmon
« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2009, 11:19:37 AM »
Hey Big Stick and welcome to the forum.

Kummok can you do the calculation again based on bartering all the way over here.

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Re: Why Texans eat Brisket and not Salmon
« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2009, 11:20:31 AM »
All filleted and vac packed.

Now trying to decide if I want to chase Halibut,or kill a Buck this afternoon.


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Re: Why Texans eat Brisket and not Salmon
« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2009, 11:25:16 AM »

Now trying to decide if I want to chase Halibut,or kill a Buck this afternoon.



I would say have the buck chase the Halibut and when it is caught, shoot the buck.

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Re: Why Texans eat Brisket and not Salmon
« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2009, 11:30:56 AM »
Go for the buck, smoke it and post pics.   CRG

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Re: Why Texans eat Brisket and not Salmon
« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2009, 11:31:46 AM »
I think "fresh" is easily quantified,when the fillets are less than 15 minutes from being on the hook.



Thing is,I'd rather not ever freeze a fish and I messed up and bumped into some nice Halibut,which sorta curtails that axiom.



But catching them is still fun...despite my usual preference to Hunt. Decisions...decisions.



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Re: Why Texans eat Brisket and not Salmon
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2009, 11:37:33 AM »
Should have checked my histogram and metered the shot differently. Too late now.

Tough to beat smoked/canned fresh (never frozen) Salmon,when introduced to cream cheese and a simple Ritz cracker.



Very tough to top.

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Re: Why Texans eat Brisket and not Salmon
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2009, 11:38:54 AM »
Goodness gracious...was that a Halibut :o :o :o :o

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Re: Why Texans eat Brisket and not Salmon
« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2009, 11:39:25 AM »