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Making trout oil #6952258
08/02/20 11:50 PM
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I haven't made fish oil since I was a kid. And back then I just chopped up whatever fish I caught and tossed all species in together. Decided to make some trout oil with some soft, late summer, warm water trout caught last year. I chopped up enough to 2/3 fill two gallon glass jars back in the end of April and set them out in the sun. They have only developed less than 1/4" of very dark oil on top since then. I have read that trout makes a nice light oil, but this stuff is a dark brown and although I haven't opened them up and messed with it, it appears thick. I remember getting a lot more oil than this out of a mixed bag of trout, bullheads, sunfish, etc. when I was a kid. Not sure what I could have done wrong, but this sure isn't what I was expecting.

Re: Making trout oil [Re: bearcat2] #6952263
08/02/20 11:58 PM
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No help here but I'll be following along. I got 35 gallons of catfish brewing and more coming.

Re: Making trout oil [Re: bearcat2] #6952396
08/03/20 08:21 AM
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You can get light colored to dark colored oil from trout. Some batches of the first released oil can be very golden in color. Most we make is all dark and very thick.

You wont get a lot of oil from a gal of trout parts or less. We can draw a quart of oil or more from a well worked 5 gal bucket of trout. It does vary, it really depends upon the how well and thorough the parts have broken down.

The amount of overall fat contained in the fish is where the oil is derived. Whole gutted chopped up fish give the most oil. Remnant parts only won't yield as much oil compared to bulk whole fish.

Re: Making trout oil [Re: bearcat2] #6952760
08/03/20 04:25 PM
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I used whole fish, gutted and chopped into 1-2 inch chunks. I'll go ahead and leave them on through the summer, but yeah this stuff is dark and thick, and there isn't much of it.

Re: Making trout oil [Re: bearcat2] #6953471
08/04/20 03:31 AM
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flat head catfish and spoonbills both have big gobs of fat in their abdomen. At least some of them do. render oil out of that fat. i have not found anything that comes close to effectiveness


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Re: Making trout oil [Re: bearcat2] #6958520
08/08/20 09:43 PM
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internal fat renders a high percentage


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