Re: Shipping Fish In Barrels
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in the UK the brine used for preserving fish in a barrel was actually just salt and the water present in the fish turned it to brine. A good fish wife (herring gutter) could gut between 2 and 3 fish every three seconds. Salt transport presumably in freight cars and storage of salt would also be needed on a model. I think the weight of salt used was about the same as the weight of fish.
On Tue, 25 Jan 2022 at 19:12, leakinmywaders via groups.io <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
The lake herring or cisco of the Great Lakes, Coregonus artedi, might more properly be called a whitefish. They were brined in barrels same as Atlantic herring, hence the common name. They were and are larger, adults commonly 28-40 cm (11-16 inches) in length.