Sausage Question

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by dj54, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. dj54

    dj54 Fire Starter

    I've read on here about putting your sausage in ice water to let it bloom, exactly what does that mean ?
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When you put it in ice water after it's done smoking, it stops the cooking & keeps it from shrinking up & getting wrinkled.
  3. dj54

    dj54 Fire Starter

    How long does that take ?
  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Some folks just put the sausage in front of a fan,some cold water them and others just hang them at room temp.

    It helps to cool and develop color.

  5. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    leave them in ice water or cold tap water till they get below 100°f . like Craig said, bloom is to develop a darker color, that happens after you remove them from the water and hang them to dry.
  6. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Just a cold water bath for me.... See no need to waste the ice...... Just stopping the cooking process. i leave it in the water for about five to 10 minutes adding cool water as the water heats up.... Then hang in a refrigerator to bloom over night


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