No I took what Case said as joking with his wife. I do not think using a hot tub would be safe. Funny, but not safe. I could see it now as you walk out with a whole hog in a vaccuum bag and try to place it in a hot tub while a couple are sitting in there. The expression on thier faces would be priceless. As for the seasoning I would agree with Sqwib and JohnDuoh on their findings on timing and delivery. We have done duck and chicken confit that was the best I have ever had and it used way less fat to do it and was extremely tender.