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Soux Vide Sausage
So, I asked during the Livestream about finishing sticks in the souz vide. You smoke them for awhile to 130*. Then vac pack and souz vide. Do you have to let the sausage bloom then? Do you have to take them out of the bag to bloom and then re-bag? What I would like to do is smoke summer and sticks, then bag and finish in a soux vide bath…and be done after the cool bath. Thoughts? Comments? Thanks.
mcherbies Even when i finish in a sous vide cooker I still let them sit out at room temperature for an hour after I have cooled them. 2-3 hours might give you a better bloom but I have found that 1 hour is usually enough before moving them to a cooler for overnight storage.
Jonathon So when you let them sit out, do you remove them from the bag or leave them vacuum sealed?
mcherbies Remove them from the bag to let them air dry.