Cold Water Bath or Shower for Cured Sausages


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    Meat Hacks: Cold Water Bath or Shower for Cured Sausages

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    Benefits of a Cold Water Bath or Shower for Cured Sausages

    After you get done cooking any type of cured meat product you want to cool it down as quickly as possible. The cooling cycle is going to help out with 3 different things. First, the cooling cycle helps set the casing to the product and keeps the meat and casings from separately or peeling off. Second, it also helps prevent wrinkling in your sausage casings to make a better looking appearance on the final product. Lastly, the cooling cycle really helps with meat safety and controlling bacteria and microbial growth.

    Easiest Way to Do a Cold Water Bath or Shower

    1. Shower the product directly in your smokehouse. This isn’t always possible though if your smokehouse is not in a place that is moisture friendly or you cannot reach it with a hose.
    2. Use a meat lug and a kitchen sink. After cooking, put your meat product into a Meat Lug, set the meat lug at an angle in your kitchen sink, and turn on the facet and let the water run over the product, into the meat lug, and then slowly overflow into the sink. Let the water continue to run from the facet over the meat and overflow into the sink for about 10 minutes until the meat products have cooled completely.

    So always use a cold water bath or shower to help set the casing to the meat, prevent wrinkling for a better appearance, and practice good meat safety by lowering the temp quickly to limit bacteria and microbial growth.

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    MMMMMM I was going to add Citric acid so maybe I’ll adjust and maybe do half one way.
    Thanks for info.Tarp.

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    As for the flavor, I think they will match up fairly well. That might change if you use encapsulated citric acid, I can see the tang from the acid maybe not going so well with the Ghost Pepper Cheese. However, I also like adding Citric Acid when I make Habanero Lime snack stick so tang and heat aren’t necessarily a bad match, just something to think about!

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    I’m going to make some pepperoni sticks in a few days and was wondering if anyone has added ghost pepper high temp.cheese to the excalibur product. My wife thinks not . I’m talking 1/2 lb to 10lbs meat.
    But we like it hotter than most people but it might not flavor it correctly.???

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  • Smores Will it BBQ? Smores!

    In this segment we pose the question and the answer to Will it BBQ? So much more than just hamburgers, hot dogs, and other meats can be BBQ'd, Grilled, or Smoked. And, this is where we try out unique ideas for cooking on a grill or smoker. This week we are BBQ'ing Smores and letting you know if it will BBQ or not!

    Prep Time

    5 Minutes

    Cook Time

    10 Minutes

    Ingredients

    Marshmellows
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    Chocolate

    Utensils Needed

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    Instructions So much more than just hamburgers, hot dogs, and other meats can be BBQ'd, Grilled, or Smoked. And, this is where we try out unique ideas for cooking on a grill or smoker. This week we are going to try BBQing Smores!

    Obviously, Smores will BBQ, doing them on a grill is basically the same process as over a fire but doing it on the BBQ might have a few advantages. With normal smores, you are relying on the heat from the marshmallow to melt the chocolate and you can only do a few at a time.

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    We did a few where we cut a slit in the marshmallows and inserted a small piece of chocolate to see if that made any difference in the finished appearance.

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    I sprinkled some Cinnamon toast shake on these and just like always that made things a lot tastier!

    So, Will it BBQ?

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    @jonathon Thank you so much. We are very excited to make more snack sticks. We ordered more supplies today!

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