BradJ I actually usually put the water on top of the drip tray to keep it further away from the burner just in case it somehow spills. I want the burner to have that little bit of protection from the water spilling down into it.
water/ice water bath ??
Why do a bath in water after pulling snack sticks from smoker?
Should I do an ice water bath or just cold water bath?
how long in water?
shane102 The reason you do an ice water bath is to stop the cooking process and typically 15-20 is sufficient. Once you pull them out of the water let them sit on the counter for an hour or 2 then hold in the fridge overnight before vacuum sealing them in bags.
shane102 Ice bath is going to give you a better-finished product than just cold water. It doesn’t have to be all ice cubes but somewhere around 50/50 starting point of water to ice is a good ratio.
I agree about the finished product like john said. I use a couple of frozen 2 liter juice bottles in the water. tip: The square ones waste less room in the freezer and will cool a couple batches before you need to refreeze them. :penguin:
Jonathon when you say ice bath will give better finished product what do you mean. what does the process accomplish to make better??
thanks for the help
AdamCA why hold in the fridge overnight?
thanks for help
You want to get it cooled all the way down before packaging, vacuum packing to prevent condensation from forming. That can cause freezing issues, freezer burn in the future.
shane102 An ice bath stops the cooking process if you don’t get the heat down it will continue to cook and you will have a dryer more overcooked product. It also can leave you with a dry casing that wont have much snap to it