Smoked some polish sausage a few weeks ago and was really, really happy with it. One question though... after taking off the drum to cool for a few minutes, the casing began to wrinkle up. No doubt the casing was stretched out a bit and when the pork began to cool, it returned to normal size... leaving the casing less than impressive looking.
I read online somewhere that dunking the sausage in an ice water bath will prevent such shrinkage (the opposite of what happens when I jump in the pool...). Does this work? If so, how long do you dunk it for?