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Old 05-17-2012, 09:56 PM   #1
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Default Sausage shrinkage!

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?

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