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Unread 09-28-2007, 03:37 PM   #1
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OK..I know that I am opening a whole can of worms here, but here we go. Every time I smoke sausage(Polish or Brats) they come out all wrinkled. What can I do to keep my sausage from wrinkling?

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Rub hehehehe with oil hehehehe & smoke about 2 hours.

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How close are they to the heat source? What temperature are you smoking them at?

When doing sausages I like to bring the temp up to around 200, but nice and slow so they start out around 100 and spend a bit in the mid 100s.
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Well, you set it up for WoodPile responses......

What temps and times are you using to get those wrinkled sausages?
The only time I have seen that is on the grill at high temps and I expect that.

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Are you using sausage with a high fat content? Wrinkling can be a symptom of the filling being real fatty or cooking at too high a temp.....
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Simple. Just don't cook them as long or at as high a temp. or both.
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Spray it with cold water when you take it off and cool it rapidly. It will stop the wrinkling.
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Before I cook my brats I make a bath of beer, onion, and garlic and put it on the grill. When I'm done cooking the brats I put them in the bath. This way I can cook them ahead of time and opens up grill space. This typically keeps them from wrinkling also. Nothing like a brat with a beer soaked onion.
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