I am going to make up about 30-40 lb. of brats in the next 2 weeks. I would like to but some smoke on about half of them. I would really like to not cook them all the way done. I was thinking of cold smoking them for 2 hours then putting them back in the fridg. overnight to cool. Then bag and freeze the next day.
What do you guys think? Will this be safe if the temp in the smoker never gets above 75 deg? Also do you think they will pickup enough smoke to be worth the effort