Can you define the term?

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by redt, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. redt

    redt Fire Starter

    For the layman - a newbie when it comes to sausage. Can you define the term

    "Remove from smokehouse and cool with cold water until internal temp is 110F Allow to bloom till desired color is reached. 

    What exactly is "bloom", and how is this accomplished? 

    No such thing as a dumb question - only dumb mistakes.  
  2. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The cold water bath stops the cooking process. After the sausage comes out of the water it is hung to dry. When it is drying it will start to darken a little. The drying and darkening is called blooming.
  3. redt

    redt Fire Starter

    Thank you, sir! I thought blooming was what you defined, but didn't really know. I do know to come to this forum for knowledgeable answers to my questions!  [​IMG]
  4. As Todd said above it allows the flavors to marry and mellow.

    Happy smoken.

  5. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    RT That is not a stupid question, that is why this forum and the people are so great here, we try to help everyone

    Good luck on your smoking process and hope to see some sausages come our way. 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker 

    Last edited: Feb 23, 2015
  6. weisswurst

    weisswurst Smoke Blower

    I concur with other comments regarding " bloom ". Color , tightness of casing , elimination of any undesirable ,strong smoky odors. Happy smoking. And that was definitely NOT a dumb question. Weisswurst .

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