Going to try my first fatty!

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by jimwalter73, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. jimwalter73

    jimwalter73 StickBurners

    I am going to attempt my first fatty this weekend and I have noticed the way everyone wraps them in plastic. I was wondering exactly how long do you have to leave them wraped up before you smoke them? When I start them I will post some Qviews of my progress.[​IMG]
  2. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    I've left one overnight in fridge, and it held it's shape slightly better while smoking.

    The second one I did only stayed in fridge for about an hour, and it also worked just fine
  3. orlandosmoking

    orlandosmoking Smoking Fanatic

    I use the plastic wrap to compress the fatty using a rolling motion while holding the ends which I believe reduces the possibility of a blow out. Leave it wrapped in fridge long enough to firm it up. An hour is probably fine but the times I've made them I think it was closer to 3 or 4 hours in fridge then on to the smoker.
    Good luck and welcome to your new addiction.

  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    A lot of folks here use 1 gallon plastic bags for rolling then plastic to firm it up and store for smoking - I just use the plastic wrap for the whole process. One less thing to clean up.
  5. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You don't really need any specific amount of time after you wrap it in plastic wrap, that is to seal it up nice and tight.
    If you find the sausage a bit too soft after rolling it up just toss it in your freezer for 10-15 minutes before throwing on the smoekr and it will hold shape just fine.
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What they all said. Overnight is good.

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