. So Im tired of staying up all day and night cooking sausage. I want to try the hot water bath next time. I know the temp is around 150-155. But how do you know how long? Is there a chart or do you stick a probe in one and maybe keep that end above water. Will they come up to 153. Now these are naked sausage sticks right, not vacum wraped? What IT can I pullem out of smoker and into water? Usually smoke 4 hrs and by then they should be around 120. I think. Sure could use some advice.