Deb (De) Frost

I know that the amount of time a hide cooks makes a DIFFERENCE in the search (for better or worse), but I’d like some examples. I’m fuzzy on when/why it would be most valuable to cook a hide for several hours – what do you hope to gain vs. letting the dog hunt after 20 minutes? When might shorter actually be better?

What are some of the disadvantages of a long cook time? For example; a really HOT day, you’ve set an elevated hide 3′ up on a window sill. 4 hours later, where do you expect the dog to pick up odor? Where might s/he alert?

Another question: with a long cook time vs. a short one, do you use a different number of q-tips? Why or why not?

Thanks for your responses! ?