Drum Jerky FTMFW!

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by solaryellow, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Made enough jerky today to last quite some time. This is my 4th go round of making jerky on my UDS. The first few were good (better than store bought) but not perfect but with trial and error each batch got better. I now feel confident enough in my jerky making abilities to post up about it.

    Sliced up 18 lbs. bottom round for two batches.


    Then marinaded in mommy's secret marinade for 24 hours. I added some Instacure #1 to mommy's recipe. I also trimmed most of the fat from the meat to hold on to for sausage making.


    Then on to the top rack of the drum it went for 4 - 5 hours at 150*.


    Look at that beautiful color.


    Which then yielded one of these.


    Which was immediately followed by a second batch. I should be the envy of my group when we head up for 5 days of camping and wheeling later this week. [​IMG]
  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great Looking Jerky...[​IMG]
  3. blackened

    blackened Meat Mopper

    Saweet! Looks good.. [​IMG]
  4. txbigred

    txbigred Meat Mopper

    Looks good! I've got a dehydrator, but need to get smoke to it too. Wish the rack sizes match up with my smoker or MES, but they don't, oh well.....[​IMG]
  5. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is some good looking jerky. [​IMG]
  6. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man, I had forgotten about using the toothpick-hanger method...

    That really does make for a nice looking finished product. The curl in the strips indicates a nice slow and even drying...that just puts it over the top!

    A pocket full of those could last a guy several hours while out riding, hunting, fishing, hiking......let's just say they're perfect for the great outdoors.

    Very nice jerky! Thanks for the toothpick reminder, too.

  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now that sure is some killer looking jerky for sure.[​IMG]
  8. slim

    slim Meat Mopper

    I love me some good jerky....
  9. rod guy

    rod guy Smoke Blower

    Looks great!
  10. littlechief

    littlechief Fire Starter

    Looks great, I'm gonna have to try jerky on the drum one of these days.
  11. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    looks good i have to try that
  12. gruelurks

    gruelurks Smoking Fanatic

    That's some of the best jerky Q-View I've seen yet!
  13. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That was some fine looking jerky, great job!
    Jerky is still one of those things on the to-do list, hope when I do mine they come out looking even half that good.
  14. evo 9 guy

    evo 9 guy Smoke Blower

    Great lookin Jerky. [​IMG]
  15. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Got 15 more pounds to make tomorrow. Friends and coworkers are trying to place orders which I take as a pretty good compliment. Give it a try. It isn't hard and the rewards are certainly worth the effort.
  16. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit

    Is there a key to getting the uds to a constant 150* I have ran it low after I was done with the main smoke.. even with the ball valve half-3/4 closed.. and other two closed.. it either stays around 200* .. or will completely extinguish itself.
  17. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit

    Sorry to up start an old thread. .

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