First Beef jerky On The MES W/Qview

Discussion in 'Beef' started by ronp, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well yesterday all I thought about was trying to slice some jerky on my new slicer. I called my butcher buddy and it was his day off.[​IMG] I went to Sams' and found this and snapped it up.

    Not a bad price.

    I forgot to take pics of the slicing but it went well, I cut it accross the grain about 3/16'. I got out my Yoshida's soy, 1 cup, a heavy dose of granualted garlic and lemon pepper, and added 2 1/2 tbs of Tender Quick. I could have went 4 1/4 but didn't want a salt over load. After about 3 hours here they are draining. I did a fry pan test and the salt was OK.

    I set the MES at 150' since it runs anywhere 10' - 20' hotter. I smoked with hickory for about 5 hours with no water in the pan and the door cracked about 1/2' for circulation. At that point I set the temp down to 125' and went to bed. This is what I got this AM. It is bendable, still chewy and good.

    When I asked Carol if she tried any when I got home, she said "Yes, it is great"

    That made me a happy camper and gave me yet another use for my new slicer. I got a little over 1 1/2 pounds after trimming and dehydrating. Surprisingly it wasn't that smokey after 5 hours, hmm, but still good. It is addicting to say the least.

    Next time I will try and score an eye of the round and wont have to trim the sinue out of the middle, that was annoying.

    Good luck if you try it.
  2. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Please bag that up and send it north. Thanks Ron!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I told Carol what you said and she she said no way Jose!
  4. valkman

    valkman Smoke Blower

    Man that looks great!
  5. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    Nice jerky Ron. I just finished the last of my first attempt. Ready for round 2
  6. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks good Ron! Another thing on my to do list.

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