Georgia Gator Jerky

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by nepas, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Got my last 3 lbs of Georgia gator heading towards some jerky.

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    Gotta thaw it. Will post how im going with the marinade later.

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  2. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

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  3. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

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    i've been thinking of doing gator jerky also...def gonna watch this thread
     
  4. shortend

    shortend Meat Mopper

    Your really on a roll now. Gotta see this! [​IMG]  [​IMG]
     
  5. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Does that taste the same as Louisiana Gator ????
     
  6. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I didnt notice any taste difference. I bet the Georgia gator will rip yer ass the same as an LA gator though....EH   [​IMG]

    Sorted and rinsed the gator.
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    Cut into gator nuggets. Going with 2 marinades along with 1 cup water and 1/2 tsp cure 1.
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    The gator is not as dense as chicken breast so i'm only going to vac tumble for 5 mins then into the fridge overnight.
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    After 5 mins of tumble its going in fridge.

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    Be back tomorrow on how i'm going to do this.
     
  7. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Was going to put some smoke to the gator.

    But

    When i took the top off the vac canister i could smell the smoke from the marinade.

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    I'm just going the lazy way.

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    Going with dehydrator for 1.5 hours at 145* Then to 155. Looking about 7-10 hours i guess.

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  8. 2salty

    2salty Fire Starter

    Where's the taste button on here?  Nice job!
     
  9. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Was out all day with my wife. Got home with 45 mins to go so i pulled the gator. Taste good, kinda dry but ok. Next time add 1.5 Tbs canola?

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