jerky and snack sticks

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by countrysmoked, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. countrysmoked

    countrysmoked Smoke Blower

    I made a batch of jerky and some snack sticks over the weekend after installing AC in my butcher shop. Here are some pics. (sorry for the quality I had to take them with my camera phone)

    My Jerky gun made from a power caulk gun
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    Snack sticks in the smoker
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    More smoker pics
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    Jerky on racks in the smoker
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    Thin blue smoke
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    The new AC installed
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    Temp is 68 degrees
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    Temps in the Smoker for Jerky
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    It is amazing how much better you feel when making a batch of jerky when it is 68 degrees instead of 98 in the butcher shop. I made 5 lbs of beef jerky for a neighbor and 10 lbs of venison snack sticks for myself. I think I have the recipe for the snack sticks almost down. I will post it after a couple more test batches. I am shooting for a sweet hot smoky stick that I like. Everyone that tried it so far thinks I should just leave it alone and start making them some. I didn't get pics of shooting the jerky as I didn't want to get my phone dirty and didn't have any help.

    The Ac I got is a 17500 btu casement model that fit between the uprights in the trailer sides just right. It was 98 degrees outside and 68 inside with it set on low cool. Hope you all enjoy the pics.
  2. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Guest

    I can only imagine the difference the AC makes. Makes you want to be in there more Im sure. [​IMG]
  3. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice set u have there-and the jerky and sticks sound great
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Very nice and a great set up too
  5. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    COOL!! I'm looking forward to you recipe on the snack sticks.
  6. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've worked in many unrefrigerated meat rooms and know your pain! You spend half your time taking product in and out of the cooler to try to maintain temperature control instead of processing meat!

    Pops §§
  7. smokeguy

    smokeguy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    How's the testing coming out? Have you gotten to a final recipe yet? That flavor profile sounds like something I'd like a lot.
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think you have a good set up there and I would like to see the final product.
  9. ssyork

    ssyork Newbie

    Recipe PLEASE, Begging here, the sweet hot sounds great. A company out of the northwest, or from your local Matco tool dealer, called Jerky Hut, makes a sweet hot that is pretty good. Been wanting to try one since I had theirs. Nice setup too.
  10. dalton

    dalton Smoke Blower

    hey...   I like your power jerky shooter...   looks like you used a lem jerky cannon.  can you share how you modified it?  I just did 30 lbs of jerky and snack stics and arm got a bit worn out.  a power gun would be nice!!!


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