Making Venison Jerky in Bradley Smoker

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by ernurse28, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. ernurse28

    ernurse28 Fire Starter

    So last weekend I made a 3lb batch of venison jerky seasoned with Hi-Mountain cracked pepper blend. I vacuum sealed the meat and marinated for about 2 1/2 days.
     
  2. ernurse28

    ernurse28 Fire Starter

    Loading the trays with the jerky for the smoker.
     
  3. ernurse28

    ernurse28 Fire Starter


    Didn't have pictures loading the smoker!
     
  4. ernurse28

    ernurse28 Fire Starter


    About 11/2 hours drying time at 110deg. Then bump temp to 120-130 for 3 hours with smoke. I used the hickory pucks for the Bradley. Then temp to 150 for an hour then no higher that 170. About 9 hours total cook time.
     
  5. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      The finished pic looks great!  But 9 hours seems like a long time.

       Mike
     
  6. ernurse28

    ernurse28 Fire Starter

    Mike- thanks it has great flavor! It didn't last long with the people at work! If agree with the 9 hours. But the jerky wasnt brittle and it passed the bend test. I was following another recipe for a SMF member followed about the same time line. I do find with venison it tends to dry a bit more after taking it out. Do you have any good jerky recipes? Thanks for the feedback!
     
  7. evan stilley

    evan stilley Newbie

    How many Hickory Pucks Did you Use?
     
  8. ernurse28

    ernurse28 Fire Starter

    @ Evan Stilley- I smoked for approx 2 hours and I get 20min/puck. So 6 pucks for the smoke time.
     
  9. I am getting ready to make a batch,glad to see the different times spent in the smoker.Will let you know how it turns out.
     
  10. ernurse28

    ernurse28 Fire Starter

    Dan I'm looking forward to seeing your final results! I love making jerky! I'm due for making some more soon. Happy smoking!
     

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