Successful first Jerky

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by jaycoje, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Made my first attempt at Jerky last night. I used London Broil and Hi Mountain cure. I cut the meat about 1/4 inch with the grain and let it cure for about 30 hours (was going for 24 hours but it wouldn't stop raining). Put it in the smoker at 6:00 pm at about 175 deg for about 4 hours till the meat was 165 deg. It turned out really good, never having home made Jerky before I have nothing to compare it to but over all very happy with it.
    Jason.
     
  2. meat hunter

    meat hunter SMF Premier Member

    Good job, looks great[​IMG]
     
  3. pignit

    pignit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Points for trying something new. A little trick I picked up on with the jerky is to hand it with a toothpick between the racks. You can put a lot more in the smoker if you need to and it seems to circulate around the jerky more evenly. Looks shweeeeet!
     
  4. Lets see a finished product!
     
  5. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice start there... I would also advise you to use the toothpick meathod... You can do so much more with it!
     
  6. pignit

    pignit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A picture is worth a thousand words. I put two pieces of jerky on each toothpick.


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  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly OTBS Member

    Wow that rack is perfect for Jerky. Where did you get that?
    Jerky looks great too
     
  8. pignit

    pignit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Rack is a thing Sams Club sells to hold the warming trays over your heat source. Grand total of 3 bucks apiece and they are perfect size.
     
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly OTBS Member

    Thanks - that is the perfect size
     
  10. Looks Great... Nice job on first try...[​IMG]
     
  11. mballi3011

    mballi3011 OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Definetly a good first try [​IMG]for pulling it off and I hope they came out tasting good but I'm sure they did. Hey pignit thats a nice rack you came up with there. Well keep it up with the new things and thebest of luckon your next ventures.
     
  12. Hey Pignlt, I like that rack and tooth pick method. I will try that next time. I've been eating so much of this Jerky my teeth are killing me. Its not tough or anything, I just have girly teeth or something. I will try to post a pic of the finished Jerky but I'm at a state park in Destin FL with no internet, I'm doing all this from a Blackberry and its a pain in the ass. Thanks for the replies.
     

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